[quot[url][url][/url][/url]e="tallburnedmidget"]I've read about people having success on deer, and a mention of a couple of head shots on hogs. I think it will be a fine hunting load, plus shoot the hogs behind the ear and it won't matter what you are using and they won't run
I just shot some about 9 days ago loaded with Lil'Gun. I was working up a load and think I have found one I want to try for accuracy out to 100 yds, as I was only shooting at 25 yds and wasn't taking time to aim very accurately. I still managed to keep it within 1/2 - 3/4 of an inch in spread.
I like this bullet a lot for a few reasons:
1)It travels fast for 300 BLK
2)Expansion (I'm sure the soft lead tip helps) should be ok within the speeds and distances I would be hunting/shooting
3)Accuracy has been good so far at 25 yds and people are reporting good accuracy with their 125gr SPH loads out to 100 yds
4)It is one of the most available and least expensive bullets to find for 300 BLK that should also be a game hunting option (not varmint)
5)Back to cost, cheap enough to varmint hunt or plink with
The load I will be checking for accuracy out to 100 yds was avg speed of 2380fps (this was in 84 degree heat) out of a 16.5 inch bolt gun with no pressure signs and an SD of 19. I don't think I'll try to push it any faster as I would like to see how it performs as a plinking load once we hit the 90's and 100's in temp around here. I want the load to be safe in those hotter temps and may need to tune it down a bit as the weather gets hotter. Should the accuracy pan out and it remain safe in the hotter temps I'll post the load.
Good luck on the hunt and be sure to post some pics
I just picked up an AAC 16" upper and 2,000 125gr Pro Hunter heads. Could you tell us what powder you're using?
I also have some Speer 180gr SPBT and 147gr FMJs to play with. The 125gr Sierras with 17grs of H110and W296 didn't impress me as far as accuracy at 100 yds. with open sights. I've loaded the next batch with 17.7 grs and 20rds with 20grs of A1680 . No pigs in the No. East yet so Whitetail and coyotes are what I'm after.
As long as I can get about 2,000fps with the 125gr SP and get 1.25" or better i'ld be happy. I don't like beating my guns with Max loads.
Iwas using BUIS on my first test, since placed a VariX III 2.5x 10 x 50mm Obj., swapped DPMS lower to Bushmaster lower with 2 stage match trigger. My Chrony isn't working right so I'm looking to up grade that. Hoping scope and trigger will help.