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Thread: Soft vs Hollow point

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    Soft vs Hollow point

    Hi all,

    I'm about to get some 87gr heads.

    The last time I used soft points.

    What are you thoughts on my trying hollow points this time around?

    Are there any advantages of one over the other ?

    I note hornady hollows points are Boat Tails, the soft points are not.

    Are HP longer than the same weight soft points? My rifle has a 1:9 twist.

    They are for Roe.

    Thanks,

    S.

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    Hiya,
    My only experience with hollows is on foxes (.223) and it just cut them in half....not nice at all. Only use lead soft point now.

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    hollow

    Are hollow points not Match Bullets,

    Target only?????

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    Re: hollow

    Quote Originally Posted by dieseldan
    Are hollow points not Match Bullets,

    Target only?????
    No, although a lot of people use them as such - and many people reckon they should be best kept for target shooting. I just wanted other's opinions.

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    Soft vs Hollow point

    Hi Snowstorm, I have used both in my .243. The .243 Win was primarily a Varmint round in good old US of A.
    They are accurate rounds and good on foxes, but a bit explosive on roe. So much so that the last roe heart shot I had with this round gave bruising pretty well doun the full length of the flank on the exit side.
    I then went to Sierra 100 grainers and experienced much less meat damage.
    Don't know whether you re-load yourself but with N160 or IMR4064 you still get around 3000FPS whic is plenty fast enough.

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