I had a thread on here looking for opinions as to weather my 458 lbt wfn was mushrooming enough. After the test I did last night,I thinkt it mushrooms quite fine,and even if it didnt at all the hydra shosk from this meat pusher is pure Elmer Keith lethal. The test was a polymer 50 canadian gallon wine grape barrel. Their atleast 1/8" thick with a 1' dia heavy screw on lid. shot from sixty yards, which will be the average where I hunt(actually the upper end of average).The barrel was filled with water,and hit one third the way up from bottom. The lid blew up onto the roof of the nearby shed ,10' high. When the projectile bearly came out the back the polymer aroung the hole was split 3 ways . All splits were 4-6" long. Once again the slug was found just laying in a wood pile. Made it out but 100% energy spent..I know these dont spread out like we're used to,but you gotta think all that hydraulic shock counts for something
Sometime before fall there will be a dead farmers pig involved in this test,and pics as to how the far side of him fairs out.My guess is not good..I've heard some say I'm to hard on this alloy. Would it not be better when in elk/bear country to error on the side of to hard??