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Posted: September 23 2007 at 7:23am | IP Logged Quote richhodg66

I've been using this bullet on deer with good success for about 11 years now off and on in front of 90-100 grains of Pyrodex RS. When I started muzzle loading, my rifle liked that bullet so I bought a mold and it's basically the only one I've used in .50 caliber.

I shot a big buck last thursday evening at about 40-50 yards using this same load and it's the first time I ever had a ball stay in the animal. It went through high in the shoulders breaking his spine and some other bones on the way through. When I recovered the bullet just under the hide on the far side, it had mushroomed all the way back to the base and must be close to twice the original diameter, I'd call that darned good bullet performance. Needless to say, he went down where he stood, and I'm gonna keep using that load. I'll try to post some pictures of an unfired bullet and the recovered one for comparison, but if you're looking for a good design for hunting, I can vouch for the Lyman Plains bullet.
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