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#479102 - 11/03/07 06:00 PM Hornady XTPs worked great this morning!
jakeway
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My son used a 240 gr Hornady XTP Mag (Thompson Center version) with two 50 gr 777 pellets to get complete passthru and heavy bloodtrail on a nice doe at 45 yards. I used 300 gr Hornady XTP mag with 110 gr 777 loose to take a 1.5 yr old buck at 70 yards, also complete passthru with very heavy bloodtrail. Both exit holes were close to size of entrance holes, but they were rib shots that hit no heavy bone.

Both rifles are CVA Optima (non-fluted version).
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#479414 - 11/03/07 10:53 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: jakeway]
kasey
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#479433 - 11/03/07 11:21 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: kasey]
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#479544 - 11/04/07 08:18 AM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
encore06
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congrats
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#479770 - 11/04/07 01:47 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: kasey]
Tenbears
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#480354 - 11/04/07 09:59 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: Tenbears]
jakeway
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We butchered the doe today...Joe says it was 60 yard shot, not 45. Entrance was behind the left shouldner, but the exit went right through the center of the shoulder blade. There were many bone fragments and a couple very small lead chips in the hole.
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#481197 - 11/05/07 04:39 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: jakeway]
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HORNADY....Cheap, accurate, deadly.....

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#481466 - 11/05/07 07:13 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: HOOK]
smokepolehall
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Looking good with that nanny.
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#481697 - 11/05/07 08:22 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: smokepolehall]
LA man
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good deal, i swichted to hornadies 2 years ago and love the results i have gotten
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#481711 - 11/05/07 08:26 PM Re: Hornady XTPs worked great this morning! [Re: LA man]
Trapper John
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Excellent.

I use the 44-300 XTPs and I love them. I took a nice doe Saturday with them and the blood trail was perfect as always.

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