Cast VS JHP


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glockky
November 21, 2012, 09:33 PM
Which one are you using for deer in your 44 mag handgun? Any what kinda of velocity are you using.

I ask this because I am hearing there is a lot of people who just shoot cast bullets and dont try to shoot them at max velocity to hunt with.

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huntershooter
November 22, 2012, 08:46 AM
In my .44's, for deer (Whitetail), I use a 250/265 gr WFNGC for a cast bullet; a 240 gr. XTP for JHP. The cast bullets are 1100+ FPS, the XTP runs close to 1200 FPS (this from a 4" barrel).

The XTP puts the deer down quicker with a lung shot in my experience.

I use cast on (large) hogs exclusively.

buck460XVR
November 22, 2012, 09:36 AM
Cast vs JHP

Which one are you using for deer in your 44 mag handgun? Any what kinda of velocity are you using.

I ask this because I am hearing there is a lot of people who just shoot cast bullets and dont try to shoot them at max velocity to hunt with.


Neither.....I use JSPs.

glockky
November 22, 2012, 11:26 AM
Thats another idea I have been thinking about buck 460xvr. I have heard both sides on this on other forums and was just wanting to hear of experiences on here.

Seems to be split 50/50 kinda thing.

MCgunner
November 26, 2012, 09:10 PM
A 165 cast SWC kills 'em dead in .357 magnum. I'm not sure why a 240+ grain SWC in .44 wouldn't.

DM~
November 28, 2012, 07:12 PM
I use my own cast, from a RCBS 250KT mould, over 23.0 of H110, CCI350 primer for EVERYTHING in my 44 magnum handguns.

DM

CraigC
November 28, 2012, 07:34 PM
A good standard weight SWC or LBT at 1200fps will do a fine job on deer. A good JHP tends to put them down a little quicker though. For this, I like Gold Dots.

grubbylabs
November 29, 2012, 12:21 AM
I use a Lee mold designed by Ranch Dog. It is a 265 grain flat nose with a gas check. I load it over 19 grains or so of 296, I think it was passing the chrono at about 1,100 fps but I am not sure.

I have yet to shoot any thing with this as it is my side arm for archery hunting. I hope I never do, because if I do, it means I ran into an angry bear. An angry bear is not something an archery hunter wants to find, even when bear is on the menu.

blarby
November 29, 2012, 01:26 PM
How about a 220ish grn GC'd HP at about 1400 FPS ?

flipajig
November 29, 2012, 11:51 PM
Cast for me. 429255 mold casts them right at 255 grn 19.5 grn of 2400 sized at 430 for the SBH and sized at 429 with a GC for the tender at 1400 fps and some change SBH it's running 1200fps an dsome change
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critter
November 30, 2012, 07:51 AM
I use 240 JHP's in my Ruger Hunter model at usual .44 mag velocities. It has worked well for me on both deer and hogs. Good penetration-good expansion.

A couple of years ago, I got a S&W in .45 Colt. I took a nice doe with it at 50 yards using a 255 gr hard cast lead bullet at about 950 FPS. It went in one shoulder and out the short ribs on the other side. Very good result.

Both will work as they punch big, deep holes. Place 'em well and you can take your choice.

brnmw
November 30, 2012, 10:42 AM
I do not typically hunt with a revolver I only carry one as a quick defensive sidearm for stray hogs in the area and it is usually my .357 Magnum. However a lever-action rifle with .44 Mag. ammo I have used Winchester "Super-X" 240 gr. SP that works well and if I were in fact hunting with a revolver I imagine I would still carry the same ammo.

Kingcreek
November 30, 2012, 02:43 PM
240 gr XTP at about 1200 fps

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