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FEDERAL POWER SHOK 270 gr .375..REVIEWS PLEASE

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    Guys,
    I can get a few (6) boxes of 270 gr in .375 at a good price. Problem is I don't know them at all.
    Any info will be appreciated.
    Thanks,
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    I bought a box of these when I first bought my M70. They were as cheap a .375 load as I could find and were for boresighting purposes and to just get used to the gun. Dang things were quite accurate is the most I can tell you. If I didn't have my handloads, I'd hunt PG with these in that pinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHOENIX PHIL View Post
    I bought a box of these when I first bought my M70. They were as cheap a .375 load as I could find and were for boresighting purposes and to just get used to the gun. Dang things were quite accurate is the most I can tell you. If I didn't have my handloads, I'd hunt PG with these in that pinch.
    I cannot give you a update on this exact load, but will tell you to be careful of shooting any big game animal with an unproven bullet. I used a hornady interlock 300 in a 375 ultra on my last safari-- the bullet broke up on all game shot with it. I shot a Red heartbeest at 255 and it did not go thru...shot a waterbuck between the front legs at about 90 yards and it did not exit the chest cavity--and last but not least had to shoot a 2000lb livingston eland 5 times to put it down...if your are going to shoot anything you are paying for shoot the best bullet you can---Barnes,Swoft, CEB, Nosler...ect... just for note these bullets shoot sub 3/4 in in my 375... I'll stick with the swifts at a little over a inch for my next big game animal...

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    @ Phil, hell's bells mate, these things are really accurate out of my CZ 550..! 3/4 inch at 100 meters. Did some tests on a wet pack and the penetration and expansion was excellent. No core separation at all. I'm actually quite impressed.

    @ Ed, I hear you and I agree. I must tell you though, I dropped two Eland bulls this season using a very under-rated bullet, the Sierra Gameking in 250gr hand loads. Both one shot kills with outstanding results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOCMAN View Post
    @ Phil, hell's bells mate, these things are really accurate out of my CZ 550..! 3/4 inch at 100 meters. Did some tests on a wet pack and the penetration and expansion was excellent. No core separation at all. I'm actually quite impressed.
    Not surprised at all, makes me wonder sometimes why I do all that load development. Fortunately the wife wasn't at the range to see the results or I'd be selling all of my equipment!
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    The bullet is a standard soft point cup and core bullet.
    I guess it is very similar to the Sierra Game King.
    I am sure it will kill any PG including Eland, but I would not feel confident about using the bullet on Eland unless I had a full broadside shot and could put the bullet just behind the shoulder or in the neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norwegianwoods View Post
    The bullet is a standard soft point cup and core bullet.
    I guess it is very similar to the Sierra Game King.
    I am sure it will kill any PG including Eland, but I would not feel confident about using the bullet on Eland unless I had a full broadside shot and could put the bullet just behind the shoulder or in the neck.

    I have to agree...I have never had a problem with a serria game king..it is one of my fav. bullets in a 375...I shoot 300's in it all the time..just tried something new and got burned.

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    definately surprised me how accurate they are to phil when i picked up my 375 which is remm.700 sps d,g i got a box of power shoks to test drive it on the way home and was stunned st the groups on a ghost gum tree (white skin like bark) at about 130 metre .we just picked a spot and three of us fired 3 shots each and the groups wouldnt have been any bigger than three inches . not bad straight out of the box.
    i only got em cos they were the cheapest .

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