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I know there's loading info for 130 grain bullets, but I'm wondering if anyone has any hunting experience with them? I think they would be great for killing hogs. Running an LWRC and a Frankengun, both 6.8's.
 

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Find out their minimum opening velocity if you are concerned with expansion. This is what you can use to figure your max range. Search Xman's thread on 130s....not sure if he tested the Grand Slam, but if he did there will be good info.
 

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Hopefully, these links will still work in the new configuration.

130gr Bullet Testing; Hornady SST, Sierra Pro-Hunter, Nosler Ballistic Tip and E-Tip
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130gr Berger VLD
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130gr Nosler Partition
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130gr Sierra GameKing
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130gr Federal Fusion, Remington Core-Lokt, and Speer Hot-Core
6.8 SPC Bullet Performance
130gr Speer BTSP
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130 Hornady InterLock and Woodleigh PP SN
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130 Federal Flat-Base
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130 Cutting Edge MTH
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Note that back when Xman did his Federal Fusion 130 gr tests he used "pulls". Since then, Federal now offers the bullets as a component. Brownell has them for $29/100. These are really Speer GD's. I've shot a couple of deer with them & they seem to perform well but I haven't recovered any bullets. (BTW: thanks again to Xman for his extensive testing!)
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As a Federal component, they only come in 130 gr & 150 gr, same as their loaded .270 Win ammo. As a Speer component bullet, .277 Gold-Dot's come in 90 gr & 115 gr. The 115 gr is an ideal game bullet in the 6.8 SPC IMHO.
 
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