7mm 195gr EOL Elite Hunter (hollow point)

bigbulls

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My question is, I just finished up reloading for my hunting seasons ammo and out of 120 rounds loaded there were 12 bullets (10%) that I can't get the tip/hollow point cleaned out with a wire drill/ tip cleaner, is this a normal amount that you've seen? so I won't use these for hunting. Will anything change in these 12 as far as using them for long range target practice and groupings?
 

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I'm quite certain that the flight thru the air at Mach 3 will change that... you should be just fine.

Are you saying that the flight will clean the tips or open them to where they should be?

I would NOT use these for big game hunting. As the OP mentioned I would reserve these for target only.
 

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The flight won't d anything to the tips, if it did the bullet would open and dust. If I check tips and find some plugged I just use them for practice.
 

bigbulls

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Call Berger and see what they say.
I use one of the jewelers drills to clean my .338 300 grain Elite Hunters out after tumbling in HBN

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That's what I use and it works great, I just couldn't get these 12 to open up and didn't want to break the bit. All is good I shot the plugged up rounds today and a few more and they preformed on paper just like the other non plugged ones. Thanks for the input guys.
 
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