Piney Woods Moderator
I experimented with hollow point 45-70 500 gr slugs several years ago. This was by no means a technical type experimentation. I tried drilling several types of hollow points in 500 gr slugs and shooting them into soft clay banks. I could never really get the big 500 gr to open up much. There was not a whole lot of difference in the solid and hollow point s when it came to expansion. The hollow points had a little bit more of deformation on the tip but not enough to make the effort worth while. I think the big flat meplat will do all that is needed with this bullet.