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Thread: A friend reminded me why I like heavy boolits or bullets

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    I had killed over twenty deer and antelope with my 243 and several coyotes. I had a 100 gr Hornaday interlock bullet for all of them until one entered an antelope @ 125 yards just 2" behind the left shoulder. It exited 3" behind the ribs on that same side. I could never find what made it turn. I then put three shots into a running antelope., breaking his jaw, gut shooting him and one in the ribs. All three of the others exited and tracked straight. After putting one in the jaw I had no confidence in where the gun was hitting but it was 3" high at 100 yards the same as when it was sighted in. Not my finest moment in the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ammohead View Post
    Your friend is opting for a caliber that is good for maybe 40 more grains of bullet weight and less powder capacity. ?
    Especially when the 7mm 08 is available and a better cartridge all the way around for light game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MT Gianni View Post
    Especially when the 7mm 08 is available and a better cartridge all the way around for light game.
    I do like my 7-08
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    Your going from 6 mm to 6.5mm. Or 100 grain to 117 grain? I would see what kind of trade could be made for a 7-08 or good old 308.

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    I shot a pigeon with a compound bow- 5/16 blunt broadhead at 7 yards.

    The little snot flew away with the 30"arrow stuck in him.

    Flew 40 ft up in the air before dropping like a rock.

    He had a 5/8 hole in him.

    I became terrified of using the bow for pest control.
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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
GC Gas Check