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    What to do, what to do?!?!?!?

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    So................. I picked up this mold this week for my Winchester Model 10 SLR. Only thing is, do I hollow point both, one, or leave alone? I am thinking I will hollow point one cavity, just in case I want a solid. It will be used on occasions for close in deer and hogs in the Hill Country of Texas. I am also thinking of PCing these as well (I do have a hollow point sizing tip for the Lyman 4500). Let me hear some opinions.
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    One and one. It gives you more options.
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    I wouldn't bother with the H.P. Neither hogs or deer need it.
    Whatever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the H.P. Neither hogs or deer need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the H.P. Neither hogs or deer need it.
    Or elk or bear. I’ve had very good luck hunting with wide-noses bullets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the H.P. Neither hogs or deer need it.
    Agree , after some extensive testing on South La. hogs and two deer , HP's are not necessary with a air cooled boolit , 50/50 COWW and lead . Hard boolits do not yield the same results...too brittle, they break up .
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    I would do one and one, at least at first. Load up both - one may shoot better than the other in your gun.
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    Make a short run of one and one each. Test them and see which shoots best then set the mould up 2 for 2 for that one and cast bunches

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    I've just been thinking the same thing, although in my case I have a 2 cavity mold, with two similar but different designs. Erik charges $70 for one or $100 for both. In your case I would do both cavities, and get both hollow point and flat point plugs.

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    That thing looks like a thumper. Its wide with a big meplat. It looks like good medicine as is.

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    I sent the mold of to Erik to have one cavity done. Thank you for the replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popper View Post
    I wouldn't bother with the H.P. Neither hogs or deer need it.
    I also agree with this.
    The solid soft lead bullet is undoubtably the best and most satisfactory expanding bullet that has ever been designed. It invariably mushrooms perfectly, and never breaks up. With the metal base that is essential for velocities of 2000 f.s. and upwards to protect the naked base, these metal-based soft lead bullets are splendid.
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    I'd try it the way it is. If it doesn't do what you want you can always send it to Eric for some magic.

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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