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#2966103 - 10/02/12 07:01 PM New hunting rounds!
FrontierGander
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Used the Cabelas Hawken .50cal and shot the Custom Cast 343 grain conicals with 80gr Pyrodex P into Moist sand at 50 yards. Almost complete penetration of the 10 gallon sand bucket I use.

Who says you need a Hollow Point or Wide Metplate " Nose of bullet" to get amazing bullet expansion?!

335 grains Recovered Weight!




Looks so sexy in this picture LOL







Edited by FrontierGander (10/02/12 07:02 PM)

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#2966109 - 10/02/12 07:07 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: FrontierGander]
trealtree
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nice
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#2966215 - 10/02/12 08:15 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: trealtree]
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nothing like a big piece of lead


i love a 405 lead hp powerbelt out of my cva sidelock


80gns of 777 loose


she will be coming out weekend after next
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#2966271 - 10/02/12 08:54 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: Deer Assassin]
Rockhound
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Thats a killer shroom for sure
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#2966282 - 10/02/12 09:07 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: FrontierGander]
paboom
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Those look a little over-expanded to me. They look like Powerbelts they way they have expanded. You need a good solid shank at the base. You may want to try a harder mixture of lead or maybe not driving them so fast.
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#2966450 - 10/02/12 11:33 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: paboom]
FrontierGander
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dry sand normally turns bullets into this shape. The weight retention alone tells you that its holding up perfect. You should see the sand on a 370gr maxiball, they turn inside out. Round balls do the same.

Once I get the perfect load I will pull out the good stuff.

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#2966733 - 10/03/12 08:54 AM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: trealtree]
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Cool. Hoping to take my first deer killed with my own custom cast bullets this year.
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#2966840 - 10/03/12 10:32 AM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: MUP]
quigleysharps4570
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Those oughta let the air out of one real fast. ;\)
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#2967788 - 10/03/12 09:42 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: quigleysharps4570]
Wobblyshot1
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I shoot 235 grain lead round balls in my 54 caliber flintlock. It kills deer about as dead as they can get. That's a pretty good looking bullet. I suspect it will do the same.
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#2968999 - 10/04/12 06:23 PM Re: New hunting rounds! [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Man, that's like what the Buffalo Bullets used to look like I shot years ago ! COOL !
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