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#210577 - 04/30/21 09:01 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
jwp475
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 Originally Posted By: jamesfromjersey
Recovered Sierra bullet from Gary Reeders Cape buffalo. Weight is 288grs.....


That is excellent weight retention

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#210578 - 04/30/21 09:08 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: jamesfromjersey]
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The above performance results are virtually identical to the same Sierra 300 gr FP in 44. This bullet truly needs 460 S&W velocities to expand...as the 44 cal version needs 445 Super Mag velocities to expand....I've always liked seeing what different bullets, in different weights, in different calibers did, on various animals of differing weights...that's the only way you can honestly give true and accurate advice....ps....this is an unbounded, inexpensive, jacket bullet....I know....impossible....right 😉🤔......The gentlemen who have used this bullet that have commented in this thread know exactly what I'm talking about.......
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#210579 - 04/30/21 10:03 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
this is an unbonded, inexpensive, jacketed bullet....I know....impossible....right 😉🤔......The gentlemen who have used this bullet that have commented in this thread know exactly what I'm talking about.......


Impossible.
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Good to see that even after the brief HH hiatus, Franchise is still fighting the good online fight
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Regarding the Speer 325 and 400, I have shot them both out of my 475 JDJ, with stellar results on feral hogs. Like the others that have commented previously, it takes a fair amount of velocity to perform and expand. In my Linebaughs, I've stuck with XTP's, Barnes and the like for storebought offerings, but these days I'm more and more apt to run sixhsots cast HP's at sedate velocities

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#210582 - 05/01/21 02:28 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: SChunter]
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The bullet recovered from the Cape Buffalo is very similar in looks and performance to the original Freedom Arms bullets. They were excellent big heavy game bullets

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#210583 - 05/01/21 09:21 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: jwp475]
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Sierra has been my go to for years for everything up to elk....havenít chased anything bigger....but Iím satisfied.

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#210590 - 05/03/21 02:27 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: SacredCrows]
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You dummies gotta get woke! The bullet that killed Kennedy was a prototype A-frame. They really are magic! But Epstein still didn't kill himself.

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#210595 - 05/03/21 09:59 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Craig44]
Vance in AK.
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From what I see on midway site the hornady xtp is discontinued in 475? The Sierra is not available in 475... looks like the 325 speed deep curl is the only "standard" .475 jacketed soft point available.
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#210596 - 05/03/21 10:12 PM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: Vance in AK.]
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Vance
If you were interested in the .475 Speer in the 400gr flavor, I got mine right from the Speer website. they have it listed still, but it is currently sold out like everything right now.
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#210601 - 05/04/21 01:43 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: BBwheelgunner]
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Vance,

I'll find my stash of 400 grain speer slugs this weekend and let you know. I think I have 120 or so.

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#210603 - 05/04/21 06:58 AM Re: Cape Buffalo Bullet [Re: BBwheelgunner]
Vance in AK.
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 Originally Posted By: BBwheelgunner
Vance
If you were interested in the .475 Speer in the 400gr flavor, I got mine right from the Speer website. they have it listed still, but it is currently sold out like everything right now.


Thanks Brenden, let me know
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