i use the woodliegh hydros in my 9.3x74r and find them to be the best solids.but they are also the best for thin skinned game making the need for two different bullets unnecessary.point,an oryx at 129 yards.the left shoulder was jello,had to through it away.cape buff,complete pass through,dead,ph wanted a insurance shot,complete pass through.So I've been playing with some new loadings for my .375 h&h. The platform is a CZ 550 safari magnum. I like the beefy feel of it and the big, reliable Brno Mauser 98 action. Probably 2 years away from a buffalo hunt so I have time. Wanting some opinions on how tight I should have my solids grouping with my expanding bullets.
The solid I am using currently is the Woodleigh hydro solid loaded by Federal going 2500 fps. I like the concept behind it and my gun likes it too. The soft is the Barnes vor-tx with the triple shock, slightly faster at 2540 fps. Both are 300 gr. and group well. The 2 bullet groups are about 2 inches apart vertically with the solid being the lower. Windage is identical. I have been having trouble finding a solid and a soft that will group closely for me and my question is this: Am I grouping tight enough between the 2 different rounds to be safe to hunt? Would anyone with some experience like to weigh in here?
I suppose given the performance of the hydro solid I could just use those for everything.