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@Frederik - Can you post a picture of an unfired bullet with the specs as well please? It would be useful for comparison.
 
@Frederik - Can you post a picture of an unfired bullet with the specs as well please? It would be useful for comparison.
I will do so at the moment he manufactures bullets in 9.3 calibre to .458 and made his first batch of 30.cal 180gr bullets picured below.

I am not sure of the rules on the forum if I am allowed to give contact details maybe by private message.

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.30 Cal bullets in 180gr


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.458 - 500gr bullets

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375 - 300gr Bullets
 
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Got some bullets back from clients today.
Thought I’d share.


.458 Win Mag 450gr @ 2200 fps out of a Giraffe Bull (80m Backup shot)
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.375 H&H 300gr 2470 fps out of Giraffe Bull 60m
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.375 H&H 300gr 2500 fps out of Buffalo Bull at 25m
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9.3 calibre 320 grain Woodleigh RNSN, muzzle velocity 2300fps.
All 3 bulls were around the 850-900kg mark, link below to a thread with a right up on the animals and the hunt.


From left to right
Water buffalo bull shot at 90 yards broadside through the shoulder, broke the shoulder, took out the top of the heart, recovered under the skin on the opposite shoulder.
Estimated impact velocity 2100fps
Retained weight 307 grains 96%
Bull ran a few yards and piled up dead in seconds.

Scrub bull shot at 50-70 yards broadside, broke the shoulder, recovered under the skin on the opposite shoulder.
Estimated impact velocity 2150fps
Retained weight 300 grains 94%
Can't remember which shot this was exactly, had a gun fight with this big bull.

Scrub bull shot at 80 yards slightly quartering away through the middle of the neck, recovered under the skin of the neck on the opposite side.
Estimated impact velocity 2100fps
Retained weight 233 grains 73%
Dropped on the spot, obviously hit heavy vertebrae.

Scrub cow shot at a few yards (finishing shot), through the bottom of the chest, recovered lodged in the spine.
Estimated impact velocity 2300fps
Retained weight 271 grains 84%

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Heart shot from the buffalo bull, massive hole through the top of the heart.
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30-06
Woodleigh 165 grain PP
Muzzle velocity 3023fps
Slightly quartering broadside shoulder shot at 50 yards on a 97kg wild boar, recovered under the skin just behind the opposite shoulder
Estimated impact velocity 2885fps
Retained weight 148.5 grains, 90% weight retention
Again Woodleighs never stop proving how good they are

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300WM 200 grain Federal Terminal Ascent, 2850 fps, Blaser R8, 220 yards, elk bull broadside, both lungs, recovered under hide, retained weight 170 grains.

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7mm Speer 160 gr. Grand Slam, ( old style) fired from a 7mm08 at 2650 fps muzzle velocity to kill an elk calf at 160M. This was a follow up shot immediately after a good double lung shot that exited. Just to be sure, my son fired again, hitting the elk that was almost facing him in a rib behind the shoulder, bullet traveled back through liver and guts, through far side haunch without hitting the femur bone, and was found near the anus under the hide. 120/160 grains remaining, 75% weight retention. Typical Grand Slam moderate expansion in a narrow mushroom with very good penetration and good permanent wound cavity. In my experience Grand Slams don't kill especially quickly, but they do kill very reliably and usually exit.
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Remington 270 gr. .375 H&H factory load, cow elk at approx. 120M shot broadside through tops of both shoulder blades and the bottom of the spine. Bullet completely broke up, was found with jacket under the hide and a part of the core in the far side shoulder blade. Lots of bone and tissue trauma, elk dropped instantly of course. A couple minutes later I shot a small yearling black bear with the same ammunition, bullet hit low centre of shoulder without hitting the humerus and exited, killing the bear instantly and exiting.
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A lot of very useful information.
I wish if someone come up with some conclusions or summary
The point is to allow you to draw your own conclusions based on the data presented. Just the facts.
 
My personal summary:
1) use an appropriate bullet to match the task
2) put the bullet in the right place
3) all bullets can/will fail at times
4) never stop learning!
 
My personal summary:
1) use an appropriate bullet to match the task
2) put the bullet in the right place
3) all bullets can/will fail at times
4) never stop learning!

Number 2 without number 1, or vice versa is a recipe for a long day.
 

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