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    THOR Ballistic tip or hollow point

    So aside from accuracy, because I wont be able to test that for a few more months, which bullet is better for elk hunting in Colorado- the 247gr hollow point or the 300gr ballistic tip THOR? Was also thinking of trying the Hornady FPBs but not sure which grain bullet would be best here either??

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    FPB's are good if your gun likes them. I shoot 300 grain FPB's in my 50 cal Knight in CO. What ML do you have? Its 1 of those things you just have to experiment with until you find a load and bullet that works well in your gun.
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    The 350 gr FPB's with a 130 grs of 777 pellets shoot lights out in my CVA Kodiak Pro Magnum!!
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    I think you need at least 300 grains for an elk. I went with the tipped thor.

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    I talked to the owner at Thor. He says he is pretty much done producing the hollow-point because most people wanted the ballistic tip. He said that the hollow point were actually a pain to produce because all of the bullets he ordered from Barnes were ballistic tip and then he drilled out the plastic tips for the hollow points.
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    I shoot a CVA Optima with a 24" barrel. I was planning on trying the FPBs and the Thors when I get home. I am going to use BH209 powder and CCI 209M primers.

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    I'm shooting the 300 gn FPB in front of 100 grains of blackhorn 209 with CCI 209M in a CVA Optima Pro, seems to be working out fairly well so far! Granted, I haven't fired a muzzleloader prior to this spring in a few years, so I'm not sure if good is actually very good, or just in my head...

 

 

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