Woodleigh

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  1. BigBoreShooter777

    BigBoreShooter777 New Member

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    What are your thoughts on the performance of the Woodleigh solids and soft points? Do they hold together well? Do they penetrate well? Are they all around good performers?

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    I have been using Woodleighs for about 15 years and have never had a failure. Used 375 H&H 300gn solids and softs as well as 416 410gn solids and softs in Africa last year. All performed as they should. Infact, my PH kept all my spare ammo when I left. I have no hesitation in recommending woodleigh projectiles.
     
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    Bullets are one of my favorite subjects.

    Woodleighs have worked for a long time. Some love them (especially the Aussies) and others hate them.

    It is my opinion Woodleigh softs are ok driven at proper velocity. Push them too hard and they will fail. I believe the Swift A-Frame to be better and the North Fork softs to be the best bonded expanding bullet. The TSX are very good also.

    When it comes to solids I much prefer the North Fork flat nose and the Cutting Edge BBW 13 over any other solid. These are monolithic solids, are tough, and will penetrate true and deep. Woodleigh also offers the Hydro, another very good monolithic solid.

    There is another class of bullets, Non Conventional bullets. The North Fork cup point solid is a great buffalo bullet. It is an expanding solid. The Cutting Edge Non Con is another good bullet.
     
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    Must agree with Richteb...I used the 300 Grn woodleigh weldcore Sp at about 2600fps (375R), on all game from bushbuck to buffalo and never had an issue. The one shot on the buff went straight through the lungs and exited the off side from a broadside shot. Can't see you going wrong with them.
     
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    Weldcore and A-frame I would recommend them to every body on any african game
     
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    I am very happy with Woodleigh. I shot 270 gr 375 H&H out of a 22" barrel at 2650 fps. The bullet performed perfectly at 30 yards on a Kudu, 50 yards on a zebra and 120 yards on Gemsbok. All three animals fell where they were shot, and the exit wounds were very reasonable. This bullet was also very accurate in developing the load. I could not be happier.
     
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    Had a hunter use the RNSN Woodleighs on 2x Cape Buffalo about a month ago out of his 470NE.
    These were the original soft nose Woodleighs, and not the Protected Point bullets.
    On both occasions, they broke the near shoulder and stopped on the opposite side. Weight retention was excellent and in the 90% if I remember correctly.
    I have just received my order of 570gr RNSN Woodleighs for the .500NE.
     
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    The camel in my Avatar was taken with a Woodleigh 140 grain PPSN from a .264WM.

    This is a 165 PPSN Woodleigh from a .308W recovered from the off side of Gemsbok. Range was 50 metres.

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    Nuff said.

    If your serious, use Woodleigh.
     

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