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  1. #1071
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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLani View Post
    At that speed and distance, I would have expected the Peregrine to open more. What will it do at 200m at a slower velocity?
    It does seem to open less than Peregrine bullets in other calibers. I have not recovered bullets at longer distances, but the wound channels do indicate that they expanded. Judging from wound channels, I think that expansion is very similar at 200m as at 50m but I will have to recover a bullet, which is not easy. I do like it for backing clients on plains game as it shoots flat enough, and is accurate enough, for 300m shots at wounded antelope and it penetrates like crazy, so a shot from any angle, including dead astern, will reach the vitals.

    I believe that penetration is sufficient for a frontal brain shot at a charging buffalo. While the .375 H&H is not my carry gun when hunting buffalo, it does offer peace of mind when hunting antelope in areas with buffalo. For clients, hunting buffalo with this rifle, I prefer the 300gr SBC bullet, because it produce a larger wound channel, but the 270gr Peregrine offers a flatter trajectory and less wind drift for putting down wounded antelope at longer ranges, which is a regular occurrence down here in the Free State.

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Quote Originally Posted by TStone View Post
    270gr Peregrine VLR4 (Rangemaster bullet) from .375 H&H @ ±2600fps. Kudu bull. Recovery shot at wounded animal @ ±50m. The bull was walking towards me at an angle (almost full frontal shot). Bullet broke left shoulder, penetrated diagonally through the kudu (carcass weight 150kg), broke the right femur and was recovered in right hind leg. Recovered weight 261.3gr (96.8%)
    Was it the Plainsmaster with the plunger/rivet in the nose - or the Rangemaster (VLR5) without it?
    It does seem like very little expansion for the assisted-expansion version, considering speed and distance.

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Quote Originally Posted by Desperatezulu View Post
    Was it the Plainsmaster with the plunger/rivet in the nose - or the Rangemaster (VLR5) without it?
    It does seem like very little expansion for the assisted-expansion version, considering speed and distance.
    The Plainsmaster. I have not hunted with the Rangemaster, but I do not think they will expand.
    Last edited by TStone; 23-06-2024 at 17:12.

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Thanks TS

    I appreciate the detail of your posts.

    ATB
    Sweet

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    Hi Rudi,

    Thanks for the prompt reply and delivery
    Paid Monday moring and my 50 x 180gr bullets was delivered Tuesday morning.
    Awesome service

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    Hi Rudi,

    Thanks for the prompt reply and delivery
    Paid Monday moring and my 50 x 180gr bullets was delivered Tuesday morning.
    Awesome service
    Pleasure Alf.
    Contact me any time for help on load development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 458Exp View Post
    Pleasure Alf.
    Contact me any time for help on load development.
    Will do thank you.

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Torture Test
    I needed to shoot an Nguni Bull for meat, so decided to put the SBC to the test.
    180gr SBC @2900fps from a 300WM
    20m frontal shot into the head. Bullet penetrated the head, cracked the solid bone that connects the skull to the neck, and was recovered in the middle of the Vertebrae somewhere in the neck.
    Recovered bullet still weighed 166.1gr, so a 92% retention.
    You just can't break these bullets

    Sent from my SM-S901E using Tapatalk
    A roaring Lion kills no game

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    Default Re: Bullet performance data base

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLani View Post
    Torture Test
    I needed to shoot an Nguni Bull for meat, so decided to put the SBC to the test.
    180gr SBC @2900fps from a 300WM
    20m frontal shot into the head. Bullet penetrated the head, cracked the solid bone that connects the skull to the neck, and was recovered in the middle of the Vertebrae somewhere in the neck.
    Recovered bullet still weighed 166.1gr, so a 92% retention.
    You just can't break these bullets

    Sent from my SM-S901E using Tapatalk
    Impressive!

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