- Feb 18, 2008
- Jackson, MS
What works for you? Scoping a 336. Longest shot would be 100yds. Decent accuracy and performance on deer.
Ranch Dog was the internet handle from the Marlin Owners’ Forum of the designer of the series of moulds. The crux of the design is a long nose with a wide meplat that will feed well in lever guns, but also leave a wide permanent wound channel and penetrate deeply when hard cast. This is usually done by using straight wheel weights and water quenching straight from the mould.Hunter 257W":1vhhnfqp said:I haven't shot my 30-30 in probably close to 20 years but I'd love to try it with this bullet some day.
http://noebulletmolds.com/NV/product_in ... cts_id=307
This is one of a series of bullets known under the "Ranchdog" name (I have no idea where that name came from ) and they were made using reworked existing LEE molds. The whole line of bullets have the big flat nose in common with the intention of being used for hunting. The original Ranchdog guy quit a few years ago and sold all his designs to NOE molds. I'd get it with a gas check and go as soft as i could without excessive leading and as you said, get minute of deer accuracy and emphasize terminal performance rather that absolute best accuracy. All the reviews for these bullets say they perform very well on deer.