Posted 14 October 2006 - 04:19 PM
I had one bad experiance with some .257 cal. 100gr. boattails in my 25-06. While attempting to put down a deer that a hunting partner hit to far back. At a little over 400 yds I hit the deer in the neck about halfway up the deer showed no indication of being hit. The bullet zipped thru and seems to have failed to expand. I say this because after a good half hour of ribing from my friends about missing that deer we found the wound in the neck only after we got the skin off. The holes in the hide were so small they were hard to find even from the side without fur. That got me thinking and I ran a torch tip cleaner down the nose cavity of some of the remaining bullets and found that a few were only about 1/8th inch deep while others went about half the length of the bullet. I'm just now getting to the point that I'll consider shooting X bullets again because I've heard that they've improved alot in the last few years but I'll definitly be checking the cavity depth on my hunting ammo.
My guns are mine, they aren't for sale, and I only give guns to people that I really like. So I guess the government is **** out of luck.