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#192740 - 06/02/18 10:11 AM WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP?
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THE HEAVIEST NON-CAST "SOLID" BULLET I HAVE FOUND FOR THE 475L/480R IS THE MONOLITHIC LEHIGH 330gr, BUT SINCE I HAVE GOOD CHOICES WITH 325gr SOLIDS IN .452, 330gr IS UNDERWHELMING. I MAY COMMISSION FURY BULLETS TO MAKE SOME .475 FMJFP BULLETS FOR ME. I WAS THINKING OF GOING WITH A 400gr BULLET. I HAVE ZERO EXPERIENCE WITH THE 475L/480R IN BIG GAME HUNTING AND COULD USE SOME ADVICE/GUIDANCE ON AN APPROPRIATE WEIGHT TO HAVE THIS BULLET MADE IN. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND, AND WHY?
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#192741 - 06/02/18 10:48 AM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: 45MAN]
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JUST LEARNED THAT PUNCH MAKES A 380gr 475 BULLET, 60grs HEAVIER THAN THEIR 320gR 452 BULLET. ANY ONE OUT THERE WITH EXPERIENCE WITH THIS BULLET IN THE 475L AND/OR 480R?
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#192742 - 06/02/18 10:56 AM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: 45MAN]
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If you haven't shot them don't count out that 330gr lehigh. It is as long as most 400gr bullets and out penetrates most of them as well. Unless you shoot a anvil with them they stay completely intact. I can send you some to try if you would like.
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#192743 - 06/02/18 11:38 AM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: reflex264]
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Rey, On my last trip to Africa I handloaded the 475 punch for any shots that were 50 to 100 yards on the buff but he came in at 40 yards and used the 500WE..He went down on the first shot and after I emptied the 500 I threw one more at him with the 475 to finish. None were recovered.....
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#192744 - 06/02/18 12:10 PM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: reflex264]
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 Originally Posted By: reflex264
If you haven't shot them don't count out that 330gr lehigh.


all the design features of a cast bullet that wou`nt lead the barrel
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#192745 - 06/02/18 12:15 PM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Used the 475 punch on this boar in prep for Africa... Bullet still going... I would think the 330 Lehigh would give the same terminal performance at less cost...
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#192751 - 06/02/18 08:01 PM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Rey, I like 400 gr. bullets in the .475L. I've taken a couple of large bears, bull elk, buffalo, North American bison, and large hogs using the 400 gr. XTP with complete satisfaction. If I were to want a solid for use on ele, rhino or hippo, I'd look to a 400 gr. Larry Rogers has such Pachyderm experience, but I don't recall what weights he has used. I imagine he'll chime in

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#192759 - 06/03/18 07:44 AM Re: WHAT WEIGHT FOR A 475L FMJFP? [Re: 500WE]
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The lighter weight mono bullets when driven to equal velocity of the heavier hard cast will out penetrate the hard cast in my experience.

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