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Hashknife Cowboy

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https://www.goldcountryammo.com/product-category/bullets/bullets-pistol/44-caliber/

 

 

I am considering the .429 Diameter 44 Caliber 240 Grain Bullets Gold Country Rhino Power Strike Flat Nose Jacketed Bullets for hunting and back country protect me and my horse rounds.  I have great luck with soft point projectiles and not so good luck with JHP's.  Please share.....  The guns are a Marlin 1894CB and OMV, both in .44 magnum. I do know that bullet placement is critical, I also have seen 3 epic failures with quality HP ammo.  Just wanting to know if any hand loader has tried these......

 

Thanks for your time.....

 

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In my opinion, based on very limited experience, if I were in need of some backwoods, dangerous animal ammo, I would

use the 240 or 300 gr. XTP 'Mag' bullets OR, the Speer Gold Dot 'Deep Curl' bullets, preferably in .45 Colt caliber in my Marlin and my

Ruger Super Blackhawk Hunters.

 

..........Widder

 

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1 hour ago, Hashknife Cowboy said:

https://www.goldcountryammo.com/product-category/bullets/bullets-pistol/44-caliber/

 

 

I am considering the .429 Diameter 44 Caliber 240 Grain Bullets Gold Country Rhino Power Strike Flat Nose Jacketed Bullets for hunting and back country protect me and my horse rounds.  I have great luck with soft point projectiles and not so good luck with JHP's.  Please share.....  The guns are a Marlin 1894CB and OMV, both in .44 magnum. 

What is more important than bullet construction is bullet placement! If Ol' Ephraim is after you, putting a round in his skull, through the nose, or breaking a shoulder may put him down enough to administer a coup de gras.  Same is true for a bull moose, even a Shiras moose can be a tough customer.  If you are handloading, make sure you can handle the recoil in you OMV, with whatever load you develop. 

Good hunting!

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3 hours ago, Hashknife Cowboy said:

https://www.goldcountryammo.com/product-category/bullets/bullets-pistol/44-caliber/

 

 

II also have seen 3 epic failures with quality HP ammo.  Just wanting to know if any hand loader has tried these......

 

 

What type of "failure" are you talking about and in what situation?

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When it comes to modern ammo for hunting, bullet construction is just as important as placement.

 

A bullet designed for thin skinned animals like deer will perform poorly on an animal with a really thick hide. The opposite is true as well.

 

Same thing applies to the velocity. Bullets designed for high velocities will perform poorly when used in low velocity cartridges. Again the opposite is true as well.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

When it comes to modern ammo for hunting, bullet construction is just as important as placement.

 

A bullet designed for thin skinned animals like deer will perform poorly on an animal with a really thick hide. The opposite is true as well.

 

Same thin applies to the velocity. Bullets designed for high velocities will perform poorly when used in low velocity cartridges. Again the opposite is true as well.

 

 

Very good points. 
 

@Hashknife Cowboy I would call that company and ask what they recommend for the type of animal you’ll be hunting. Bullet designers should have info on velocities, distances, types of game, etc. when they design bullets. 

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No I haven’t used these but only point I can make is I have had WFN bullets from 357 to 45 that would not feed in Marlins

As far as lead goes, I have found a good accurate compromise between the 255 kieth and 300 grain FN/WFN to be the 265 Thompson bullet for 44. Hits hard enough and feeds in Marlins as it’s a SWC. He had a 235 also that was similar in profile, just shorter.

 

If copper is your thing-XTP and Gold Dot as mentioned.

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