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#186439 - 11/17/17 11:58 AM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Whitworth]
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Easy there, flattery will gain you admiration.

I no longer spend $100s on camo clothing, even for bowhunting. The pricey gadgets, next-best-things and "game changers" (good grief I hate that phrase) don't interest me. I DO use quality killing devices and appropriate components--thus, I'm changing bullets because the cast bullet will offer more penetration than my XTP.

How I look is less important than how my equipment performs.
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#186440 - 11/17/17 11:58 AM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Whitworth]
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MAX: CORRECT, CORRECT, CORRECT. THE PUNCH BULLETS ARE NOT EVERYDAY BULLETS, BUT IF WHAT YOU ARE HUNTING IS DANGEROUS AND/OR BIG AND/OR EXPENSIVE, THE PUNCH BULLETS HAVE NO EQUAL.
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#186441 - 11/17/17 12:04 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: 45MAN]
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IF, I ever hunted something that big, I wouldn't use cast, but I would use a punch bullet.
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#186442 - 11/17/17 12:18 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Handgun400]
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 Originally Posted By: Handgun400
Easy there, flattery will gain you admiration.



Haha! Seriously, I know folks who will try to cut bullet costs at every opportunity and it is often a recipe for disaster. It's just nice seeing someone follow a useful trail of logic.
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#186445 - 11/17/17 12:55 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Whitworth]
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There`s no doubt that the Punch bullet is the best penetrating bullet for a handgun on the market, but I`ed like you to look at the dead boar that I shot using these bullets in preparation for an African hunt. It was on this boar that I learned about midrange trajectory with heavy bullets and with the load sighted for 100 yards I hit him around 50 and the bullet stricking a couple inches high in that "no man`s land" just below the spine but above the lungs... Knocked him down.... He got up and I chased him through a swamp until I placed the shot you see. The point being... a bad miss with a $100 bullet is not worth a good hit with a $.10 one..........Experience is the best teacher.........Man O Man that is a big handgun... I should have tripped him then beat `em to death

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#186447 - 11/17/17 01:06 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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I've stayed out of this post, but let's think about this, there are definitely better bullets out there than XTP'S. I've had great success with them, and I've also seen them slip their jackets and loose their cores. In all of these cases, if I did my part, I cleanly killed the animal

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#186448 - 11/17/17 01:09 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Franchise]
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I have never made a good shot on an animal where I made a good hit that I didn't find a little blood. I've made a lot of poor hits or clean misses, but in every case, I was the problem

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#186449 - 11/17/17 01:12 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Franchise]
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I'm not a fan of the Texas Heart Shot at all, but in all of my experiences, there has been a lot of blood and other bodily fluid mixtures 😉 left behind when I made those shots. That part of the animal is very visceral to say the least

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#186452 - 11/17/17 02:04 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
I'm not a fan of the Texas Heart Shot at all, but in all of my experiences, there has been a lot of blood and other bodily fluid mixtures 😉 left behind when I made those shots. That part of the animal is very visceral to say the least


And that is what had me perplexed. Admittedly, I expected more penetration (guessing what I got was not much) and better results from the .454. At this point I'll never know what, why or where exactly. the terrain was thick and dry sloughs with a lot of hog sign. Que sera.
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#186454 - 11/17/17 03:52 PM Re: Hornady 300 grain XTP Mag bullet concerns [Re: Handgun400]
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U wont know if ya dont recover the animal. We video most of our hunts and it helps to see the bullet hit and know ya made a good shot.

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