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Re: Sierra 8830 300gr

Postby Quackenstomper » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 am

I'm loading the Speer 300 grain Deep Curl H.P. these are for the 454 Cas. cartridge. They are loaded over 43 grains of Hodgdon H4198. That is a case full and the bullet is seated compressed just to the middle of the cannalure and no crimp. I am shooting these in a Ruger #1 and they clock 1927 FPS at 10 feet from the muzzle. I am getting 3 shot groups measuring 1 inch. I'm using Hornady brass and CCI small rifle primers. There are no signs of pressure and I like this load.
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Re: Sierra 8830 300gr

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:52 am

Welcome aboard. Those 10t #1's sure can shoot!!!

I've shot a few of those deep curls few years back in my Bushey over 44gr 1680, very accurate and the ones recovered from dirt bank were very impressive for expansion. I ran out of them and never could find them in stock during the shortage.

Might have to look for them again and try them in my #1.
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Re: Sierra 8830 300gr

Postby Hoot » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:56 pm

Al in Mi wrote:Welcome aboard. Those 10t #1's sure can shoot!!!

I've shot a few of those deep curls few years back in my Bushey over 44gr 1680, very accurate and the ones recovered from dirt bank were very impressive for expansion. I ran out of them and never could find them in stock during the shortage.

Might have to look for them again and try them in my #1.


I believe the Deepcurls are history now. Wish I had kept some of the 300's that I had for experimenting a few years back. Still have some of the 165gr .308 ones. They are Ju-Ju on whitetails!

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250gr Hornady factory from a Ruger #1

Postby Handgunner » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Hello all
Here are a few photos of one 6pt buck I was able to harvest last fall. The deer was in thick brush along side of the creek in my shooting area. He appeared as he was going to cross the creek ( cant see anything across the creek to thick) so I took a very sharp angling away shot just in front of his left hip with the factory 450 Bushy Hornady 250gr. The bullet angled up front and took out part of the liver, then went into the paunch. He was full of corn and a lot of grass. It would appear as if the paunch acted like a gel block where you see the gasses coming back out of the entrance hole. The hole was huge and covered with grass and corn particles. The bullet kept on going hit lung and lodged in a rib on the far side, he went right down.
The scecond buck, was a very weird 10pt? I was able to take 9 days later, the shot was a double lung broad side and he also went right down.
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Re: Sierra 8830 300gr

Postby cwlongshot » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm

Here is a pic of a 300 DC shot from my 454 carbine at about 1700 fps. Neck shot 200 ish# whitetail at about 35 yards. IT FAILED TO EXIT the neck! First and only time I have recovered a bullet from this gun/caliber! (Probably 12-15 deer taken.)


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Re: Sierra 8830 300gr

Postby Al in Mi » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:55 pm

That's a pretty bullet there!
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