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    Default Dead Centre : 240 gr at 100 yds.

    My buddy did the favours and test shot a couple of the PRs 240 gr Dead Centre bullets.

    He's shooting a .50 cal 26" CVA Optima, 95 gr T7: 100yds in the rain...point of aim is the weld line dead centre.

    Fair amount of damage, huge dent and hole going in...



    Didn't come out....just a nice sized dimple...

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    Looks like someone is good to go! Good luck next week.

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    That is a fair amount of damage on entry, but that may be because it was metal and not soft tissue. I found that the PR Elites I shoot don't leave a particularly large entry hole, but sure do scramble the innards of a deer once they penetrate the hide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delmer View Post
    That is a fair amount of damage on entry, but that may be because it was metal and not soft tissue. I found that the PR Elites I shoot don't leave a particularly large entry hole, but sure do scramble the innards of a deer once they penetrate the hide.
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    The bear my young lad shot using the Elite's didn't go 30 yd before piling up and it was a big bear. I like their performance.

    However. I've come to the conclusion that my Omega does not like PR Bullet 's Extreme Elite in 360 gr.
    My best 100 yd group was almost 5 inches @ 100 yd. I've ran through 85, 90, 95, 100 gr's of 3F Goex and through 95, 100, 105 and 110 gr 2F T7.

    The package does say they are the easiest loading bullet in their line up. This is true as I had no problems loading them even after 24 shots.

    I did run a wet patch down and back, flipped and down and back again followed with the same routine with a dry patch between each shot.

    This was the first time that I shot Goex in the Omega. Something I found curious was that Goex produced a "Crud Ring" just like T7. I didn't expect that. It wasn't as hard as a T7 CR but it was definately there.

    Time for a different bullet. The Dead Centers shot well in the past. Maybe I'll pick up some different weights of them to play with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    My buddy did the favours and test shot a couple of the PRs 240 gr Dead Centre bullets.

    He's shooting a .50 cal 26" CVA Optima, 95 gr T7: 100yds in the rain...point of aim is the weld line dead centre.

    Fair amount of damage, huge dent and hole going in...



    Didn't come out....just a nice sized dimple...


    I wonder if a 340 gr DC would have made it through?

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    How much of a drop would a bullet like that do in 200 yards???

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntrfishr View Post
    How much of a drop would a bullet like that do in 200 yards???
    That's a good question....Cecil has posted his results on his web site: http://www.prbullet.com/pts.htm

    The chart about 1/2 way down the page shows the balistic results for the 240 gr Dead Centre. He has zeroed his scope at 200 and says that he will be shooting about 5" high at the 100. Which I would say is pretty good.

    I have a 260 yd range set up right now, if I find time I will try it out. I want to see some other bullet performances out past 200 as well so a fun day on the range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntaway View Post
    I wonder if a 340 gr DC would have made it through?

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    Water fellas. Think h2o. There's a lot more of it in any mammal than metal. Go get a 45 gal plastic barrel. The kind grapes come in. Fill it with water and let loose. It's way more representative that 1/8 steel

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    right on looks good!!

    This past muzzleloader week i ended up getting a buck at 237 years with a 50 cal. Checked the balistic stats and the drop at that distance is approx 16 inches. talk about lucky shot....but im not complaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by standup View Post
    Water fellas. Think h2o. There's a lot more of it in any mammal than metal. Go get a 45 gal plastic barrel. The kind grapes come in. Fill it with water and let loose. It's way more representative that 1/8 steel
    Actually there's more air than metal. That is, if you put it throught the lungs. My curiosity was more of a mass over matter thing than anything else.

    It is well known that water will stop even the highest caliber bullet in very short order due to the density of water. Many soldiers survived the landings in Normandy due to it. As for deer it don't take too much to go through side to side as many hunting archers can attest to.

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