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#2912886 - 08/19/12 01:09 PM Savage 10ML 300gr XTP
cecil30-30
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Went back to the range today to try the 300gr xtp's and I like what I see.Same set up as yesterday except I was useing a 300gr xtp instead of the 250gr xtp.I'll definatly be shooting the 300gr xtp's from now on.Useing 44grs AA5744 with a harvester red crush rib sabot.. I have a guy on dougsmessageboards.com sending me some .458 bullets and sabot to try.I may try them,but as far as im concerned these 300gr xtp's are shooting plenty good enough for hunting purposes.

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#2912925 - 08/19/12 02:18 PM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: cecil30-30]
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Looks much better, Cecil. I thought a 300 gr. might tighten it up for you a little. I've been advised to put my 300 gr. loads 1.5-2" high at 100 yds. to give a decent hold on 200 yd shots.

When you get some time (and money since the bullets are pretty expensive) to experiment a little more, get some of the 300 gr. Barnes Origionals and the MMP Orange sabots and give them a try. I think they are a .458 bullet. I know three MLIIs that they really shoot well in with the 44 gr. of AA5744, and the job they do on big deer is pretty awesome as well.
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#2913087 - 08/19/12 05:58 PM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: scn]
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I got a bud who shoots the Barnes Original as well...total devestation on deer.
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#2913501 - 08/19/12 10:37 PM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: Roost 1]
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#2913541 - 08/19/12 11:29 PM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: Andy S.]
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very nice
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#2913819 - 08/20/12 10:05 AM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: redblood]
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You may even try the .458 325 grain FTX, they shoot great in my ml2 with 5744. Nothing wrong with the xtp's, but ftx's fly a little flatter out at longer ranges.
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#2914531 - 08/20/12 08:52 PM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: holstonangler]
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300 gn barnes orginal bullets are bad highest bc for a bullet in 458
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#2915981 - 08/22/12 05:50 AM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
300 gn barnes orginal bullets are bad highest bc for a bullet in 458


Assassin - I shoot the BO 300 gr and yes they do fly great but there is a new king of the hill for long range if you want to double down for the price. They are the Match Hunter from Parker. NOT a .458 bullet (.451 or .452 IIRC) but an improvement just the same. Price reflects the improved aerodynamics and construction. I have plenty of the Barnes so I'll shoot them till I'm out but when I need a resupply I'm probably going with Parkers for hunting and XTPs for target practice and other than long range.

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#2916143 - 08/22/12 08:36 AM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: tasaman]
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great info bud i am going to order some and try them out
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#2916301 - 08/22/12 10:35 AM Re: Savage 10ML 300gr XTP [Re: tasaman]
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 Originally Posted By: tasaman
there is a new king of the hill for long range if you want to double down for the price. They are the Match Hunter from Parker.
Is this the bullet you speak of?

http://www.parkerproductionsinc.com/agora/agora.cgi?cart_id=420578.6482*Jr0bq0&product=Match_Hunter

http://randywakeman.com/Parker300MatchHunter.htm
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