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#200824 - 07/28/19 11:57 AM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: Mech 8]
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#200825 - 07/28/19 12:35 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: RSW]
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#200826 - 07/28/19 01:22 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: Mech 8]
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I?m the outlier here...Killed a bunch with the 200gr XTP. Run hard out of a Redhawk.

My FA really shoots the 240?s well, so have used those more in recent years.

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#200841 - 07/28/19 08:47 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: SChunter]
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Started out using the 250 gr Keith back in the 60's & it's always worked & always exited, I've never recovered a single one. The last few years I've used the same bullet in HP version on 7-8 deer & I have recovered one. I would think any jacketed bullet, 240 grs or heavier would handle any deer out there. Accuracy being the key.

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#200846 - 07/28/19 10:42 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: sixshot]
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 Originally Posted By: sixshot
I would think any jacketed bullet, 240 grs or heavier would handle any deer out there. Accuracy being the key.

Dick


Exactly. Pretty much any bullet 240 grains on up will work.
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#200849 - 07/29/19 09:25 AM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: Mech 8]
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I like to ruffle feathers. The 240 XTP for me too. Used on Whitetail and hogs no issues.
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#200852 - 07/29/19 03:35 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: magman]
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I`ve used the double crimp 45 caliber XTP for the 45 Colt running a little over 1400fps that gave me penetration on the not so perfect broadside shots... Always worked and never asked for a refund...
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#200856 - 07/29/19 07:11 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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Not that I have shot that many with a .44 but the wvhitman is spot on with the Rem. 240 grain Semi Jacketed HP. My most recent success was with the Hornady 240 grain XTP. Either one of these will put an average size deer down quickly when properly hit.

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#200859 - 07/29/19 11:38 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: longhunter]
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I prefer a controlled expansion, 240 grain HP for deer. I have taken 10 or so Whitetails with 240 grain Hornady XTP bullets from 44 Magnum revolvers and they get the job done for me. As others have said it?s more about placement than bullet. Broadside lung, heart or center shoulder will put them away. I always prefer a full penetration, exit wound.
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#200871 - 07/30/19 12:45 PM Re: Favorite bullet [Re: Mech 8]
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310gr Oregon trail.
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