.25 cal 131g .330G7 bullet from Blackjack Bullets for you to drool on ...

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I have limited on game experience. But on two whitetail and a pronghorn all have been DRT. This is using the 124 HH out of my 6.5x47 at 2938 FPS. Give them a try I’m sure you’ll like them.
Picked up 100 Cayuga 117s from Patriot Valley Arms. Solid design. I'll more than likely run the 131s here at home but a bit slower( in the 3000 fps range). The 130 is a great deer weight bullet and pushed around 3000 is perfect for the ranges I hunt near home.
 

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The 131 BJ shoots great out of my 25-284. No on game experience yet. I’ve only read about the Cayuga on here. I’m reluctant to try them till I hear more reports. Heard they don’t really expand but tumble on impact. Don’t know if there’s any truth to that or not. As I said earlier the hammers have been deadly! Whitetail buck at 50 yds this year almost facing head on. Bullet exited with 30” of penetration and DRT. All the performance I need with this gun as it’s used mostly out of tree stands. So nothing long range. Pronghorn was at 250 yds. Same results and never even twitched after the shot.
 

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The 131 BJ shoots great out of my 25-284. No on game experience yet. I’ve only read about the Cayuga on here. I’m reluctant to try them till I hear more reports. Heard they don’t really expand but tumble on impact. Don’t know if there’s any truth to that or not. As I said earlier the hammers have been deadly! Whitetail buck at 50 yds this year almost facing head on. Bullet exited with 30” of penetration and DRT. All the performance I need with this gun as it’s used mostly out of tree stands. So nothing long range. Pronghorn was at 250 yds. Same results and never even twitched after the shot.
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The 131 BJ shoots great out of my 25-284. No on game experience yet. I’ve only read about the Cayuga on here. I’m reluctant to try them till I hear more reports. Heard they don’t really expand but tumble on impact. Don’t know if there’s any truth to that or not. As I said earlier the hammers have been deadly! Whitetail buck at 50 yds this year almost facing head on. Bullet exited with 30” of penetration and DRT. All the performance I need with this gun as it’s used mostly out of tree stands. So nothing long range. Pronghorn was at 250 yds. Same results and never even twitched after the shot.
Someone has to start that report. May as well be me. I've never shot any game with a solid. I've killed dozens of game animals with match bullets. I'm certain that the Cayuga 117 will perform as well or better than match bullets do. My concern is only losing jackets on the lighter bullets with the fast twist barrel. I have doubt it will occur but if it does, I want a bullet that it won't happen to. I'll have the Berger 133/135s when they show up as well as a thousand of the 131s.
 

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Might want to check out the badlands precision SBD2 110gr. Advertised BC so far has held up to 640 yards. Killed a pig with great terminal performance. They’re spendy but working as an available replacement for the 131s. Much better BC than the hammers (which I love and shoot in other guns).
 

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Might want to check out the badlands precision SBD2 110gr. Advertised BC so far has held up to 640 yards. Killed a pig with great terminal performance. They’re spendy but working as an available replacement for the 131s. Much better BC than the hammers (which I love and shoot in other guns).
Need a 7 twist to get stability it looks like. 1000' asl.
 

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I was tempted to try those SBD2 110 gr as well. I have a 1-7.25” twist and I’m at 1500 ft elevation. They didn’t sound as easy to get into Canada as the Hammers; but possible.
 

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The 131 BJ shoots great out of my 25-284. No on game experience yet. I’ve only read about the Cayuga on here. I’m reluctant to try them till I hear more reports. Heard they don’t really expand but tumble on impact. Don’t know if there’s any truth to that or not.
You referring to Cayugas or BJs about them tumbling?
 

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I had heard the Cayuga tumbled. But as I said I don’t know if that’s true or just internet dribble.
They don't expand much. Killed 2 antelope, a mulie buck and an elk with the 122 6.5 Cayuga last fall. They were all high shoulder shot one and done on the small critters. The elk took 3 in vitals and he acted like it was nothing, the 4th was high shoulder and it dumped him.
 
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