bought mine new way back. killed many deer with it and it shoots most anything well. i have used the power belts and accuracey is pretty good but the bullets i have recovered have blown quite a bit and blood trails were not great. never lost a deer though. i now like and swear by the barnes 250 gr xpanders. shoots great with 90 grains rs pyrodex. do the work and clean the gun the way it should be done and it will make you happy. i wont ever part with mine.Guest wrote:does the powerbelt 245 grn shoot well in the bk92 rifles ? i have one and havent had a chance to shoot it yet and was gonna give the powerbelts a shot and see ..
Late last year I finally consumed all the Knight 260gr. jacketed .50cal rounds (mfg#900180) which is what I have used since the rifle was new (early '90s.) The rifle loved them and MoA was normal when I did my part. Knight no longer offers that bullet that I can find and, quite frankly, their S&H was over the top. So, I switched to Hornady XTP 240gr. FMJ HP.45cal Mag available locally for a small fortune.
I shot a few rounds last year to sight in with the new bullet loaded (100gr. FFg with #11 cap) exactly like the old Knight round. I made a slight adjustment and was happy. Some time later I took a stationary deer in our woods at about 50yds. It fell like a ton of bricks. I was impressed with myself until I did my onsite autopsy. My aim point was the proverbial broadside breadbasket but I hit the base of the neck bone about 7+inches off target at 11o'clock. I confirmed that I hit a small (1/2") sapling (it couldn't be me!) and said that's what did it. Let me add that the XTP .45Mag is powerful magic.
This year I confirmed zero, but only fired one round, which hit dead-nut center at 100yds. Even though I like to mark 2" high at that range, I was happy and bragged to the little lady about my shooting prowess and, oh yeah, the rifle. Then I went out and shot a deer, quartering away at about 35yds. shooting left-handed with one eye closed. Yeah, I'm that good. Ha! It dropped in its tracks. The autopsy revealed that again I broke the spine above the ribs about 5 or 6" high from my aim point. I began growing suspicious.
I have a range on our place so I started shooting. I'm talking scatter-gun here! 12MoA!!! I went so far as to shoot one round a day like I would if it were opening day...every day. My routine has alwayts been: dry patch, shoot cap with patch/ramrod in barrel, check burn, then foul the barrel with 30gr., spit patch, dry patch, load for hunt. Shoot one round. Clean and pickle the rig. Next day, do it again. The results have been dismal.
Now I'm thinking this is more serious than just a 10gr. bullet change. I am thinking the came-from-the-dealer Tasco Worldclass fixed 4x40 is toast. I've been over every nut, bolt, screw and strap on my rig and blue-juiced them all. Well, not the sling.
So, that's where I am. Any words of wisdom?