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Reviews and comments written for the Speer Gold Dot bullet.
 
Shot a hog with the 270gr speer gold dot 44 mag bullet. 1550 fps. The bullet entered the front shoulder and ended up in the rear ham. Went through 3 foot of hog and weighed 256gr. Expansion was good. Very tough bullet
Submitted by: KenB
Date: 1/26/2010
Rifle used: Ruger 44 mag
Caliber: 44 Mag
Hunting performance: 5 Accuracy performance: 5
Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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I love the HUGE hollow cavity in Speer Gold Dot’s but they are terribly inconsistent. I loaded these for my 10mm Auto and had unexpected velocity fluctuations, 82 FPS extreme spread. Upon inspection, I found these “180 grain” bullets weighed any where from 177 to 183 grains. This was the case in two separate lots. I have since switched to Hornady XTP’s and have found them to be MUCH more consistent, plus or minus in the tenths of a grain and realistic velocity spreads.
Submitted by: Mark Connelly
Date: 4/21/2005
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Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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I have taken perhaps a dozen Virginia whitetails with the Speer Gold Dot 270g in 444 behind 51g of H322 in a Marlin Guide Gun. Every single one an instant and humane kill -- except this season. A nice buck passed in front of me from left to right at 50 yards but I led the shot a fraction too much. The bullet exploded on the shoulder. I took me an hour of patient tracking of a wounded deer to recover the animal -- not what I am accustomed to with this combination. A fluke?
Submitted by: Paul H.
Date: 12/5/2004
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Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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I have been working up loads in .44 mag., with gold dots, for a little while now, this is one IMPRESSIVE bullet. I am using strictly soft points, 240 & 270 grains. These bullets are surpassed in penetration and weight retention, only by hard cast, and they expand reliably, 2x-plus, in anything they hit. I have never recovered one from game, including bear. Fired out of a 1894 marlin, they have out-penetrated all but hard cast, .444 marlin factory loads, in everything from water & sand jugs to maple logs. They are very accurate in all my guns, a desert eagle, super blackhawk, and the marlin. This may also be the best bullet made for the .444, time will tell.
Submitted by: A. Pedro
Date: 4/3/2004
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Rating is from 1-6, where 6 is best.
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