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Old 04-07-2011, 12:21 PM
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Hey guys, just got finished shooting half a box of the hornady gp bullets. It seems that the accuracy is decent, I was getting around 3" groups at 50 yards offhand, with an oxyoke cushion wad underneath. One thing I noticed about these, was some pretty fierce recoil, about like a 12 gauge turkey load. Anywone else have this experience? I was using a standard load of 100 gr 777. Do you guys think the wad reduces lead fouling at all?
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:24 PM
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Hey guys, just got finished shooting half a box of the hornady gp bullets. It seems that the accuracy is decent, I was getting around 3" groups at 50 yards offhand, with an oxyoke cushion wad underneath. One thing I noticed about these, was some pretty fierce recoil, about like a 12 gauge turkey load. Anywone else have this experience? I was using a standard load of 100 gr 777. Do you guys think the wad reduces lead fouling at all?
Not sure you should be using the wads with the GP bullets. They have a hollow base that will expand to give the gas seal when fired. I have allways used about 80 gr with those shots out of my old CVA hawken and can keep a 3" group at 100yds. Those big heavy bullets dont realy need a heavy powder load to hunt, they make up the difference in brute force on impact. I know they will knock a Texas deer flat on there back like a truck hit them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 02:48 AM
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You make a good point slingshot. Next time I go out, I'll forgo the wads, and drop the powder charge, and see if I still get the lead fouling as before. Thanks for your info.

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Old 04-08-2011, 05:51 AM
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I would cut the powder back a little too. But if the accuracy is good, you kind of hate to do that. These large conical bullets can put a recoil out there, depending on the rifle they are shot out of.
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