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Just wondering has anyone used these in your 45-70 or 458 Win Mag?
OEM BLEM 45 CAL .458 DIA 300GR HOLLOW POINT
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=002854500C100
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=002854500B100
I have a 458 WM I want to try them in if anyone has had good luck with them, will they stabilize?
They would probably only be used for deer, maybe black bear and maybe some smaller critters if I have no need to keep the hide or anything else from it.

These also look nice for Bear and maybe Elk, anyone tried these?
OEM BLEM 45 CAL .458 DIA 350GR ROUND NOSE
http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=002854502B100

Any pointers on loads you used for either of the above?
At the moment these are the powders I have: IMR 4198, IMR 3031, W 760, H 4350, BlueDot and Unique.
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In my experience the 300gr hollow points do work well on deer but they have to be going very slow or they tend to explode on impact resulting in poor penetration, I would not suggest using them on any thing bigger than deer. The 350gr hornadys work very well holding together at higher velocitys and IMO would work just fine in a .458wm.
 

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I used the Hornady 300 gr. Jacketed HP and took a deer during the early doe season here. It was explosive as .45-70 nut has stated. My load was going around 2100 fps and it disintegrated (4) ribs and (5) vertebrae. Luckily, not too much meat was ruined except about 8" of backstrap. I like the accuracy, but I'm going to the Hornady Interlock 350gr. FP for deer. 8) I'd think the round nose would hold together well for the elk/bear level loads. 8)

 

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HI,

The load I use in my Ruger #3 is 350gr jacketed hollow point with 56gr IMR 3031 and enough corn meal to fill the case to where you seat the bullet.You want to make sure the powder is kept at the primer hole. I also use CCI magnium primers.I can shoot nice 3 shot clover leafs with all 3 touching. ( this is bench rest with a Leupold M8 scope.) I can't seem to get 4 or 5 shot groups that small. I think recoil may be the problem this is a pretty hot load and I only would use it in a Ruger #1 or #3.I haven't had experience with any other rifle. This load was worked up incrementally. The most important advice I can give you is make sure there is no space in the case for the powder to move away from the primer. Only full case loads work well be sure to use a filler to make up for any empty space in the case.

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I put a 400gr. Speer through a pig from a .458 Win Mag. No idea on the velocity as I was too chicken to shoot it off the bench anymore... ow....

Probably 2100fps? I don't know. I can say for absolute certain that I have never seen a larger exit hole :eek: The load was whatever the Hodgdon manual had for a starting load of Varget. Maybe 74 grains?

Have fun.
 
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