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250 XTP Recovery

Old 12-30-2013, 03:24 PM
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Strangly Enough I have never Recovered a 250 XTP .452 Untill Yesturday.

This XTP was shot by my son with his Savage MLII 250 XTP VVN110 39 Grains.

Pretty Decent Mushroom. Have not had a chance to get to a scale to weigh it yet.



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Old 12-30-2013, 05:44 PM
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Any idea as to the velocity of that load Edward? What was the shot distance and size deer was it recovered from. Where was the hit/wound track?
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
Any idea as to the velocity of that load Edward? What was the shot distance and size deer was it recovered from. Where was the hit/wound track?
2100 FPS Range was 60 yards. Deer was about 120lbs. Shot was shot through the chest angled to the rear and embedded in the rib cage where it was recovered.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:06 PM
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Wow. It held together well for a short range/high velocity shot like that. I've never recovered one either, with all shots either high neck or mid-chest broadsides.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Semisane View Post
Wow. It held together well for a short range/high velocity shot like that. I've never recovered one either, with all shots either high neck or mid-chest broadsides.
Ditto.. Everyone I have seen have been all pass throughs.
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Old 12-31-2013, 02:20 AM
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Originally Posted by edwardCVAmason View Post
Ditto.. Everyone I have seen have been all pass throughs.
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Is it because they're traveling faster or their design or a little of both that modern saboted projectiles are recovered more often than lead? They must expand much more rapidly and expend their energy pretty much inside the animal. I don't shoot saboted bullets, but I've never recovered any lead ML projectile I've taken a deer with. I know a few people that have recovered round balls that were flattened and laying along the inside of the hide on the opposite side they were shot, but that's about it.

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Old 12-31-2013, 12:18 PM
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Bullet looks pretty good. Kinda hard to tell exactly from the pics. Wash is off and weigh it, for kicks.

I think that sometimes it just happens. You might get 20 passthroughs, then have one that by all rights should have...but didn't. I've had it happen, both with ML and CF rifles. Not an issue with the bullet or load, it just happened. My .02 anyhow, fwiw. Now if you were finding every bullet not passing thru, or the majority...that would be an issue.
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:58 PM
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Great piece of recovery on a rather not often seen projectile. My brother and now I have never recovered any of the Hornady 225grn FTX. He shoots them in a 50cal IL and I am now shooting them in my .460 S&W. What kind of powder charge was he using? My brother uses 110grn T7 with a Green Harvester Sabot.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SecondChance View Post
Great piece of recovery on a rather not often seen projectile. My brother and now I have never recovered any of the Hornady 225grn FTX. He shoots them in a 50cal IL and I am now shooting them in my .460 S&W. What kind of powder charge was he using? My brother uses 110grn T7 with a Green Harvester Sabot.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:26 AM
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I had a chance to weigh the recovered bullet today. It weighs 210 grains.

Not bad. I would say we have found the threashold speed for that bullet.
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