Prvi Partisan Soft Point bullets?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by daniel craig, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. daniel craig

    daniel craig Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Inside your brain
    I found some 180grain bullets for a good price, I was wondering if anyone has used these for hunting. How’d they work?
  2. BigBoreBubba

    BigBoreBubba Member

    Jul 23, 2021
    I’ve never used them for hunting, but I’ve shot them in quite a few calibers. 270 Win, 30-06, 308, 375 H&H, 243 Win, 30-30, 223, and maybe a couple others that I can’t remember. I’ve always found them to be fairly to very accurate. Sub MOA in my 375 H&H and 308, as well as my old 243 and 270 that I no longer have. From what I understand, their construction is similar to Remington CoreLocks , so they should get the job done with no problem.
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  3. troy fairweather

    troy fairweather Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    Up State New York
    Ya they work fine, they used to be cheap even cheaper then speers but then they got pricy then kinda disappeared only looking up now and then.
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  4. AJC1

    AJC1 Member

    Jan 14, 2020
    I was in a store and found a plastic bag of these ppu bullets. Look carefully at what your getting, as they were half the price of 175 Smks but there was 50 in the bag. That's not value.
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  5. Duster340

    Duster340 Member

    Jan 11, 2015
    Yes. Used their 150 spbt in my 303 Brit on Whitetail. No problem, full penetration on high shoulder shots. DRT.
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  6. EricBu

    EricBu Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    There are at least a half dozen commercial labels offering hunting specific rounds using those very bullets in a variety of calibers. Some are PPU companies/labels, and some are others. If you do your part, they will perform just fine. If you end up chasing your deer all night with a flashlight, and flourescent/black light looking for blood trail...I would say that it was not the projectiles fault. ;)
  7. Bfh_auto

    Bfh_auto Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    This part of your answer is the stock reply for 95 percent of bullets.
    It's also the first thing folks want to question.
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  8. Random 8

    Random 8 Member

    Jun 19, 2018
    Central MN
    I've used 2 different PRVI bullets on deer. The 150 SP and 174 BTSP in 7,62x54R and 7,5X55 Swiss respectively from factory ammunition. Both acted like soft points. They will kill a deer.

    On paper, I've been generally impressed with PRVI bullets, attaining accuracy comparable to Hornady, Speer, Sierra, Nosler.
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  9. Hooda Thunkit

    Hooda Thunkit Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    Oklahoma, out in the red dirt.
    Me too.

    I have pulled and checked out many soft point bullets from factory PPU rounds. They are very consistent in weight and diameter.

    I haven't used them hunting, but wouldn't hesitate. I see them as similar to the Remington Core-lokt.
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  10. GooseGestapo

    GooseGestapo Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    I’ve used the 150gr Spt and 165gr BTSpt .30cal, 100gr .243, and 100gr .257” bullets to kill deer.

    They work just like Sierra, Speer, or Hornady bullets of similar designs.
    Accuracy is just a little bit below Sierra’s. (You get what you pay for...).
    The 100gr .257” was fired from a .257wby at 3,550fps. 140yd shot exited a heart lung shot on 180lb 10pt buck.
    The most accurate bullets from my REM Mod-7 is the PPU 120gr BTHPT match bullet. The lot# I had would shoot 1/2” at 100yds 5-shots over 42.5gr IMR4350.
    I’ve shot a LOT of PPU bullets.
    But, as OP noted, they aren’t attractively priced now.
    Just like Remington components just before they disappeared from the market; if I’ve got to pay “Sierra” prices, I’ll just buy Sierra! And get Sierra quality.
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  11. FROGO207

    FROGO207 Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Mount Desert Island Maine
    I have shot a pile of them in the past. Lower cost than premium bullets but way more accurate than FMJ at slightly more cost per unit. Treated them like range bullets but would trust them for hunting as well as any cup and core bullet.
    We will see how cost ends up after this silliness is long past. Hope they still cost less than domestic ones by then.
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