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Old 04-14-2013, 06:38 PM
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Im not to familiar with floor dry, but IIRC Roy uses Canadian peat moss, his one word of caution to me was to use a stick to mix it as the ants love the stuff LOL. I cant wait to see what else comes from this thread.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:42 PM
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Good job Cliff! That is good expansion at that velocity. It would be interesting to see what they will do at lower velocity. Say <1800 hint, hint.......Rich
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:43 PM
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Good job Cliff! That is good expansion at that velocity. It would be interesting to see what they will do at lower velocity. Say <1800 hint, hint.......Rich
...or at very-close range*

General consensus on the "like bullets" from other "popular manufacturers" is for longer-range hunting.. would be very interesting if these would differ any. I for one would be curious to see what those impact tests would look like at 50yards or so... just for curiosity sake (say in the event of a bear-charge maybe) Would they explode upon impact, punch a pin-hole, or enter & expand ???

Makes you wonder... anyone willing to give that a whirl?
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...or at very-close range*

General consensus on the "like bullets" from other "popular manufacturers" is for longer-range hunting.. would be very interesting if these would differ any. I for one would be curious to see what those impact tests would look like at 50yards or so... just for curiosity sake (say in the event of a bear-charge maybe) Would they explode upon impact, punch a pin-hole, or enter & expand ???

Makes you wonder... anyone willing to give that a whirl?
I volunteer if no one else does. While i am doing the reduced velocity i can do a high velocity, someone could probably do it before me though, as we just got about 18" of snow today. might be a while before i can make it to the range.
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:05 PM
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This could be a real shot in the dark.. but have any of you's tried them in 1:9 barrels?

...My 264win is only a 1:9 and handles the 140 Berger fine (which is also 1:8 recommended!!) Have shot so far as 840 at steel, but no issues to that distance with 'em* I can't say "they" are in-stable or tumbling

Can someone comment on this by chance ?? With so-much longer bearing surface on that 160, maybe it would-be a stretch to shoot 'em through a 1:9 ??? I don't know.

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...or at very-close range*

General consensus on the "like bullets" from other "popular manufacturers" is for longer-range hunting.. would be very interesting if these would differ any. I for one would be curious to see what those impact tests would look like at 50yards or so... just for curiosity sake (say in the event of a bear-charge maybe) Would they explode upon impact, punch a pin-hole, or enter & expand ???

Makes you wonder... anyone willing to give that a whirl?

We'll saddle someone with shooting an elk at very close range to test just that, we've killed quit a few bulls with the 270 165 Matrix in the 50-100 yards range and they grab dirt rather abruptly, bullets don't exit but they don't blow early either. Massive amounts of sectional density just won't be denied!
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This could be a real shot in the dark.. but have any of you's tried them in 1:9 barrels?

...My 264win is only a 1:9 and handles the 140 Berger fine (which is also 1:8 recommended!!) Have shot so far as 840 at steel, but no issues to that distance with 'em* I can't say "they" are in-stable or tumbling

Can someone comment on this by chance ?? With so-much longer bearing surface on that 160, maybe it would-be a stretch to shoot 'em through a 1:9 ??? I don't know.

??
You might get away with it at altitude, but not sure? The bearing surface isn't quite as long as you would think. The boat tail is extended a little.....Rich
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