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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 08 December 2022

new deer season here in Iowa...

a buddy stopped by with his shiny new plastic assault rifle in 350 legend and 200 rounds of ammo with copper  bullets sticking out front ... he assured me the thing was legal. ... i asked him if it came with a hand crank ...

a few hours later he was back and was so depressed that i had to drag it out of him that he had wounded y lost one deer and then missed another one at 30 yards when the gun jammed again ...  right in front of his 14 year old son ...

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i told him to come back next morning ... meanwhile i loaded up about 3 dozen of 45-70 with 405 gr flat nose plain base soft lead ... 25 gr. 2400 ...   about a decent 1300 fps ... so his 130 pound kid could shoot them also ...

a little skeptical at first, but then after devastating a few pop cans and even the kid never missing ...  he took my little Ruger 3 along to venture into the woods ... a couple hours later he shot a nice doe end to end and had it hung by nightfall ...

one shot one kill ...  

i mentioned to him that that was the hot load that killed a million wild buffalo ... but i could further double the power if he thought he might need it ...  

i think i have some guys circling the flame ..

ken

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tdoyka posted this 10 December 2022

good work!!!

 

several years ago, i gave my Handi rifle in 45-70 along with 405gr fn going about 1300fps to a friend's boy to hunt deer with. he killed his first doe and first buck that season. next year, he came to me to borrow my 45-70. i said "no. i'll give you your own 45-70 and cast boolits too." the look on his face was priceless. he is around 21ish yo and he still comes to my place every year, bringing me a deer loin.

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Ken Campbell Iowa posted this 09 December 2022

Hi Lee ...  note i mentioned the 405 went front to back through the nice sized doe ....  and exited with a 2 inch exit hole ... the flat nose must have expanded about right ...

... and i bet those 330 gr. hp would be equally impressive ... and maybe still be mild enough for a kid to shoot at 1500 fps ... 

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i have mostly been plinking with this cute little no. 3 ... using a 230 gr. round nose pistol bullet ... lee old army mold ...  13 gr. unique ...

i have tried full loads with a 500 gr.  ... too nasty and owchie in this light rifle...  ( g ) ...

ken

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Lee Guthrie posted this 09 December 2022

Congrats on excellent work !!!

Only thing that could have been better would have been a Gould 330 gr HP "express" loading.   laughinglaughinglaughing

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Ross Smith posted this 09 December 2022

Well Ken that is what I was looking for in my "How Do We" thread. 

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foesgth posted this 09 December 2022

The Sioux thought what you have was an assault rifle!  This fast stuff looks great on paper but big, fat and slow knocks them down every time.

 

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John Carlson posted this 09 December 2022

Now that is a heartwarming Christmas story.

John Carlson. CBA Director of Military Competition.

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mashburn posted this 09 December 2022

Hello Ken,

I think you deserve at least 5 gold stars for that one.

Mashburn

David a. Cogburn

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JeffinNZ posted this 08 December 2022

Great work.

Cheers from New Zealand

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