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#180332 - 04/19/17 05:24 PM favorite whitetail bullet
mikefrompa
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What is your go to whitetail bullet for the 454 casull? Thanks in advance guys.

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#180334 - 04/19/17 05:49 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: mikefrompa]
Ernie
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I always used the heavier/magnum 300 grain XTP for deer and deer sized game. MY was 1775 fps in my FA. Used Bob's loading and he said, mine was faster than normal.
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#180338 - 04/19/17 06:35 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: Ernie]
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Mike, my "whitetail load" used the older double crimp groove 300gr XTP over 27.4grs of H-4227...ran approx. 1400fps from my 7 1/2" 454...its a slower loading compared to factory 454 ammo, but was a dream to shoot and the extra bullet weight allowed almost any angle shot from 100yds and under.....used it on 13 or 14 deer..
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#180341 - 04/19/17 08:18 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I came up on these two deer two years ago on a crop damage hunt. They were about 10 yards apart.

I had my 7 1/2" FA .454. Dropped the one on the left in it's tracks with a 260 gr. Speer HP at 99 yards. The one on the right froze up, confused. The second bullet in the cylinder was a 265 gr. Swift HP. She dropped in her tracks at 102 yards.
The damage from the Speer was 2 1/2" internally, and 3 1/2" internally with the Swift.
These are the only two bullets I use on deer. I actually recovered 5 300 gr. XTPs from deer. My thinking is that if can't penetrate our smallish WV whitetails , then they're not for me. The Speer and Swift were total penetration.

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#180343 - 04/19/17 10:05 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: wvhitman]
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Mine is a 260 gr. Nosler Partition over a max dose of H110.
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#180349 - 04/19/17 11:02 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: KRal]
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My FA 454 really likes the 250gr Barnes XPB
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#180351 - 04/19/17 11:30 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: WiseGuy]
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I would not say that I have found my "go to" bullet yet. But, I've used 250gr Hornady XTP and 350gr RFN-GC to acceptable success so far.
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#180356 - 04/20/17 01:49 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: Zee]
wyote
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My favorite is a 280 cast WFN over a load of H 110

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#180357 - 04/20/17 02:23 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
Ernie
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
Mike, my "whitetail load" used the older double crimp groove 300gr XTP

This is the bullet I posted about earlier.
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#180394 - 04/22/17 12:59 PM Re: favorite whitetail bullet [Re: Ernie]
Muddy
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260 Nosler Partition with 4227 powder.

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