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T/C Omega "Z5"

I'm researching a "Smokepole" for hunting Wapiti. I'm thinking of going with a .50 Cal. Do any of you have experience with this weapon?

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I haven't used that gun, but you do know that you can't use a scope, pelletized powder, or sabots for hunting in Colorado, don't you?

With a 1:28 twist barrel, you're going to have to find some unusually long conicals to get good accuracy out of a gun like that. It's really made for shooting sabots.

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Thanks for your advice. I'm familiar with Colorado laws but wasn't about the Z-5 being a sabot shooter and conicals not working well. Do you think a Powerbelt will work in that weapon?

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Probably. The general rule of thumb is that the faster the twist, the longer the bullet you want to use in it. So, with such a fast twist you want to look for the longest legal bullet that you can use. The Powerbelt probably fits that description in Colorado.

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denverd0n, Thanks for your help. I just received my Z-5. I might be asking you some more questions soon, after I put a few rounds through it.

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New Gun!!!
Lets see a photo.
We will be expecting a full report after that trip to the range Thumbs up

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ADKBEAR, I'll try to take some photos of it and post them. I'll let you know how it shoots, it might a little while before I get a chance to shoot it. I'm thinking of trying a few different conicals and a powerbelt. I plan on adjusting the powder loads to see what load will fly truest and still have some horsepower.

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Did you get the Stainless Z5 or blued? I've not shot a Z5, but I have looked them over and for the money they seem like a good value.

Go to the heavier side of the powerbelts if you want longer bullets, they also have the platinum powerbelts out now, which I believe they are a bit longer than regular powerbelts. You might try the heavier T/C maxi-balls or maxi-hunters.

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Bitmasher, I purchased the blued barrel. I'll give those conicals a shot, no pun intended.

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I have a T/C Omega "Z5" blue. It is my 1st. muzzleloader and it's BAD-2-THE-BONE!!! Yes I have a Nikon Prostaff scope on it and using 100 grains of the 777 pellets with the 250 grain shockwaves. I'm dead on at 100 yards. As of 11/24/07 last time I shot, shot 10 at 100 yards and 8 were on top of each other and 2 were just alittle off from the group. My love is bow hunting then muzzle and no more shotgun for me but thats only for birds only.

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Scope Rings on your Z5

What height scope rings are you using?

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