Ok, another update. Today I got with a couple friends and we took 4 more antelope with my 300 win and the 215 Hybrids. All 4 were bang flop one shots.
Distances were 385 yds, 405 yds, 1005 yds, and 1285 yds. On every shot, even the close ones, all entrances have been small and .308" size. Exits at the closer range are large, like grapefruit size. Exits on the 1005 and 1285 were smaller. About 2" for the 1005 yard shot with an impact velocity of 1937 and a beautiful 1 1/2" exit for the shot at 1285 yds with an impact velocity of 1677 fps. I like the fact that every antelope we have shot at any range the bullet has entered before expanding. Most of the close shots have included a good amount of bone so that could be some of the large exits. But for sure they are killing pretty darn good at all distances. I look most at what the bullet does at the longer ranges with lower impact velocity. I need a bullet that will expand for the long shots first and foremost. So if I have to have a little more carnage at the shorter distances I can live with it. Dead is dead!With the heavier target jackets I didn't expect this good of performance at slowed velocities / long shots on these soft antelope.
Here are the pics for you to see what they are doing.
Entrance from a 385 yrd shot.
exit from 385 yrd shot
Blood trails are short and heavy.
exit from 405 yards in the neck
exit from 1005 yards
Exit from 1285 yards with an impact velocity of 1677 fps about 1 1/2" exit
The hero shot with my farthest antelope kill to date @ 1285 yards.
So. Today I feel better about using them to hunt. But even more so for longer shots. I will not recommend them for hunting yet. I will let you guys decide for your selves. But I will say this, I am going to keep using them to see how the rest of my season goes. I also will say again. They are deadly accurate and the BC is a real asset for the longer pokes.