Thompson/Center Superglide Shock Wave Sabot Bullets
The Best Bullet
I have searched for 3 years for a load that shoots in my Ruger M77 muzzleloader. Finally my prayers are answered. 100grs of loose 777, a remington muzzleloader 209 primer and a 300gr T/C Superglide Shockwave Sabot Bullet produce pinpoint accuracy. If I sigtht in this load dead-on at 25yards (3 shot groups touch holes) it is +1.2" @ 50yds, +1.6" @ 75yds, +1" @ 100yds, -0.7" @ 125yds, -3.5" @ 150yds, -7.7" @ 175yds, -13.2" @ 200yds. THANK YOU T/C!
July 29, 2006
EXCELLENT SABOT, TERRIBLE BULLET
My father drew a NV Muzzy bull elk tag. I'm partial to Barnes bullets in my Omega and we tried them in his Knight Disc but reloads were difficult and accuracy in his gun was very poor. So we went to these shockwave bullets. They're very accurate with 120 gr of 777. It not being my tag I just took it on faith these bullets would preform. BIG MISTAKE!!! we ended up loosing an amazing bull. Not wanting to change our setup in the middle of a short season we stuck with it saying it was a fluke. We finally got another chance at another bull. 5 bullets to the vitals and 45 mins after the 1st shot he finally expired. It was terrible and I wish he nor we had to go through that. When quartering him we found 3 blew through both front shoulders and 2 stuck just under the hide, completely unexpanded and the jacket barely even tore. We preformed one last test when we got home. The test I normally do to all my guns, fire into a Pinion Pine round; to test penetration, expansion, weight retention. These are extremely knotty and hard wood for pine, my 300 RUM usually can't muster 10" of penetration with all copper bullets. This load, of 120 gr 777 and a 250 gr shockwave, was 1" from blowing through the entire pine round. after extraction of the shockwave from the pine round we noted the only damage to it was the yellow point was broke off, no expansion what so ever on 6/6 bullets. Please do yourself a favor and shoot a different bullet!
November 1, 2014
These bullets group well and have killed every deer that I have fired them at. There has always been a easy to follow blood trail when the animal was able to run after the shot but most of them fell in their tracks. The picture that I have attached came from a doe that was shot head on and the bullet was recovered in the left ham.
October 4, 2014
Not to impressed
Have the T/C bone collector with Nikon bdc inline xr scope. Tried all weekend to get consistant grouping but wasn't satisfied at all. Even tried swabing between shots but no change in performance...( although it made it alot easier to load the sabot ) after 3 shots it was almost impossible to ram completley home and couldn't do it on the fourth without swabing barrel. My grouping seemed decent and consistant with 3 out of 5 shots in a 5 inch circle at 90 yards but consistantly had 2 of the 5 outside a 6 inch circle. Shooting bench and lead sled used and also sighted 4 other rifles at same time with me as the shooter. Changed sabots to 295 grain powerbelts with same 100 grain 777 and all 9 shots stayed in 2 1/2 to 4 inch grouping. I tried 3 and 1/2 boxs of the t/c shockwaves but just couldn't take the chance of using them in the field and wounding or loosing a deer. After completly cleaning the rifle I shot all 9 powerbelts without cleaning between shots, almost like a completly different rifle as far as loading back to back shots. 2 weeks later I traded stories with my brother in law and his results were almost identical with a completly different rifle, he was shooting standing at 70 yards while steadying with a tree. His drifted approx 6 to 10 inchs from bullseye every other shot. He threw his remaining shockwaves away and went back to the same 295 powerbelts with great grouping.
October 27, 2013