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#190732 - 03/20/18 10:54 AM Centerfire solids
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Because of the recent bullet thread in the hunting forum, I got to thinking about solids in centerfire cartridges. Are they made for the "smaller" calibers, or are they only made for the African dangerous game calibers? I've never seen a solid for a .270 wsm, or a .308, or anything of that size. Wouldn't they be superior long range bullets in the smaller calibers?

Just curious is all. Perhaps this belongs in the "off topic" forum?
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#190733 - 03/20/18 12:22 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Raptortrapper]
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I havent seen them. I would be interested to know though.

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#190735 - 03/20/18 12:43 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: tradmark]
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You mean FMJ bullets? There are plenty for .308, but they're usually 147ish grains. 6.5 Grendel rounds are being sold by Wolf with 100 grain steel jacketed slugs (steel cased as well). Some of the old ivory hunters used 6.5 military rifles with long (really long) heavy for caliber round nose FMJ slugs for elephant due to their great penetration. But, it seems like they're all loaded, or pulled bullets, for military calibers.
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#190743 - 03/20/18 06:32 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: JDK]
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No, not fmj bullets. Things like punch bullets.
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#190768 - 03/20/18 11:33 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Raptortrapper]
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 Originally Posted By: Raptortrapper
No, not fmj bullets. Things like punch bullets.


There isn't much diameter in a 7mm or 30 caliber bullet for much of a meplat, at least and allow them to fly true, and a wide meplat is what makes non expanding bullets effective on game. Small diameter bullets require expansion to get their "meplat" so to speak.
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#190772 - 03/21/18 01:03 AM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: s4s4u]
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Makes sense. Thanks!
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#190774 - 03/21/18 04:46 AM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Raptortrapper]
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Probably expensive, but are these what you had in mind? I've not used them and so can't comment on how effective they are.

http://www.woodleighbullets.com.au/products/hydrostatically-stabilised
http://www.woodleighbullets.com.au/bullet-lists/hydrostatically-stabilised
You Tube video from about the 4:00 minute mark. (Note could be all sales hype) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN9y6YvTUYk


Edited by Walkingthemup (03/21/18 04:57 AM)

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#190781 - 03/21/18 09:43 AM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Walkingthemup]
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That's interesting to say the least!
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#190791 - 03/21/18 01:07 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Raptortrapper]
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The company that makes brass and copper bullets known as Cutting Edge Bullets, makes a Safari brand 155 solid copper bullet for 6.5mm, but none for the 7mm. I spoke to them and they tooled up to make the 6.5mm solid because a person ordered them in an amount that warranted keeping it catalogued as available. I may order some in 7mm at 165 grain or 170 grain specifications to make the 7mm a catalogued item. Anyone else interested in doing that? The 7mm-08 could be a candidate for using them and be very close to the 175 grain 7mm Mauser that WDM Karamojo Bell used to brain many hundreds of ivory carrying elephants.

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#190792 - 03/21/18 01:20 PM Re: Centerfire solids [Re: Walkingthemup]
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 Originally Posted By: Walkingthemup
Probably expensive, but are these what you had in mind? I've not used them and so can't comment on how effective they are.

http://www.woodleighbullets.com.au/products/hydrostatically-stabilised
http://www.woodleighbullets.com.au/bullet-lists/hydrostatically-stabilised
You Tube video from about the 4:00 minute mark. (Note could be all sales hype) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN9y6YvTUYk


Wonder how well they track at long range.
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