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44 Magnum 225 Grain HV Ammunition +P

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September 16, 2020, 11:39 AM
skydivinghunter
44 Magnum 225 Grain HV Ammunition +P
Anyone ever tried some of this ammo?

https://bearcreekballistics.co...grain-hv-ammunition/

In my 44 Mag Encore and with Burris 3-12x scope, it would make it a 375-yard gun, maybe even 400-yard. At 400 yards it still has over 650 ft-lbs. It seems like a great solution for "straight wall cartridge" states.
September 16, 2020, 12:15 PM
LoneStar
Interesting, but is the barrel of your Encore 22” long? Even out of the rifle barrel it has 4.5 feet of drop at 400 yards with a 200 yard zero. What is the minimum velocity for bullet expansion? A poorly expanded pointed bullet - even at 1100 fps - might not be the best killer, and tracking an animal starting 400 yards away.......


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“The 30-06 is the world's most over-rated big game cartridge" - Elmer Keith
September 16, 2020, 12:52 PM
skydivinghunter
quote:
Originally posted by LoneStar:
Interesting, but is the barrel of your Encore 22” long? Even out of the rifle barrel it has 4.5 feet of drop at 400 yards with a 200 yard zero. What is the minimum velocity for bullet expansion? A poorly expanded pointed bullet - even at 1100 fps - might not be the best killer, and tracking an animal starting 400 yards away.......


I got two boxes and I will measure the speed in the next few days. I sent them the question for minimal speed for expansion. After reading your comment I realized that my initial question/post isn't precise, it will be good for 400 yards punching paper, and based on the info I get for minimal speed/energy needed for bullet expansion, I will then determine my maximum deer range.