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Ace
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Posted - September 11 2021 :  11:35:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been getting ads for this load, making me think about stocking up with some. My guns in that caliber do quite well with the 122-125gr loads, but Soft Points are hard to come by now. So, assuming my guns also like the heavier bullet, my questions are:

Anybody had experience with these on deers and pigs and such--good or bad?
The only ballistic charts I've been able to find only show the difference in velocity--roughly 300-ish fps slower for the heavier bullet. Can't find any trajectory information, so will the difference be any real issue out to ~100 yards?
Anything else I'd need to know to encourage/discourage a substantial purchase?

Thanks. Now I gotta go help Momma unload groceries. Ace

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Chris Christian
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Posted - September 11 2021 :  1:17:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ace... JMHO... but the 7.62x39mm is basically a 30-30 when it comes to performance (not much different than the .300 Blackout). Inside 100 yards the bullet weight & velocity difference between 125 and 154 is going to be a nothingburger as far as trajectory. The question would be will this particular 154 grain bullet offer noticeable expansion on a broadside heart/lung shot. I'm certain it will perform well on busting bone/shoulders/spine. But soft tissue expansion would have to be checked.

Chris Christian
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