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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-10-2018, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Only time will tell but I think I'm gonna like these 270 gr Deep Curls.
I had a chance to shoot some today
and was very impressed with the accuracy I got.

At 60yrds I had 1 ragged hole with
3 shots. At 100yrds I would've had a decent group but I knew when I pulled the trigger on the 2nd shot that I had flinched. This flinch caused me to have a 3 inch group, otherwise shots 1 and 3 measured 1 3/8 inch.

This is the best accuracy I have had with my Huntsman, so hoping this bullet performs well on deer. Deer season opens next weekend for me here in Illinois and I am ready to fill the freezer.

I have done some reading and it seems like these bullets will do the job if I do mine.


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what sabot are you using?

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My entire load is:

90gr (volume) Blackhorn 209
270gr 44cal Speer Deep Curl
E-Z Load Harvester sabot
Winchester 209 primer

The bullet-sabot combination is a lot tighter than what I am used to but I can deal with it to get the accuracy that I am getting with this load.

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My preferred bullet for the 44 Mag Handi.

Deer go down fast when hit with that bullet!

I plan on using it in my Huntsman Sidekick, too.

Good luck!!

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Do these bullets normally produce pass thru with a good blood trail?
Almost every deer I have shot with my Huntsman have dropped within 40 yrds but I like to have a good blood trail to follow just in case they don't.

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Do these bullets normally produce pass thru with a good blood trail?
Almost every deer I have shot with my Huntsman have dropped within 40 yrds but I like to have a good blood trail to follow just in case they don't.

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Only one that I had ever had NOT pass through ended up being a high hit directly in the spine at 70 yards (was trying the high shoulder shot, but hit a little too high). Bullet stayed intact because of the bonding and was found between the meat and hide on the off side.

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Hopefully after this weekend I will be able to report my experience with the 270 gr Deep Curl.

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If you can get them to shoot, they expand very well! This was out of a 44 Mag Handi dug out of the 100 yard berm.
That was my go to hunting load when I still had the 44. Now shoot it out of my Renegade over 75 grains 777.

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Could not get better than about 1.5" out of the Sidekick with the 270's, but I ordered some of those Harvestor sabots and will give it another try with those.

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I'm not sure which is cheaper, but the Hornady .430" 265gr FP shoots very well in my Huntsman with BH209, a green Harvester ez load sabot, and a 209 primer. I can't imagine shooting it fast enough to flatten out. That's a .444 Marlin bullet.

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