Thompson/Center Shock Wave Sabot Bullets - Bonded
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
I used this bullet for the first time today. Loved them i was shooting 2" groups at 100 yards with 150 grains of super 7 pellets and the 250 grain bullets. I didnt have to adjust my scope at all. I laser bore sighted it and started shooting. maybe i was lucky but i would definetly recomend giving them a try. cant wait till hunting season opens lol
February 12, 2007
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 used many different types of bullets and powder combinations when I got my Encore, and just couldn't find anything that would group. I told someone at a local sporting goods shop that I thought my barrel was bad, he told me that "Shockwaves" where made for Thompson Center guns and that I should try them out. I did and I couldn't believe the groups I started shooting, 2 to 3 inches @ 100 yards! I highly recommend using this bullet if you are shooting a Thompson product.
October 18, 2007