One and Only One Bullet manufacturer for Dangerous Game

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If you could only use one brand of bullet for Dangerous Game what would it be?

  1. Barnes

  2. Hornady

  3. North Fork

  4. Peregrine

  5. Swift

  6. Woodleigh

  7. Other

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  1. John A Flaws

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    I love the Woodleigh bullets Woodleigh-1.jpg Woodleigh-2.jpg Woodleigh-3.jpg
     
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  2. geoff rath

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    So it seems.... all you need now (if you haven't already bought it) is Geoff McDonald's reloading manual; a really great read.
     

  3. Adam hort

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    Shot a big pig and scrub bull with 375 ruger 300gr hd rn woodleigh.first game taken with my new guide gun and what gun just love it

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  4. geoff rath

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    That is one very large piggy; bloody well done!
     
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  5. Ridgewalker

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    Wow! The hog looks bigger than the cow!
     

  6. geoff rath

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    A nephew (militay) spent several years up in the NT, working with Norforce (Indigenous military reserve unit) and in "closed" areas of Arnhem land; boars up there you don't go chasing with a 243.... He used a 30.06, and Woodleigh 220grain RNs. His best mate had one rifle: left hand Winchester Model 70 in 404 Jeffery. Pigs and Water Buff.
     
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  7. Adam hort

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    The 30/06 with 180gr work well on big pigs . Shot these two with Sako black bear 30/06.my son in the pic with his 22

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    Adam,
    If you do not mind my asking, what do you do with all that pork?

    I make breakfast sausage from all of mine except for a few prime cuts.
     

  9. bpcr

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    Has anyone on this post ever tried the 500 grain nosler solid in the .458 Win Mag in Africa and what were the results?
     

  10. IvW

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    They have no friction reducing bands in the rear section and being .458 diameter they may well show high pressure signs in the 458 WM before they reach any respectable velocity.

    They also contain no lead in the brass used which further pushes pressures up as the small amount of lead used by other manufacturers reduces friction.

    The Meplat seems too small and the front cutting edge of the Meplat has been rounded off, which is not good. This may lead to deflection when hitting hard bone as opposed to punching through if the cutting/leading edge was sharp. The ogive shape in front is too pronounced(too much like a spitzer) which could cause the bullet to deflect easier after hitting the target. The straighter/flatter the ogive the better straight line penetration will be.

    There are better choices especially in 500gr/458 and in particular for the 458 WM.

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    Below is the link to a great article that will explain in detail the effect of shape vs penetration.

    https://www.africahunting.com/threads/more-stable-penetration-with-a-new-solid-bullet.14771/
     

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    PMP, South African brand has made great strides in their ammo. I would use it on any game.
     

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    Wow- tough, imposible call as there are so many excellent bullets to choose from. Not that many years ago there were few or none. Each design has it's place. The bullets I've used, witnessed and like for Dangerous Game (since that is the original question) include: Swift A Frames, Barnes TSX, Northfork Solids and GS Custom Solids. The feds forced Barnes to quit making their good solid- kind of surprised other manufactures of similar solids didn't cave ??
     
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    I voted Barnes, but if I absolutely had to take a shot that my life depended on, 180 grain Remington core loks out of a Carl Gustaf rifle chambered in 30-06.
    Sub Moa groups past 300 yards, and I have never had one of the bullets fail
     
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  14. edward

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    straight walled cartridges,punch bullets,bottle neck cartridges,hydro static stabilized solids by woodliegh.
     
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    I voted Other with Bitterroot Bonded Core Bullets being my choice. they are no longer in production, but that wasn't specified as a requirement for choice. If I were to use up my stash, I'd go with Woodleighs.
     
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    Woodleigh. Period.
     

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    Second? Swift (and only because Woodleigh is more well-suited for use in vintage doubles).
     
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  18. tarbe

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    IMG_1351.JPG Beginnings of Cape Buffalo prep.

    400gr North Fork .410

    Will find an accurate load north of 2,200fps.

    Looking forward to the results!
     

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    Only in some calibers. I can't get my 375's

    They still have solids in plenty of calibers.
    http://www.barnesbullets.com/bullets/banded-solids/
     
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    I was referring to their banded flat point solids. Yes, they still offer round point solids in most calibers.
     

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