Thanks for the advice guys. I tried the 245 grain, 50 cal. hollow point Powerbelts last week and they do load easier and shoot real well. Now for the report: I shot a 125# Doe from about 90- 100 yards last Saturday. The shot was right where I aimed; right behind the left shoulder, without hitting the shoulder bone, and out a little further back on the right side. When I butchered the deer I was amazed! First, the exit wound was smaller then the entrance wound by about half. After hitting one rib, the entrance wound was the size of a half dollar. It hit another rib on the way out but that wound was the size of a nickel. The blood shock on the entrance side covered the entire rib cage, most of the left shoulder, and and continued 3/4 of the way up the neck! In 30 years, I've never seen a muzzle loader do that much damage to a deer. My 30-06 with 170 grain bullets doesn't create that much blood shock. I was shooting 120 grains of Pyrodex, (the package recommends 110-150). I think I'll go back to shooting 100 grains from now on.