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Old 02-01-2008, 01:05 PM
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Default Which bullet?

New to reloading and was curious as to which would be the better bullet round nose or flat nose in 350 gr Hornady?Reloading a 45/70 and it will mainly be used on deer but will be taking it on a bear hunt this spring in Idaho.Or should I get a box of both and see which just shoots better(an excuse to go shooting)
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:37 PM
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The flat nose will give more hitting powder and better wound channel
damage due to the larger frontal area compared to the round nose..
Maybe I should say more shocking pawer instead of hitting power..
I have always used the flat nose bullet in my 45-70 sharps rifle..
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:58 PM
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I use the flat nose in my guide gun and have taken 3 bear with it. The farthest one ever went after being hit was 35 - 40 yds. I just love that 'little' rifle for close range hunting.
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Old 02-01-2008, 04:21 PM
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I use the 350 gr round nose. they work great. I've shot one moose and a deer with them. The moose was about a 100 yard shoot. She only went 10 feet with two of them in her.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:31 PM
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I load a 350 Hdy FP for a buds scoped Marlin and they do 1.5" @ 100. Haven't shot anything but paper yet...sounds like either will do fine for ya. Best of luck, Brett
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