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Old 09-19-2013, 10:31 AM
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Default 195 grain Barnes sabot 45 cal

Does anyone use these for hunting deer. I have been shooting them and they
have been shooting pretty well but I wonder how the performance on deer is?
Any kind of input is appreciated. I'm using a load of 100 grains of blackhorn (by volume) with a standard Winchester 209 primer.
Thanks for your input in advance
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:02 PM
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Wish I could help but I use 250 and 290 gr ML bullets. I like the Barnes line up and have used them but in the 250 gr weight.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:54 PM
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I have a .45 that I am going to be working loads up on, how was the consistency of your groups? Have not shot a deer with a ml bullet less than 250 grains but those were devastating so I would imagine losing 55 grains would not be to much different. Those 250's were out of a 50....
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:52 AM
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Deerless, I don't know if I should be taking advice from a guy named deerless???
Lol
No I get it, been there too many times myself.
I haven't gotten out to try them yet but will let you know how they do.
I'm sure they will shoot well but the 50 grain difference will be the difference.
When I shot the 200 gr 45s a while back they shot quite well but penetration was lacking, so I'll let you know, hopefully soon.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:17 PM
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Thanks Daddus looking forward to any info you may have about .45 caliber performance and I will share my findings as well. As far as the screen name at the time that I joined this club I was just that "deerless" however I have since grown as a hunter and am successful on a consistent basis.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:01 PM
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Just got back from the range. Shot my encore pro hunter in 45 cal with barnes 195 gr bullet. I actually held 1 1/4" four shot group, which anymore is good for me. Unfortunately muzzleloader season doesn't come i9n in Maryland til Oct 17,18 & 19th. I'll let you guys know how actual penetration and performance do after that. Based on a crono reading from a 200 gr .45 bullet last year with 110 gr of blackhorn, I'm thinking they might just do fine. At least I don't think they will break up like the "hornady 200 gr" did last year.
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PS I think we should change your name to deerfull??? lol
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:03 PM
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duh,
chronoed at muzzle at 2208 fps
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:39 PM
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Good luck sounds like it is grouping decent....just need a season. Got the sight in for the side lock I have...put fiber optics on. Just looking for some free time to get to the range. Our season starts first week of November and runs most of the month. Cannot wait...
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