Black Powder Ask opinions of other hunters on new technology, gear, and the methods of blackpowder hunting.

245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

Reply

Old 12-17-2008, 07:02 PM
  #31  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,236
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

Did that hit a deer, and where at?
livbucks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 07:15 PM
  #32  
Giant Nontypical
 
BigDaddy12t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,062
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

Yep, I shot a doe with it, but I didnt get any pics of the doe. She was quartering away from me. It went in the right sideabout midway back, and clipped the lower part of the spine, then went thru everything in side, making a mess.[:@]Exit was on theleft side right behind the shoulder. It wend thru the ribs, but did not exit the hide. Did not fragment at all. I would have liked for it to be a pass thru, but it did drop her in her tracks.
BigDaddy12t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 08:02 PM
  #33  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 3,236
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

I have seen deer shot close range with 12 gauge slugs and they came to rest under the hide opposite side. The hide on the exit side can act as a catchers mitt sometimes, so that isn't all that different than a pass-thru. It still penetrated the entire body. poking through the skin wouldn't make any more difference. The more a bullet expands, the easier for the hide to stop it from coming out I guess.
livbucks is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 08:56 PM
  #34  
Giant Nontypical
 
BigDaddy12t's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,062
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

I agree, but I like to have an entrance, AND an exit hole. Without the exit hole, if my doe would not have dropped in her tracks, I might have had a very small blood trail, because the entrance hole was hight. But then on the other hand, it is nice to recoveer the bullet.
BigDaddy12t is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 10:12 PM
  #35  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: PA.
Posts: 5,195
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

ORIGINAL: livbucks

Sproul, I shoot the copper Hollowpoint 295 in my 1-48 twist flintlock pushed by 80 grains 777 in 2f, which equals about 92 grains if shooting BP 2f. So you think I should slow it down? I hardly feel a kick at that load as it is. How far out do you shoot with PB?
i dont think a problem, most of problems are over 100 gr in-line speeds.

most of buck i killed over years with my flintlock have never been over 75 yds.
if i see buck farther than that, i get closer.

i do carry a walking stick.

to hunt this way, you never seem to find a tree when you need it,so i built a pole with a hook onside to rest my gun.

that stick has got me a few buck i would have missed.

i also use the 6 o,clock hold,this way your sight does not cover the deer.

the 370 maxi-ball behind 80 grs of 2f is great load for deer.

stay away from the MAXI-HUNTERS.

i , like you like the pb because i dont have to use that bore butter in winter, it freezes badly.

i also leave my charge in my gun for whole season.

leave gun in truck bed or back as far as you can in your suv so moisture does not get at it and leave gun in garage,not in home at night.

if you dont,shoot it out every couple days but at buck a shot, i leave mine loaded and it works fine all season at times.

holow point powerbellts , in my opinion for flintlock are best bullet out there because you can LOAD DOWN , not up and stil have bullet that will open up on deer.

secret to shooting a flintlock is not jerking because of recoil, smoke,noise and with a powerbelt loaded no more than 80 grs in .50 cal, its a very nice gun to shoot




sproulman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2008, 10:30 PM
  #36  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: PA.
Posts: 5,195
Default RE: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?

ORIGINAL: BigDaddy12t

I agree, but I like to have an entrance, AND an exit hole. Without the exit hole, if my doe would not have dropped in her tracks, I might have had a very small blood trail, because the entrance hole was hight. But then on the other hand, it is nice to recoveer the bullet.
this is why when we hunted with crews driving deer with our flintlocks, we only used the 370 MAXI-BALL IN .50CAL HAWKINS.

your shots were quick and times you did not get best shot on buck .

those MAXI-BALLS are about best bullet for that type of hunting.

it will break bones and come out the other side.

now, i dont hunt that way, i sit and walk now by myself so i get broadside shots at deer that are not excited.

so, i like powerbellt 295/348 for this type of hunting.
sproulman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Semisane
Black Powder
14
12-09-2008 07:24 PM
gpower1
Whitetail Deer Hunting
13
10-03-2007 03:54 PM
biscuit jake
Reloading
2
05-29-2005 08:45 AM
idahoelkinstructor
Reloading
9
04-15-2005 03:36 PM
billyb
Reloading
0
01-25-2002 11:29 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: 245 grain vs 295 grain bullets?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service