Nosler Ballistic Tip and Hornady Lever Evolution bullets.
I have a question what has your experience been with these different
types of polymer tipped bullets?
I have limited but not a very good experience with them. They never
seem open up; aka poor terminal performance. I have shoot one deer
with a Nosler .308 Ballistic tip had to shoot it twice both shots were
through and through. One coyote with a .223 ballistic tip and it ran 1/4
mile before dying. The last was a .35 Remington out of a lever gun, I
had to shoot a 350 lb Russian boar 3 times 2 through and through, chest
cavity, got both lungs but not an artery or the heart with either. The
third was found wedged in the spine, the Boar was laying on it's side
and I shot it through the sternum and heart to kill it, the Hornady bullet
was beat up but still intact and unopened.
What are your thoughts? I am not here to bash tipped bullets but is my
experience unique or not?
I only use Barnes TSX bullet for hunting any more, I do not have to
chase or track animals when they get hit with a TSX.
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Last edited by Shade; 10-20-2010 at 04:29 PM.