Re: Bullets that expand at low velocity
Thank you Gentlemen for your input,
RT2506: I have tried the 130gr. Hornady SP's over 46gr. of Benchmark. Year before last, I took 4 deer with that load. One was a head shot at 60-80 yards, another was a shot down through the lungs and removed the heart at about 20 yards, another was a heart/lung shot at about 80 yards, with the last being a high shoulder shot at 150. All were DRT except the 80 yard heart/lung shot. The only thing is that it sounds like a cannon going off in the little valley that I hunt. My wifes folks own a 50 acre farm with fussy female neighbors that don't like hunters. I try not to stir-up too much trouble, so I started developing this load (155 A-Max over 28gr. of SR-4759 @ ~ 2300 fps). This load is considerably less offensive to the ears. It sounds more like a 9mm.
Varmint Hunter: Yes, I have considered the pistol bullets, but the BC is so low. I want to be able to reach out to at least 300 yards. I would have to drive them much faster, with much more muzzle blast to accomplish this. I don't think the bullets can handle that kind of speed either.
Michael Eichele: Thank you for the expansion information on the A-Max. I will be making head and neck shots under 200 yards, and placing them in the vitals beyond that. Do you think that a 155 A-Max would break the shoulders of a small whitetail @ 1500 fps, or just break up the bullet?
Again, thank you gentlemen for your assistance, and nice to hear from you.
Last edited by Bull45cal.; 05-20-2009 at 10:16 AM.