Nothing wrong with a SML for hunting. Loading a 350gr 45cal up to 3800fps for deer is the ridiculous part. Shooting does for meat at 90yds is the ridiculous part. I've never chronoed my 45BP rifle, but doubt it shoots past 2400fps with a 223gr bullet, and it drops em out to any ethical shooting range. I'm not prejudice, I think shooting does at 100yds with a 50BMG is just as ridiculous. Ever ask yourself why they aren't shooting bucks that far? 11,224ft/lbs of energy is just a bit of overkill for a 100lb doe, don't ya think?Well dont tell the guys on Dougs or Hankins boards cuz they have killed 100s if not 1000s of deer with their 45cal SMLs.
Dont tell Gunwerks or Badbull or Center Punch either.....dont want to ruin it for them.
That wasn't a bullet test. You don't test long range bullet performance at 90yds. Ever heard of ballistic gelatin? Did you even watch the video or listen to anything that Clown**** said? He wasn't planning on recovering any bullets. I'm fully aware of what very high BC bullets are designed for, and FYI .440 isn't a very high BC, and neither is .502. It's decent but nothing impressive. Smokeless LR muzzleloaders are neat contraptions, but what they guy is doing with them makes him a Clown****.You seemed to have missed the point of the shot entirely.
Its what is called a bullet test. You know....see what how the bullet reacted. The bullet is intended for extreme range shooting as the 800+ yard shot displayed. Again you failed to grasp that also.
Its a very high BC bullet unlike anything ever made for a 458WinMag.
- Estimated Ballistic Coefficient .440 G1 at 2800 fps
- Doppler Verified BC of .502 G1 at 3650 FPS, out of Cyclops
So 350gr is heavy for 45cal? My 350gr lead conical is considered heavy? I use it for deer all the time now. My big bullets are 488gr.Just Curious ..Why are you guys shooting such a heavy grained bullet from a 45 cal BP ?
Just sounds heavy to me ....I shoot a 50 cal round balls .and they are 180 grain just for reference ...So im figuring 45 has to be lighter in a round ball ....I have no experience with conicalsSo 350gr is heavy for 45cal? My 350gr lead conical is considered heavy? I use it for deer all the time now. My big bullets are 488gr.