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SAKO TRG 42 - .338 High B.C. Deer Bullets...........

 
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:28 AM
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i would say if you can't "get-r-done" with a SMK, Accubond, or a Hornady in the 250 gr version, it won't happen with a different bullet.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:00 AM
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The 1:12 twist may not be fast enough for the long high BC bullets.
Take a look at the Nosler ABs, 225 gr has a BC of .550 and the 250 gr has a BC of .575.
Nosler uses an average for their BC, YMMV.

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Old 07-20-2008, 08:32 AM
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I didn't know Hornady did a 250grain HPBT bullet What are they like compared to the scenar? In other calibers I found the scenar to have to hard a jacket/core and didn't work well, passing straight through. Are the Hornady's much softer?
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I have killed more feral hogs with the 250 SMK than I can even remember out of one of my AI AWM's. Now use rifles using the improved version of the Lapua but the SMK never failed once to do the job or exit---some of the porkers were in the 400lb class. In fact am using that same bullet to go elk hunting this fall in NM --going to Trinidad on Friday to pick up the rifle.
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:07 PM
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if i had to guess, i'd say every other bullet made is softer than the Lapua's. GG's testing showed them to be every bit as tuff as full metal jacket bulletsi talked with someone in the engineering dept at Hornady. they said it was a match bullet so no terminal testing had been done with them. jacket is .030 thk, and with the big hollow point, i would be very surprized if they didn't work extremely well on deer sized game.
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