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Old 06-14-2008, 12:07 AM
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Guy, my post had nothing to do with yours nor was it in response to yours. It was just a small piece of information for Ian and others to remember when interpreting the results. All I am saying is that sometimes it is helpful to actually know something about penetration tests before running them.

Sorry, if them being close together gave the wrong appearance.
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So do you feel that Ian and others who try to draw results from bullet testing in paper or water... are not getting useful information?
I have done quite a bit of very unofficial bullet testing and feel that some very useful conclusions can be reached about how a bullet will perform. The consistency of opening and not completely failing or flattening to much will tell you a lot about how well it will hold together on an animal. Real animal testing is still by far the best but I feel better about seeing how a bullet performs on h2o ... before taking it in the field. Dean
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There is an old Kenny Rogers song "The Gambler".
It has this line

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But in his final words I found an ace that I could keep.
In my whole post there is one piece of information that a person might not already know and find useful to know.
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BuffaloBob - naw, my poor tired ol' gray matter was just trying to get a handle on all that you had to say!

I just shoot 'em into water jugs and see how far they go & what they look like afterwards. Then I try to go nail an obliging critter with 'em. I sure shot a lot of critters long before I started getting interested in what the bullets looked like after they hit... Now I have something fun & interesting to do with all those milk jugs the kids go through!

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Re: Killing Phone Books - Bullet Performance by Ian McMurchy



Just for the heck of it, here's a 100 grain Barnes TSX slammed into water jugs at 20 yards, with a 3277 fps mv from my .25-06 Remington.

The main slug was captured in the 7th water jug and weighed 67 grains. The petals broke off and were found in the 4th water jug. All three pieces together weighed a full 100 grains. I've taken two mule deer bucks with these 100 gr Barnes TSX bullets and in both cases they fully penetrated. Deer were both down and dead instantly too. I think the water jugs did a fair job of predicting that this bullet would offer good penetration as well as expansion, which is exactly what I observed on the two deer I've shot with it. BTW - was unable to recover a bullet from either deer, as both were pass-through shots.

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Re: Killing Phone Books - Bullet Performance by Ian McMurchy

I'm new to this site, just stumbled across it by accident. I've been hunting a
long time but have always felt closer is better, until recently. Now I'm getting
interested in long range capabilities.
Started out loading a lot of nosler partitions and the more I shot them the less
impressed I was. Tried a few others before settling on the speer spirepoints.
(The noslers work okay on deer but don't cut it on moose and bear).
Question for Ian: (providing he survived Africa) What did you make of the bonded bullets you tested? Did they mushroom OK and how was retained
bullet weight?
I just picked up some Federal fusion 150 gr in 300 win mag and have been dieing to try them out, but not enough to try it at 10 below. (wimping out).
Besides the phone books would freeze solid
GuyM , Thanks for the photo and info on the Barnes TSX. That's another
interesting bullet I haven't tried. Have been a little skeptical about the solid
copper aspect.
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