80gr Max with the 245 and 295gr Aerotip- Hollow Point.
This load is PERFECT for close range shots, On out to 150 yards. I shoot the big 405's with the same 80gr load.
If you sight the 245 or 295gr with 80gr powder, dead on at 100 yards, it will be 7" low @ 150. You can of course do the typical 3" high @ 100 and be 4" low @ 150. I prefer sighting dead on @ 100 as i have had problems with that 3" high @ 100 deal.
I do shoot blackpowder A LOT! LOL. This year i have easily shot 300 + rounds of just Powerbelts. Its my passion. Especially with the Powerbelts. I been on hunting forums for maybe 4 or 5 years and after all of the complains with Powerbelts fragmenting i had enough and took matters into my own hands and started taking records of what powerbelt can handle such and such powder charge at so and so distances.
As soon as i have the funds i plan on building up a huge data base with Powerbelts, testing every Powerbelt they make and test them with all of the Powders available so that person if hes using lets say American pioneer or Blackhorn209, he will know for sure Exactly what his safe load is.
Its a lot of fun and i do enjoy seeing people report back on that 80gr Powder charge. So far so good!