Thompson/Center Shock Wave Sabot Bullets - Bonded
I’m sorry to say, but the performances of these bullets are terrible. In the past two years I have lost 3 deer. On two, there was no blood trail at all and I watched one of then swinging his front shoulder as he ran off. The third is what prompt me to write this review. There was a blood trail but it was very sparse and when I finally found the deer it was no good. It seems that if these bullets don’t hit bone they want expand. The in and the out hole were the size of the bullet. That tells me there was no expansion as it went through the deer. I purchased a box of 30 and will not be using what’s left.
November 18, 2014
i got 5 shockwaves with my Thompson/Center Triumph bone collector. first tried traditions smack down it was allover they loaded easy that was problem needed to be little tier in the barrel.so i put in the sockwaves what a differance 1/2 groups @100yrds once the scope dialed in. last friday in Mich got a 7 pt buck @ 90 yrds text book shot. i will keep using these bullets. use Thompson/Center for your Thompson/Center .
November 21, 2011
it did the job for me
I shot a doe at 65 yards. The deer ran about 20 yds and turned a flip. It was a 120 pound doe. I like the product and will continue using it. It did make a pass throught and exit hole about twice size of entrance.
December 13, 2008
True elk medicine
"Took a cow elk at 52 yards with my .50 cal T/C Encore; loaded with 150 grains of Pyrodex pellets and the 250 grain T/C Shockwave bonded bullet. The Bullet opened up to the size of a quarter and after smashing thru a rib bone it was found on the off side shoulder between the rib cage and the right front shoulder blade. The cow went 20 yards and that was all she wrote.
This is an excellent big game bullet and my accuracy was slightly over 1 inch at 100 yards...it beat out the Barnes bullet (accuracy wise) in my gun for my go to round."
March 3, 2008