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Thread: Your thoughts on my cast boolit load for deer this year in the bottom--

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    Your thoughts on my cast boolit load for deer this year in the bottom--

    lee .358 cal 206 grains over 39 grains of H322
    the melt is my range lead and ww ac'd
    you can dig in them with a fingernail
    my .358 has a worn out barrel -- I go it in 1977-- now the throat is loooong
    the rifle is a Weatherbye vanguard. The only thing i do not like about is they used the 30.06 length bolt for this short .308 class round.
    I will be using it only the bottom/ swamp, so minute of whitetail is all that is needed
    this same load over 38 gr of H322 was 2140fps with a Seaco 245 .358 cast boolits
    i will get around to clocking the 200 gr load in the morning

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    Should do well. I have not recovered a bullet yet on a whitetail, from my .358 win.
    RCBS 35-200 or Lee copy. WW at 2,050fps and IMR3031.
    .358 Win, 7mm Express, Marlin 336ER 356win

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    Good, should make a dead deer
    Mike
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    Make sure your knives sharp! Should make meat whenever pointed well.
    “You don’t practice until you get it right. You practice until you can’t get it wrong.” Jason Elam, All-Pro kicker, Denver Broncos

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    my prediction:

    DRT

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    I would say double check your accuracy when you chrono. Aside from that be ready to drag and cut. Best of luck.

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    thanks guys will let you know how it goes

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    FWIW,
    I , too shoot deer with my 358 Win on Savage 110CL, douglas 14 twist, 24"
    Load is WW cases(308 necked up), WLRprimers, 43 gr 3031, Lyman 358318 , 250 gr cast
    of 9+1 WW/Lino, and Paper Patched with 20# 100% rag bond paper. Oehler chrono
    says it clocks 2340 fps.
    Works well on up to 200# field dressed deer I have shot. Great for "thru the shoulders"-
    Deer Crumple up on the spot, and I "can eat up to 3" of bullet hole"- minimal meat damage
    compared to typical 30-06/180gr
    beltfed/arnie

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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