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Location: Southern California
Joined: 12/02/2006
Posts: 39
Barnes Expander MZ

I've hunted with Cabela's sporterized (chrome lined barrel) Hawken, 54 caliber for a couple of years, using Great Plains 410s. But for a pig hunt in CA, those bullets won't work - no lead allowed. So I'm looking at the Barnes Expander. My question is: how do those tend to shoot, compared to the bigger lead bullets - point of impact higher, lower or what? I won't have a chance to go to the range before the hunt, and will probably just have time for a few trial shots the night before. So any kind of a head's up of what to expect would be appreciated. Also, for pigs I'm thinking the smaller bullet (250?) would be enough.

Thanks for any input.

Location: SW Mtns. NM
Joined: 05/04/2008
Posts: 227
Barnes Expander MZ

look at Barnes tez 250 but a standard Barnes might work OK

Location: Alaska
Joined: 11/25/2005
Posts: 33

Check the rate of twist you might be better off with a T/C Maxi Ball

Location: Bavaria, Germany
Joined: 10/06/2007
Posts: 264
Barnes Expander MZ

Lead is prohibited in CA!

Try a copper only bullet! But test your ROT, minimum 1 in 48" for conicals.



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