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#3008654 - 10/31/12 07:06 AM 250 xtp's
fullstream
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I picked my son up a Cva optima last night and have a box of xtp's in the safe from when I got my savage. My question is how do they perform on deer at speeds pushed by 2 50gn pyrodex pellets?
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#3008672 - 10/31/12 07:22 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: fullstream]
Hardwoodmaterials
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I shoot the xtp's and have never had a problem with them. I have one that I found in a deer from a front facing shot that mushroomed as pretty as you could ask for.
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#3008803 - 10/31/12 08:47 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: Hardwoodmaterials]
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they will work fine and kill efficiently

i just dont care to use a "pistol" bullet in a ml for long range shots for 100 yds or less as long as accuracy is there they are good to go
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#3008839 - 10/31/12 09:08 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: Deer Assassin]
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i shot the same bullet the past 3 years. it shot pretty good from my optima with 777 but 100yds it started to open up pretty good.

I shot 2 nice 8pts with them at under 50yds and they folded like a cheap suit.

I did however switch bullets and powder this year because i just could not get a lot of consistency out of the combination in my gun.
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#3008841 - 10/31/12 09:10 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: Deer Assassin]
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 Originally Posted By: Deer Assassin
they will work fine and kill efficiently

i just dont care to use a "pistol" bullet in a ml for long range shots for 100 yds or less as long as accuracy is there they are good to go


x2 I saw a good friend lose a nice buck in Kentucky 2 weeks ago because of these bullets. Dont shoot at anything past 100 yds. he shot a nice buck @ 170 yds high shoulder hit, bullet did not pass through entrance hole plugged with bone or something so no bleeding. 2 holes are better than 1.
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#3008850 - 10/31/12 09:15 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: trealtree]
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I've had problems with pass throughs on the 250's and moved to 300's with better results.
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#3008933 - 10/31/12 10:03 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: holstonangler]
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 Originally Posted By: holstonangler
I've had problems with pass throughs on the 250's and moved to 300's with better results.


yeah i have heard more then a few people moved up to the 300s and they seemed to shoot better from their guns.
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#3009135 - 10/31/12 11:32 AM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: REN]
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Thanks guys, I think i'm just gonna get 250 sst's and stop tryin to be a cheap skate.... ;\)

Edited by fullstream (10/31/12 11:32 AM)

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#3009264 - 10/31/12 01:05 PM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: fullstream]
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Use the XTP 250 for anything closer than 125 and also use them for practice. They should be within 1 inch of where the SSTs will be hitting. Great cheap bullet.
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#3009486 - 10/31/12 03:23 PM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: tasaman]
fullstream
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 Originally Posted By: tasaman
Use the XTP 250 for anything closer than 125 and also use them for practice. They should be within 1 inch of where the SSTs will be hitting. Great cheap bullet.


We think alike, in the back yard get the scope sighted in with the xtp's now ;\)

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#3009720 - 10/31/12 07:08 PM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: fullstream]
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 Originally Posted By: fullstream
Thanks guys, I think i'm just gonna get 250 sst's and stop trying to be a cheap skate.... ;\)

Tho the SSTs will be more aerodynamic but they are not any tougher.2 50 grn pellets will net you around 1800-1850 fps IIRC. In order to get 2 holes you are going to need go to a tougher bullet...namely a copper bullet if you want consistant reliable penetration at those fps. or bump up to a 300 grn bullet as has been suggested...but then you have more recoil. If this do not appeal to you do as suggested and keep it under 100yds.

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#3011268 - 11/01/12 04:58 PM Re: 250 xtp's [Re: Tar12]
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I shoot 240 grain XTP's out of my encore and have never had a problem. Shot them in a Knight T5 Woodsman for years before that with no issue. I love 'em. Definitely don't get the 180 or 185 grains as they don't pass through.
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