Badlands Precision Bullets thread - From BC to terminal ballistics

Trigger24

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I don't see why you wouldn't get 2900 from a Creed. Can't say from a prc. Our test bed is a 6.5x47. There are some solids with very low bearing surface that'll be faster at the muzzle. But with the b.c. difference we can run down a 100-150fps deficit pretty quickly.
 

BEEMAN

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What velocity is the 6.5x47 getting? Also barrel length. I shoot two of them a 25” and a 26”. Great deer guns.
 

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We've had a number of lively conversations regarding the need of a higher bc 300 gr bullet in 375 caliber, some being in favor of a longer, heavier bullet for faster twist barrels in wildcats and some wanting a bullet they can use in their factory rifles in 375 H&H, 375 Ruger etc

Badlands Precision now make 375 caliber high BC hunting bullets for all of us

275 gr Bulldozer-2 .567 G1 .290 G7
300 gr Bulldozer-2 .620 G1 .317 G7
365 gr Super Bulldozer-2 1.01 G1 .517 G7
390 gr Super Bulldozer-2 1.075 G1 .550 G1

the 300 gr Bulldozer-2 bullet shown in photos will really help the 375 H&H and similar capacity cartridges pull off longer than normal shots those cartridges are typically used for

I'd feel very comfortable using that bullet in a close range hunt or charging bear defensive situation, a 600 yard shot on moose with the 375 H&H would be doable too and I'm loading some up for my brothers rifle

In my 375 Razor I can seat the bullet at 3.7" for use in Accurate Mags and still have full use of powder space and full neck tension on bearing surface of bullet with only the boat tail hanging into the shoulder angle space, can really make that rocket ride !

I also have the 375 cal Super Bulldozer-2 bullets in 265 gr and 390 and will be posting some pics, along with the new 338 & 308 SBD-2's

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willfrye027

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Finally got out for load work up for the SBD2 110gr .257.

ive got a 25-06 on a tikka action with a 26in Douglass #3 1:7 twist. Could not get this barrel to shoot the 131 ACEs and wasted a lot of powder and primers trying. Was worried this barrel was a dud!

did a combo ladder test/initial 2 shot groups to get a baseline and see if they would stabilize. Retumbo, hornady 1x fired, fed 215M

Pretty excited about the area between 58-59grains! Chrono on 59.5 grains was 3315fps so final load should be pretty close to 3300. No pressure signs at 59.5.

more to follow

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codyadams

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Got 100 of the .338 250 Super Bulldozer II's on the way, gonna load them up with N-565 in my .338 Norma, hopefully I find a nice accurate node in the 2850-2900 range. Then I'll shoot them out to range, we have hardly had any snow so I can still get out to the blm places I shoot and get out to and over a mile if I want, pretty excited to play with these!
 

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Loading up the 300 gr Bulldozer 2 for my brothers 375 H&H, gonna be his everything with four legs in Alaska load,
Brown bear to bambi

first pic on left is a factory 300 gr potato load next to the 300 gr Badlands Bulldozer 2

second pic is the 375 H&H next to my 375 Hog Stomper going subsonic with Badlands 365 gr Super Bulldozer 2 bullet


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phorwath

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My current collection of Badlands Precision bullets, from left to right:

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.224 70gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . . Will shoot these in a 7.5 twist Brux barrel - 22 Creedmoor.
.284 145gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . . Have shot these with good accuracy from 9 and 9.5 twist barrels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7mmRM and 280 Improved.
.308 196.5gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . Have shot these with good accuracy from a 9.4 twist CFW barrel - 30 SM.
.308 205gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . Will shoot these in a 8.5 twist Bartlein CFW barrel - 30 SM.
.338 275gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . . .Have shot these with good accuracy from a 10 twist 338 Rogue.
.338 275gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . Will shoot these in a 8.5 twist Bartlein CFW barrel - 338 Rogue.

The latest SBD-2 bullets have a single forward relief cut in their bearing surfaces. This will be nicer for seating bullets farther out in the case necks.
The original BD bullets had two relief cups/cuts in their bearing surfaces. Easily visible in the above photo.
 

willfrye027

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I have a 7tw 25 creed with 150k freebore, may have to give the 110gr sb2 a shot if the 131s don't work.
Ballistic wise the 131 aces don’t really take over until 1000 yards unless you’ve got 10 or more mph of wind. At my hunting distances of 800 or less the SBD2 has less drop and plenty of fps left to expand. That’s based on the ace going 3150 and the SBD2 going 3300. Plugged them into the merc hit calculator and was pleasantly surprised.
 

Joejack

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My current collection of Badlands Precision bullets, from left to right:

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.224 70gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . . Will shoot these in a 7.5 twist Brux barrel - 22 Creedmoor.
.284 145gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . . Have shot these with good accuracy from 9 and 9.5 twist barrels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7mmRM and 280 Improved.
.308 196.5gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . Have shot these with good accuracy from a 9.4 twist CFW barrel - 30 SM.
.308 205gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . Will shoot these in a 8.5 twist Bartlein CFW barrel - 30 SM.
.338 275gr Bulldozer-1 . . . . . . . .Have shot these with good accuracy from a 10 twist 338 Rogue.
.338 275gr Super Bulldozer-2 . . Will shoot these in a 8.5 twist Bartlein CFW barrel - 338 Rogue.

The latest SBD-2 bullets have a single forward relief cut in their bearing surfaces. This will be nicer for seating bullets farther out in the case necks.
The original BD bullets had two relief cups/cuts in their bearing surfaces. Easily visible in the above photo.
I hope you can get the.224 70gr to shoot I tried them in a 7 twist at 3470fps a pie plate is pretty safe at a 100yds tried seating depth on lans to.120 off 3” group was the best I could get
 

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Loading up the 300 gr Bulldozer 2 for my brothers 375 H&H, gonna be his everything with four legs in Alaska load,
Brown bear to bambi

first pic on left is a factory 300 gr potato load next to the 300 gr Badlands Bulldozer 2

second pic is the 375 H&H next to my 375 Hog Stomper going subsonic with Badlands 365 gr Super Bulldozer 2 bullet


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You, Sir, are having way too much fun.
 

phorwath

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I hope you can get the.224 70gr to shoot I tried them in a 7 twist at 3470fps a pie plate is pretty safe at a 100yds tried seating depth on lans to.120 off 3” group was the best I could get
I have some concerns about how they will shoot. I see some misalignment of the aluminum tips on my Lot of .224 70gr bullets. I suspect it's more difficult to exactly center and place the AL tips into these small caliber bullets, compared to the larger caliber bullets. Not as much meat (copper mass) to secure the tips possibly? And the relatively small diameter of the .224 bullets would also mean more susceptibility to running centrifugally unbalanced. They are more apt to spin unbalanced if the AL tips aren't perfectly centered/aligned because of the lesser copper mass. My initial observation and thoughts...
It may be a bit before I shoot them for groups. Cold here now, and in the process of barrel break-in on a couple new barrels, in the mean time.
 

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Have an order in for a test box of 50 .338 240gr SBII, hoping to get them up over 3000fps in my 28" 338 RUM. anyone here run any of the 338's from a RUM. looking to try RL26 and 8133
 

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Have an order in for a test box of 50 .338 240gr SBII, hoping to get them up over 3000fps in my 28" 338 RUM. anyone here run any of the 338's from a RUM. looking to try RL26 and 8133
8133 will likely be too slow. Rl26 will work well. I had 270eldx over 3000fps with RL26 in my 28" 338rum. I suspect 3100fps should be easily attainable.
 

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