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#209262 - 11/26/20 02:53 AM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: bluecow]
Grendel
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I a have a Holosun 507 (Green) on a 1911 460 Rolland and I love it! At the age of 60 now I see "Dot Sights" way better than iron sights. I also went to Aimpoints on my rifles.
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#210112 - 01/12/21 02:23 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Grendel]
Huntrick
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I am preparing to hunt cape buff with my Raging Buill in 454. Got a Leupold delta point, great features, the battery will live a very long time, make that seasons! It turns itself off at like 10 minutes with no movement, then will come back on with some movement of the gun, back at the brightness you left it. Lifetime guarantee, and really nice to use. Takes some getting used to, but that's what practice is for! Really makes my groups shrink. One well built piece of equipment. PS----I have 9 years on you!


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#210116 - 01/12/21 07:20 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Huntrick]
45MAN
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HUNTRICK: WHERE YOU GOING/WHEN YOU GOING FOR THE CAPE BUFFALO? WHAT LOAD YOU PLANNING TO USE?
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#210420 - 04/13/21 11:40 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: 45MAN]
Huntrick
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I am using the buffalo bore dangerous game loads, and bringing some 300 grain xtp mags loaded to 1550 for other stuff


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#210421 - 04/14/21 12:16 AM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Huntrick]
wvhitman
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Huntrick: Be careful with the XTPs. I've had very bad results with them, like recovering them from smallish WV deer multiple times.
You might want to look at Swift AFrames. They are much better for penetration. African animals are very tough no matter their size.

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#210423 - 04/14/21 01:32 AM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: wvhitman]
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Huntrick...I would consider the 300 gr FP from Sierra...that bullet has a tough lead core (actually the toughest lead in a jacketed pistol bullet) I too like A Frames, but the lead in the front of the bullet, although bonded, is extremely soft (that's why all the factory handgun loads are loaded down
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and they expand at around 900 fps...just a little food for thought.
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#210425 - 04/14/21 12:39 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Franchise]
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I just got back from a hog hunt with my 454 casull and used 300 grain Swift A-frames. It hit that ~450lb hog like a hammer! In the video it almost looks like the pig gets lifted off it's feet when it gets hit. I also recovered the bullet which expanded perfectly and it had 90% weight retention. I would recommend them over XTP's all day long. My Ruger Super Redhawk was also wearing a Leupold Deltapoint Pro which I have on multiple pistols and carbines. Great optic.


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#210426 - 04/14/21 02:51 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Squints08]
gunslingerdad
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Franchise has great words of wisdom on the Seirra fp bullets.
I have used seirra 300 grain fp bullets in a 44 mag at max velocities and have never recovered one. the animals died quickly if not dropping on the spot. I have shot numerous deer and several black bears with them. I know it is not the same caliber but it is a testimony for the bullet design.
the only Sierra FP bullet I have recovered was from a 375 win shot out of a contender this last year. 125 yard shot on a deer shot stem to stern (front point of shoulder to rear hip with over 36" of penetration and the bullet only shed 2 grains of weight. I have not shot swifts but have shot speer deep curls and like what they do. There are alot of guys with more experience than me on this forum. just my 2 cents worth. Good luck on your bullet testing and keep us posted!
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#210427 - 04/14/21 03:26 PM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: gunslingerdad]
Memtb460
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I’m finally getting this “red dot” figured out. I’m only using 4 shot groups when measuring, as I have a chamber (charge hole) that throws a shot far out of the group.....every time! My last 3 groups at 100 yards have been from 3 1/2” down to 2 5/8”. Pretty happy!

My thanks to those that suggested making a target with a large ring to place the red dot inside of. That really improved my groups.

Now to find animals with a nice “ring” painted on their shoulders to put one of these 400 grain cast bullets into! 😉 memtb
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#210431 - 04/15/21 11:33 AM Re: Aperture vs Reflex (dot) [Re: Memtb460]
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Reading bluecow's post, I wish they made a Warren sight for the contender.

I have a Super 14 in .357 Max I'd like to try it on although the barrel shoots pretty well with a FF III or Matchdot on it too.

John

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