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Doe with the 454

Description: First shot was a little off, hitting foward of the shoulder and clipping the heart, but after a 150 yard track I caught up with her and ended it. The next three shots were from about 70 yards, and three of the xtp mag bullets failed. Two blew up after hitting the shoulder, and one came apart on the ribs and intestines. I'll be using swift next year. Load was 31 grains of 296 and the 300 grain xtp mag bullets. Velocity is unknown.
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Duke3026
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Registered: October 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 436
Sat November 25, 2017 08:36

WTG! Good recovery! You may want to look at some Speer bullets as well.
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KRal
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Registered: April 2005
Location: MS
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Sat November 25, 2017 12:14

Congrats!

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Gun Slinger

Registered: June 2010
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Sat November 25, 2017 17:12 Rating: 10.00 

Good shooting. Congrats. Good vittles there!
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Franchise
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Registered: December 2008
Location: Castalia, NC
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Sat November 25, 2017 19:40 Rating: 10.00 

Congratulations Brenden! Definitely give the Speer bullets a look
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Randy M
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Registered: July 2011
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Sun November 26, 2017 01:23

Congrats! I dig the tenacity. I'm using Speer Deepcurl and love them so far.

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Brenden
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Registered: October 2012
Location: WV
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Sun November 26, 2017 06:59

Thanks guys. I keep forgetting about Speer, I appreciate the recommendation.
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Gun Slinger

Registered: June 2010
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Sun November 26, 2017 12:16

Swift is tougher for the big stuff and penetrate as deep as ive ever seen an expandable penetrate. The speer are good bullets and while not as tough they are 1/2 the price.
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jamesfromjersey
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Registered: January 2004
Location: New Jersey
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Sun November 26, 2017 12:17 Rating: 10.00 

that`s some good shootin Brenden

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Handgun400
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Registered: September 2016
Location: Arkansas
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Sun November 26, 2017 17:13 Rating: 10.00 

That's awful close to the load I'm using...like 1/2 a grain off close. Nice doe and recovery. Season is still in here but lots of time to do some testing before next year.

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s4s4u
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Registered: January 2004
Location: Northern MN
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Mon November 27, 2017 11:42

Way to stick with it. I am a bit surprised the Mag XTP's would blow up. Wonder what speed they are running.

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reflex264
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Registered: May 2012
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Mon November 27, 2017 15:02

Congrats!

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pab1
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Registered: January 2004
Location: SW Montana
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Tue November 28, 2017 21:03 Rating: 10.00 

Congrats! I'm also surprised at the performance of the XTP Mags. They've worked well for me.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Thu November 30, 2017 04:31

This sort of confirms what we have been seeing lately from the XTPs. I personally wouldn't use them on anything larger than whitetail. That said, congratulations on the deer kill!

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