Terminal Performance

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Varmint Hunter, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Should I expect a difference in terminal performance between the Hornady 350gr FN and their 350gr RN in .458? I'll be using either at about 1,800 ft/sec in a 45-70. The rifle is mostly used for blackbear.

    If they are constructed the same; why would Hornady manufacture both?
     
  2. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    The 350 gr RN has a heavier jacket for the 458 WM velocities, the 350 gr FN is designed for the 45-70.

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  3. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    If you want to severely end life with a 45-70 try the 300gr hollow point, I believe I used to run them 2100-2200fps. It's unreal on elk and deer. It opens to the size of a silver dollar!