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Got some of these to use in a 357Max rifle. How hard are these bullets in regard to deer? Comparable to 180ssp? I use 140ftx, 158 flat point, 180xtp, 180ssp, 200ftx. The 140ftx shoot super fast and accurate but splattered on neck shots at 30 and 100yds. No big deal as long as shot placement is on. Thanks, Jay.
 

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I have about 4-500 squirreled away. ;).
I would use 158 g data and carefully work up.

The 35 rem advertised 2400 fps. I reached almost 2200 iwith a 180SSP. SO reaching 2400 with a 150g should be doable.

I'll be using them... One day. ;)

Interested to see what others have discovered.

CW

edit; the 140 FTX has no business used on big game in a Maxi rifle!!
 

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Just gave those 140ftx a test run at high speed. As said, careful shot placement! ;) My godkids killed a few does with lung shots and they did fine when they were turned down a bit. All hits looked good. Not a bone bullet of course.

Jay
 

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I tried them when they first where released. Quite fragile.

Might be OK in a Carbine 357. But probably good in a 6-8" 357 revolver!! (On deer)

Plinking no worries of coarse! ;)

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I've got a couple of hundred of them also. Many years ago I shot a doe at about 30 yards with one; she just stood there. I followed the first shot with a 200 gr and that put her down.


As I remember the 150 gr. bullet didn't exit and I found the jacket somewhere inside the deer.
 
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