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    @Bueller very good very close to the remington coreloct
    Which they discontinued as a component a few years ago
    I used the 120 coreloct aka flying brick heaps

    These gold dots have a far better bc than the coreloct
    But very similar in Terminal performance
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    Exit hole down hill shot so entrance was central shoulder but exited low hitting the joint between the sholder and the femour
    Absolutely destroyed it as you can see

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    Thanks 4 that @rambo-6mmrem looking forward to trying my 260 loads now

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    Cheers, can't argue with that...what distances would you reckon they're good for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bueller View Post
    Cheers, can't argue with that...what distances would you reckon they're good for?
    That particular shot was on a fellow yearling about 100m

    Shot about 5-6 deer with them now and all of them have been awsome as far as bullet performance goes
    Not quite as Devastating as the photo but that’s a Special case as om pretty sure it was the bone fragmentS that done all that
    Pretty nasty

    Normal Performance is a very quick kill with about a 1” exit hole
    They generally fall over instantly if i do my bit
    Or never more than 30m away if I miss the mark slightly

    As far as distance goes ive only ever shot them to 200 on game (lack of opportunities at longer) I geuss that’s a good thing eh
    But looking at numbers they will be fine to 400 Possibly a bit further they are a bonded bullet and take a bit more speed to open up
    Than say an amax or something
    It’s not a matter if being able to hit the target these are very accurate bullets
    But you have to make sure you have enough Energy to make them mushroom
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    @rambo-6mmrem, those Gold Dots are a fair bit cheaper than that at Reloaders mate. And cheaper still at Workshop Innovations.

    I've got a 100 pack of the 62gr in .224 coming. I wouldn't normally go with bonded bullets in .224 as its usually just a varminting rifle. But sometimes it gets used for goats and specifically when I want to recover meat from little ones.

    So I did some more reading and found some reference to amazing mushrooms and stone cold killing performance... check this out! This is a screenshot from Johnny's Reloading Bench after a ballistic gel test.

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    Far out! That's what I call a pretty little shroom. So when I want a clean kill without lots of fragmentary damage, this looks like it could be just the ticket.

    Will be interesting to see if it goes ok in the Tikka 1:12" twist, gut feel is it will be marginal, but I know it will be fine in the CZ 1:9" twist. I can't find any bullet length data for these yet.
    Yes good-looking mushrooms but what was the impact velocity if he wasn't hitting those gel blocks at 2 to 300 yards what's the point

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    I have tried 140gn in 6.5 at about 3000fps..
    Terminal about par with a sierra 130 TGK which is very slightly harder than an 143 eldx

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    Shot a couple of red deer in the last 10 days with the 150g gold dots in my 16" 308. Only recovered 1 projo the other went straight through. Both had substantial bruising.
    This is from the stag, retained weight 145g
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    This is the exit hole from the other I didn't recover
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    Bloody good info. Im looking for something like this for my 270. I kind of want to use projectiles that are not flavour of the month like eldx- as good as they are- so that Im not committing with everyone else when a shortage comes on. Im using the hot cores right now and really rate them as a lighter projectile, so sticking with speer seems a good idea.


    Except bugger! just looked and heaviest in 277 is 115 gr.
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    115grn might go well slipped in the crease or neck. Should get them humming along with very little recoil.
    75/15/10 black powder matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyblown View Post
    Sorry @rambo-6mmrem I didn't see the 120s. But jeez you've got wonder about these price hikes eh, its across the board. I've got Sierra boxes here from 21 months ago with $48 stickers, but today the exact same bullets are $75. That's over 50% up in less than two years.
    In times of greatest conflict is the time for greatest grab.

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    @whanahuia that'll still be sweet if you're not long ranging??

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    My rifle has a faster twist than normal for 270. So not sure if lighter projectiles will be the way to go.

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    That box of 150grn grandslams are still here if you need them.
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    75/15/10 black powder matters

 

 

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