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Location: Deer Woods
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I bought some Balistic tips today but already I have haerd bad stories. I normally shoot core lokt, so should I replace the winchesters back to my core lokts.

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Location: Oklahoma
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No way man me and both of my brothers have shot Win Balistic silver tips for several years and have never had a problem with them. I have shot two deer at 300+ and one at about 230 and not a one of them moved more than 10 ft. I haven't heard anything bad about them except for them being a little more expensive. I would give the win's a chance.

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That was one of the complaint I heard. I heard they work perfectly at great distances but explode upon imapct at short distances.

I hunt at fairlty short distances.

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Location: Alabama
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Win 30-06 Ballistic Silvertips at 50yds. Think this says enough about them! http://www.biggamehunt.net/forums/download.php?id=347

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Haven't heard that. How close?

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ya they explode upon impact at short ranges thats why the some police use them so they dont pass through.

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What happens is the bullet fragments, it dosen't explode! And it still gets the job done. Because when the bullet fragments, what the bullet is designed to do. There is still enough energy to penetrate the skin. I don't think this is necessarily a bad thing. These types of bullets "balistics" are designed to fragment as soon as they penetrate the skin therefore causing more damage. I do agree with you that they do not pass through. On nearly every deer that me and my brothers have shot with these bullets we have found the very bottom of the bullet with about a 1/8 to 1/16 inch left of the bullet in the opposite side of the deer just under the skin.

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Location: OK
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ballistic tips used here also, that,s all we use, my boy shot a buck last season at about 20 ft with a 243 using 70gr,s,,, hit him smack on the shoulder he never even flinched on the way to the ground,, he did although have a hole the size of a softball where his shoulder used to be, but none the less he was dead as dead can be,

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Location: Deer Woods
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Thank you guys for the comments. I am totally convinced they work after this past wednesday Nov 16. Shot a 8- point at about 80 yds. The deer layed where he stood. The bullet did exit. I'm a shoulder shooter which has always worked for me but maybe with the ballistic tips I should try a behind the shoulder shot. When the bullet hit the shouder it fragmented very violenty and tore both shoulders up pretty bad. But thats ok cause I got my first BUCK.

TALKIN BOUT BUCK FEVER In love

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Location: Nova Scotia
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Congrats on the buck and about the ammo, "if it works...."

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The only difference between the two is that the ballistic tip would shoot a little flatter and not quite as much wind drift. Unless your into beenchrest shooting, DON'T BE CONCERNED WITH IT. I reload Nosler boat-tailed ballistic tip bullets but if I forgot to take them and someone gave me a few kore-locks, I'd be extrremely grateful, not overly concerned.. Congratson your buck!

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