Projectile for fallow 30 cal

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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by bigfellascott » 14 Dec 2018, 6:59 pm

Bigjobss wrote:Partially, neck shot I recovered most minus some of the jacket which blew out the back with a small exit hole and the heart shot it clipped the rib on the way out and left some of the jacket behind.
Below is the neck shot projectile, front on shot so base of neck/top of shoulder, both deer and projectile were absolutely pancacked. Shot was at around 150m. Would not trust this on a big a animal through the shoulder.
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Noice, yeah I would find something with a bit more copper in the base for the more solidly boned stuff :drinks:
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by Oldbloke » 15 Dec 2018, 10:24 am

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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by tom604 » 15 Dec 2018, 1:01 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
tom604 wrote:
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tom604 wrote:Totally agree but im not allowed to use my 223 (set calibers for critters) and the 308 is what i have,only take the legs :thumbsup:


Really a 223 isn't good enough in SA? :crazy: Must be armour plated ones down there :D



"not allowed" as in a cull situation ,,,everything is stronger in South Aus :allegedly: :thumbsup:


What's their reasoning behind that? :?


they like overkill?? :unknown: it could be that when your hitting a mob of goats a larger cal will anchor a goat if its not a killing shot,,243 using 100 gr projies is the min :thumbsup:
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by Bigjobss » 15 Dec 2018, 1:03 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
Bigjobss wrote:Partially, neck shot I recovered most minus some of the jacket which blew out the back with a small exit hole and the heart shot it clipped the rib on the way out and left some of the jacket behind.
Below is the neck shot projectile, front on shot so base of neck/top of shoulder, both deer and projectile were absolutely pancacked. Shot was at around 150m. Would not trust this on a big a animal through the shoulder.
20181214_182842.jpg


Noice, yeah I would find something with a bit more copper in the base for the more solidly boned stuff :drinks:


Barnes TTSX have served that purpose alright for me so far, great penetration and I have never recovered a projectile but they do provide excellent wound channels. I often visit the debate of whether I prefer the energy to stay in the animal or lose some but create an exit hole and blood trail. At the moment I have settled on exit hole because the 300wm brings much more energy than is needed so a little loss cant hurt and I havent lost an animal with the TTSX (yet).

Only issue I had was a dog at 15m where I needed a second shot, which suprised the crap out of me, I reckon it was too close and too light of animal and the projectile went straight through with no expansion.
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by bigfellascott » 15 Dec 2018, 1:16 pm

tom604 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
tom604 wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
tom604 wrote:Totally agree but im not allowed to use my 223 (set calibers for critters) and the 308 is what i have,only take the legs :thumbsup:


Really a 223 isn't good enough in SA? :crazy: Must be armour plated ones down there :D



"not allowed" as in a cull situation ,,,everything is stronger in South Aus :allegedly: :thumbsup:


What's their reasoning behind that? :?


they like overkill?? :unknown: it could be that when your hitting a mob of goats a larger cal will anchor a goat if its not a killing shot,,243 using 100 gr projies is the min :thumbsup:


Yeah I would say that's the reason, bombing a mob of goats isn't conducive to well placed shots so something that can reach the vitals from rear on would no doubt be more conducive to a better outcome as a rule. :drinks:
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by bigfellascott » 15 Dec 2018, 1:17 pm

Bigjobss wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
Bigjobss wrote:Partially, neck shot I recovered most minus some of the jacket which blew out the back with a small exit hole and the heart shot it clipped the rib on the way out and left some of the jacket behind.
Below is the neck shot projectile, front on shot so base of neck/top of shoulder, both deer and projectile were absolutely pancacked. Shot was at around 150m. Would not trust this on a big a animal through the shoulder.
20181214_182842.jpg


Noice, yeah I would find something with a bit more copper in the base for the more solidly boned stuff :drinks:


Barnes TTSX have served that purpose alright for me so far, great penetration and I have never recovered a projectile but they do provide excellent wound channels. I often visit the debate of whether I prefer the energy to stay in the animal or lose some but create an exit hole and blood trail. At the moment I have settled on exit hole because the 300wm brings much more energy than is needed so a little loss cant hurt and I havent lost an animal with the TTSX (yet).

Only issue I had was a dog at 15m where I needed a second shot, which suprised the crap out of me, I reckon it was too close and too light of animal and the projectile went straight through with no expansion.


Yeah plenty of over penetration going on at a dog at 15m :lol: it would have hardly had time to expand so not surprising you had to give it another one. :D
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by SCJ429 » 18 Dec 2018, 7:16 pm

I hit a fox with a 55 grain Vmax from a 22/250 at about 20 metres and it was devastating. No chance of that passing through but nothing left worth skinning.
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by Cal-ApeR » 22 Dec 2018, 1:23 pm

Funny that. Seen a mate literally hit a fox at about 150m with 150gr sst. Bugger went down and got back up slowly. Hit him again. Went down, got back up.... Very slowly. Third shot finished him. No expansion going on there, good example of why there are differently constructed projectiles.
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Re: Projectile for fallow 30 cal

Post by bigfellascott » 23 Dec 2018, 4:39 am

Cal-ApeR wrote:Funny that. Seen a mate literally hit a fox at about 150m with 150gr sst. Bugger went down and got back up slowly. Hit him again. Went down, got back up.... Very slowly. Third shot finished him. No expansion going on there, good example of why there are differently constructed projectiles.


Yep it's all about matching the hatch so to speak, choose the appropriate projectile type/construction etc to what it is you are wanting to kill, pretty simple really.
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