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 want to ask ask ya'll about the best new brass for reloading. I have always used Hornady, Federal, and SSA. I am done with crimped primers and I am looking to find a different brass. What do ya'll recommend for small primer pocket brass?
Thank you in advance.
I’m curious to what bullet brand/weight everyone is using for deer. I hate that Hornady stopped making the American Gunner #50 pack and also Sierra stopped producing their Pro Hunter in .277/110 grain as well. I’m just curious as to what everyone is using now and having good results with. Thank...
This past Saturday, I went out to shoot a ladder for my 6.8 SPCII SBR yesterday. 12.5" ARP barrel, suppressed. First group, cold bore, starting load (27 gr H4198), all three rounds touching. Awesome. But with the next load (27.3 gr), I started seeing pressure signs...ejector and extractor...