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    Good write-up Popeye!

    I used Rem CLs, Hornady ILs and Sierra GKs in my 270 to 30 cal deer and hog rifles. I prefer heavy for caliber SGKs.

    At 8mm I switch to Nosler PTs and Speer HCs - They both work.

    Over 8mm, I prefer Nosler PTs and Swift As (and Barnes Solids) although, I did work-up reloads with the less expensive cup/core bullets for both my 9.3 and 458 then switched to the premiums afterwards for hunting to save $$$.$$.
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    Thank you for that informative article. I never realized that the rapid expansion were not intended for big game. I am glad to have learned this before I started hunting on my own.

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    I prefer paper patched cast bullets. Match the alloy to the velocity and it makes a dang near perfect hunting bullet. Cheap too!
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    Great post Popeye. Thanks!
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    Excellent write Popeye.

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    Thanks fpr the info popeye! I havent been in the woods in almost 20yrs. Im going out with a buddy this year fpr 3rd rifle (elk) to see what ive forgotten over the years. Next year i hope to be on my own expedition with my 7.62

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    Those are two of my favorite rounds too.

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    For hog hunting, head shots are best and you dont need much penetration so I was going to use some rapid expansion bullets but I grapped the wrong ones and used controlled expansion on accident. Of the three hogs I shot that day, none of them took a single step after being hit but there was an exit hole in all three that was about nickel sized. Controlled expansion do have very good penetration but I would think they would want to expand a little faster.

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    Very fine definition regarding bullet selection. M1895g, also attracted my interest. I have hunted and used many arms and ammo over the years.About 10 years ago I started hunting with cast bullets and the Sharps rifles. The Big slow moving 550 grs. .458 caliber bullets work as well today as they did over a century ago.
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    Very good thread. Takes information that is very important and breaks it down to easy to understand language.

    Thanks!!!
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