l have followed the ballistic tip vís partition thread with some interest, l have been thinking of using BT.s for a while now through my .243, l use it on roe & munties but also use it for fox control so l am looking for a round that will do the job on all but especially for long range fox work as we seem to have more than our far share of lamp shy foxes here.
l have always been sceptical about BTís but my experience with them is very limited the one time l saw a deer taken (roe) the heart was completely removed at the shot (it actually lay on the ground where the beast was standing at the shot) and it still ran 80 yds nothing unusual in that l know but as the original author said ďquoteĒ I'm convinced that I would have had a long night tracking a wounded deer if it weren't for the choice of bullet. I'm not saying that it's the choice of crap shots! I'm conservative with my choice of shots, so am usually able to achieve good shot placement. But the tips do provide that extra 'insurance' which we could all do with from time to timeÖ it does give the impression they drop on the spot and we all now that that is not always the case also regarding meat damage l can except a destroyed shoulder there is not much to worry about on a roe or a muntie or even loosing meat due to the spillage of stomach contents if it was down to pilot error but what l find hard is to except is meat loss due to the bullet breaking up and rupturing the gut,l know that it happens even with SSPís its happened to me more than once.
l can understand the merits of BTís so l suppose l am asking probably not to convince me but to suggest what missile to use and brews to push it.
l am not a complete novice l have been stalking a few years and also homeloading a few but there are still grey areas and the use of BTís is one of them all l am trying to do is skip out the working up and experimenting bit and tap into the wealth of experience and knowledge there is on here.