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Old 04-15-2002, 02:52 PM
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Re: long range bullets

Jerry T. I was just saying since I don,t have any Exp. with the bullets that I will be hesitant to use them on game. But hunting season is a long way off. I didn't say that they where not enough fo deer. I just have no first hand Exp. with them that is all.

Jordan
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Old 04-15-2002, 11:18 PM
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Re: long range bullets

wow those guys argue way to much. I will not desput the claim that it is a good bullet though. Mainly because I have not seen it first hand knowledge of it. So I may have to try them latter. What about Nosler Balistic tip bullets?
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Old 04-15-2002, 11:19 PM
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Re: long range bullets

wow those guys argue way to much. I will not desput the claim that it is a good bullet. Mainly because I have not seen it first hand knowledge of it. So I may have to try them latter. What about Nosler Balistic tip bullets?
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Old 04-16-2002, 11:17 PM
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Re: long range bullets

Hey Jordan, if I came across strong, my apologies. It is great that you are asking these questions. On this board, you will get non conventional answers.

Like I said in my post, the only way to find out for yourself is to try the different combinations on real "targets". I am going to do some further testing on milk jugs and phone books so that I will feel confident of my shot on a deer. Remember that a good load at 100 yds may not group at all at longer ranges.

What you will find is that high BC bullets change the effective distance of many rounds. As an example, many think that 1000ft-lbs at the game is a good amount of energy for deer size game. No one will argue that a 30 cal is big enough to do the job. Now look at what happens to the lowly 308 win when high BC bullets (155gr Amax or MK) are launched at 2950fps. On paper, it has an effective range of over 600yds!! Most would consider the 308 a 250yds cartridge max. With blunt hunting bullets, they may be right.

At the low impact vel, Ballistic tips, SST, MK all become controlled expansion bullets. Performance is usually excellent as is penetration.

I think you will enjoy the info and the projects that are presented on this board. Keep an open mind and remember that the posters here are basing their findings on real world experience, not arm chair ballistics. Many in the conventional world cannot or will not accept these facts.

Good luck...

Jerry
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Old 04-17-2002, 09:32 PM
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Re: long range bullets

Hi Jordan,
A couple of weeks ago I tried those fragile 220 grain matchkings on a steel sawblade at 820. They punched 3 very nice 3/4 inch holes through it. I think they will make it through bambi.
I have never been much of a "premium" hunting bullet fan anyways. Before trying this long range stuff I mainly used the cheap Hornady flat base 150's and took almost as many deer as I fired bullets. And there's been a bunch. I say almost as many due to occasionally throwing another into them before they knew they were dead. And then there were those long range misses..... That's why I'm here.
Talk with you later,
HPA
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Old 05-04-2002, 01:10 PM
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Re: long range bullets

I have had good results with 180 gr. Combined Tech. Ballistic Silver tips. They are somewhat destructive at close range{200-300yds}so go for the lungs. The 168 Combined Tech. Silvertip has a BC. of .490!! That opens up a whole new world for the 308 Win. Good luck, and keep in the bubble!
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