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Old 01-16-2008, 06:35 AM
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Just bought two boxes last night at Dick's Sporting Goods. They were on clearance from $8 and some change to $4.97. I am going totry thesein my T/C New Englander along with several other bullets this Spring. Any good starting loads and personal experience with these bullets?
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:47 AM
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I have a buddy that uses them in his NEF. He shoots them with 80 gr. of 777 with good results on deer. He busted a nice little 6 point last season at 110 paces with that load. Made a nice hole on the way out of that critter.
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:22 AM
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I have shot them out of a traditions tracker 209 and out of my knights and they shot great out of both guns with 80 - 85gr loose 2fg 777 1.25" at 100yds. have taken several deer with them in past years , But the only way to make sure your gun is going to like them is try them for sure. I would start with 70 - 75gr of powder and work up from there. Also that is a super great price on them Better get some more at that price. they run $12.99 to 14.99 around here if you can find them.
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Old 01-16-2008, 10:55 AM
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I have had great success with the Hornady Great Plains 385gr conical with a wide variety of ML's and loads. One of my favorite projectiles. Very effective.
More times than not, I have better success when using a wad even though these are not a flat base conical.

Regarding loads, don't push them too fast otherwise you will "strip" the rifling and thus lead the bore and loose accuracy.

Excellent price!

With the T/C New Englander & a 385gr GP, depends on powder. Here are a few:
Hodgdon 777 2FG = Start out around 70gr. (My petload is 90gr)
Black Mag'3 = Start out at 70gr (My pet load is 85gr)
Swiss 3FG = Start out at 60gr (My pet load is 70gr)
Swiss 2FG = Start out at 80gr (my pet load is 105gr)
Goex 2FG = Start at 75gr (my pet load is 90gr)

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:33 AM
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Default RE: 385 grain Great Plains Conicals

My New Englander loves them with 90 grains Pyrodex RS. I would buy every box they have at that price - what a deal.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:03 PM
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My X-150 loved them under 80 grains Pyrodex P. Also liked the 410 grain flatnose. That was the best shooting conical in that rifle along with a wide assortment of other conicals.
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:04 PM
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+1on the 90 gr 2f Goex... from my.50 calT/C Hawkins it's accurate and deadly on deer...

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Old 01-16-2008, 12:21 PM
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That's an excellent price. When you see deals like that you have to jump on them. You save nothing but money if you love to shoot...

They should work real well. I never pushed them too hard in my Renegades.. usually 80 grains of Pyrodex Rs and the accuracy was exceptional. The one thing I will say. They are game takers. They are accurate, they make a nice entrance hole and usually a better exit hole.

Good luck with them.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:46 AM
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Bought two more box just in case they work. What can I say, I am frugal!
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:17 AM
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I shoot them on top of 70gr 777 3F. Excellent load!
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