Re: Anyone Shooting the 69gr HPBT-Match
Originally Posted by yote doctor
Looking for some field results on these. Shooting them out of my AR15 and wanted to know how they do on fur. Trying to use the bigger (pill) to reach out a bit.
Let me know if you have anything for me.
AND HERE WE GO FOR ANOTHER LONG SEASON OF CALLING!!!!!
If you can confine your shots at ranges close enough to keep the striking velocity at an 1800 fps minimum, you can put them down pretty hard. The thing about a match bullet is that since it doesn't expand, it wants to up end itself and travel base first once it hits something because most of the weight is in the back of the bullet. if striking speed is high enough, the bullet will break apart as it tries to up end itself. The good thing is it will shred a coyotes insides. The bad thing is you may have some pelt damage.
If the bullet isn't going fast enough to up end itself when it hits something, terminal performance will be kind of weak. In my AR15 I run the 50 grain vmax. In the future I want to try the 53 grain vmax.
So in the end a 69 grain match bullet will work if you know how it does the deed. You just have to be pickier about when you squeeze the trigger.
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