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
Great for Target Practice, Not for Hunting
I switched to this bullet after shooting a deer with a CVA power belt bullet and the bullet did not pass through and very little blood trail, the bullet fell out when I skinned him out. I killed a deer last season with the Superglide Shockwave only to find no blood trail again, I knew I that hit the deer solid behind the shoulder so I went looking for it. I walked to the top of the ridge where he was headed but did not figure he passed over. I decided to head back down to where he was standing when I shot to start over, on the way back down the hill I found him, not 50 yards from where I shot. Before dragging him out I marked where he lay and headed back to where he was when I shot VERY MINIMAL BLOOD TRAIL. I shoot 100 grains of loose powder out of a T/C Encore, these bullets do load easy but not worth risking loosing a deer over
July 4, 2012
Accurate but ZERO expansion
Couldn't agree more with reviewers that spoke of accuracy, they are that! Sighted in to 200 yds (with CVA WOLF!). They do take a bit to get down the barrel, but I want a tight fit for the sabot to do it's job. My issue, they just don't expand! Shot 2 deer @ the end of the muzzle season. 1st shot- 125 yds, went straight threw the deer behind the shoulders. Had blood trail from both sides, and threw the mouth- knew it was a kill shot. Deer hit the ground numerous times, rolled, plowed, etc, but never stayed down. Tracked for 2 hours (After waiting almost an hour to track), never found the deer. I know it died, but blood trail stopped after 200 yds! 2nd deer, 30 yards away, aimed and pulled trigger, this time deer just took off. No blood, no hair. Tracked for a while but never found it. Gave up, but while walkingo ut, there laid the dead deer on the trail. If it died 10 yds either way, wouldn't have retrieved. Bullet entered behind shoulder, came out THREW opposite shoulder bone. Entry hole and exit were almost the same size!!! And that was going threw the shoulder bone! (160 lb deer too). Can't help but think that'a what happened to 1st deer I couldn't find. Was using 250 gr TC shock w/150 gr 777 pellets. Need a new sabot for next seaason! Great for targets, awful to hunt with!
February 25, 2012
I started using these in my new T/C Triumph Bone Collector and they shot great. I had a 2" group at 100 yards, and did not have any "stray" out of pattern. I dropped a deer with my first shot, and hit about 1" away from where I was aiming, which was probably me shaking! I 've had great luck with them so far!
December 28, 2011