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The .270

Yep Capt, I figured you were just kiddin.

The Bullets I found in those Boars were nicely mushroomed and all there but the shield acted like a Kevlar vest and absorbed all the energy while stopping penetration.
One point that I feel is noteworthy is that the Broadhead had penetrated just as far as the bullets. Apparently the arrow must have eventually come unscrewwed from the broadhead cause it wasn't there, just the broadhead with the threads. That must have been quite painfull with every step to have those razor sharp blades stuck in there.

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Do you think you'd opt for the 750gr explosive BMG 50 or the 690gr armor piercing?

I'm trying to work up some good handloads for those 1/4 to 1/2 mile shots.... Evil!

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Any hunting rifle over 260 Remington, maybe even that, can kill a deer a 1/4 of a mile, that's just under 450 yards. Many will kill elk at that distance.

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Most loads in .260 still generate over 1000 ft./lbs at 500 yards, so the energy is there. In fact, even my 6mm would kill a deer at 500 yards...according to the experts, it takes just over 600 ft./lbs to kill a deer. Many rounds still have this at 500 yards. The trick is to have the right bullet at the right place. A great deer bullet at 50 yards may not be the best at 500, but I would never make that shot in a million years. A flea fart alone could cause a miss.
One rifle I would like is the .338 Talbot. (I believe that's the name) It is a .50 BMG necked down to .338. Imagine the ballistics on that sucker!

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That could be likened to a stick of dynamite in your chamber! And here I thought the 338-378 Weatherby was big!

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That 338 Talbot throws a 250gr .388 @ 3700 fps with almost 8000 pfe.
There's another round called the 30 Cody Express. It throws a 250gr .308 @ 3900 fps with 8500 fpe. Ouch!!!

I heard tell that Hornady is going to produce the .277 in. interbond in 150gr. If there's any fact to this. They are going to have one heck of bullet. It should fly out of my 270wsm at 3300+ fps. Yeh!! and probably have a BC in the low .500's. We're talking a bullet that doesn't come apart. At 300 yds is traveling 2700 fps with 2400+ fpe and a trajectory as flat as you would want out to 350 yds. That is every bit as good as the 180gr Accubond out of my 300wsm.

It's about time they started coming out with these kick butt bullets.

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I wonder if they'll have those for the 7mm calibers. I'd like try them out.

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At this time Hornady is making the Interbond in.....270 - 130gr, 7mm - 139gr & 154gr, 30 cal, - 150gr & 165gr. They are certainly worth trying. I've shot the 130's, 150's & 165's all with good results.

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154 is perfect for the .284 cal. It's a good bullet weight.