Old Winchester Silvertip Ammo - 300gr .375 H&H
When I bought my .375H&H the guy I bought it from gave me a box of ammo. I was a box of Winchester .300 Grain Silvertip Ammo from like the 60s or 70s I would guess.
Now, as I understand it, in it's day the "Silvertips" were considered "Premium" ammo vs. the standard Pointed Soft Point but the question I have is this: How did the old Silvertips perform?
I don't know how fast or slow they expand or what type of game animal they might be good for? I know I won't be risking my life on 40-50 year old shells with Cape Buff or Brown Bear but what about Moose or Elk or Eland?
I am trying to figure out where these old shells might be used other than target practice.
I also have some Winchester .270 grain Pointed Soft Points from like the 80s or even newer which I think would open up fairly quickly and probably be a good Lepord or Lion load???
I know that when I take my .375 on a Cape Buff hunt I will be pushing Trophy Bonded Bear Claws backed up by solids and when I hunt Brown Bear it will probably be Nosler Partitions but I would like to find a way to use these old bullets without risking my life so I am wondering if somebody out here has some experience with the old Winchester Silvertip ammo and what degree of expansion/toughness to expect from them.
Thanks for your thoughts.