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posted on by Richard
I had been looking for a soft point boat tail. For the price, I thought I would give them a try. I shot 3 deer. A 15 point at 80 yards broad side. I hit the 3rd rib. It dropped to its knees then trotted 50 yards before going down. It took out both lungs. Entry hole the size of a dime. Exit hole you could stick your fist in it. The second deer was a 150 pound doe. 30 yards facing me. I shot her where the neck joins her spine. The 180 grain bullet traveled completely down the splne and lodged in the tail. I recovered the bullet. It opened up into a complete flower petal. The 3rd deer was a 7 point. At 235 yards broad side. I shot it in the right shoulder. It dropped in his tracks. The 180 grain exited the opposite shoulder. The Exit hole was the size of a quarter. Great bullet. The only draw back was at 100 yards it would make a vertical group. The top 3 inches high. The bottom 1 inch high. Other brand bullets in the same gun, a 30.06 Remington 735, would stack the holes touching each other. Works good out to about 250 yards. Beyond that, the vertical group could be to much.