Since i've been having a difficult time finding my favorite bullet (interbonds) I decided to try some 150 grain speer hot-cores. this year in my custom bolt action 300 savage. I've shot 30 - 40 deer in m;y time and have never lost one till this year. My shot was about 125 yds, and the 8 pointer was walking from right to left. As his shoulder entered my cross hairs I pulled the trigger. The deer bucked and i was sure of my shot. About 15 minutes later I went check out my deer. There was no deer to be found. I went to where the deer was standing and found a small piece of lung and a little blood, that was it. I look for half a day without any luck. Three days later I was in the area and saw some ravens about 75 yds. from where the deer entered the opening( he backed tracked after being shot) there was my deer. A pencil size hole entering the shoulder and a pencil size hole exiting. It looked to as if the bullet didn't mushroom.
by: Johnnie Despins
Got this accuracy load from Lyman 48 loading book there accuracy load. very soft load but the most accurate load ever fired at 100y
.186" 4 shots with IMR 4895 43gr
MY 165 gr. handloads with the speer are much faster than the 160 you show.
Remember Magnum primers make powder burn faster
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