AEROTIP ELR BULLETS .45 285 GR AC1600AT
PowerBelt® ELR Bullets were specially designed for CVA’s PARAMOUNT™ rifle, but can provide superior long-range performance in any .40, .45 or .50 caliber muzzleloader. In testing with the CVA PARAMOUNT™, using the the maximum recommended “supermagnum” charge of Blackhorn® 209 propellant, ELR bullets achieved muzzle velocities of 2740 in .40 caliber, 2560 in .45 caliber, and 2380 in .50 caliber. Critical to the ELR’s long-range potential is the high ballistic coefficient
as compared to other muzzleloading projectiles. Due to their longer length and aggressively tapered shape, the ELRs deliver a .360 BC in .40, a .333 BC in .45 and a .312 BC in .50 caliber. Internally, the ELR is similar in concept to the PowerBelt® AeroLite® bullet, incorporating a large hollow point cavity which eliminates weight from the core, allowing that weight to be used to lengthen the bullet. This hollow core is filled by the tail of the polycarbonate ballistic tip, which offsets the tendency of the bullet to expand too rapidly. Optimal performance of the ELR will be achieved using “magnum” or “super-magnum” propellant charges. Rifles like the CVA PARAMOUNT™ are designed to handle such “super-magnum” charges (meaning: charges that produce higher pressures than traditional magnum loads). With rifles not designed for such high pressure loads, the maximum propellant charge recommended by the rifle manufacturer should not be exceeded.