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Bonded 250g Shock Wave

Old 08-28-2018, 08:32 AM
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Default Bonded 250g Shock Wave

lemoyne sent these 250 grain bonded shockwave bullets without sabot, for us to look at. The powder charge is 80 grain Blackhorn (60g weight). Bullet speed at the front of the horse is around 1616 fps.

The distance from the muzzle to the horse is 25 yard.

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Old 08-29-2018, 09:41 AM
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Good penetration but not too good on expansion. If that's the way it performs I don't think I'd recommend this bullet. I'd just as well use a lead hard cast.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:16 PM
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I wonder what the design parameters are?
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Old 08-30-2018, 12:31 PM
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I tried that bullet a couple of years back with 110 gr of BH 209 and came to the same conclusion. Its very accurate, but on our small Texas Hill Country deer it just penciled through with very little expansion. Should be a good elk or Nilgai load.I believe all that line of bullets are made by Hornady.
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Old 10-05-2018, 02:16 AM
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I've shot several deer with the 250gr bonded shockwave. Most I had excellent results with, nice big holes out the opposite side and great blood trails. I have had a couple deer that were hard to find. Little hole in and little hole out with very little blood. A couple I didn't find, may be due to poor shots on my part. Since i didn't find them i cant say. They are a very accurate bullet. I still use them in my tc bone collector with a 100grs of T7 loose. Dont have a clue why some perform excellent and some are mediocre.
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Old 10-05-2018, 07:04 AM
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I used them up to this year ,switch to Barnes T-EZ 250 grain .I had some bad luck with bonded shockwave ,lost deer, very little blood trail.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:53 AM
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They are good for long range silhouette, and work at 2200+ fps.
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