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.
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.
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!)
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.
I tried the search route and didn't find anything current. I have some 115 gr. HPBT with cannelure, Midway repackaged seconds. Not sure of the make but I suspect them to be Sierra Matchkings. I'm wondering if anyone has loaded these with H335. I also have H322 and Reloder7 but looking at what...
In another thread, it was basically stated by someone that they thought the popularity of the 6.8 was being held back somewhat by the lack of spec II ammo since all factory ammo still is rated for spec I but that this could be overcome by a reloader who could load to the newer/faster/better...
Midsouth shooters supply in stock atm.
Also at Lg outdoors but more $.
Good on ammo, but my supply of reloading supies is low. Been looking...