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PostSubject: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 6:56 am

Guys I shot my best buck yesterday morning with my .45 McRem and the 250 FTX using the duplex of 10/50 SR4759/IMR4198.  The shot was 125 yards and the deer ran about 100 yards after the shot. The bullet did not exit since he was quartering to me and no blood trail for the first 80 yards but the bullet destroyed him on the inside. Here are a couple pictures of the deer and the bullet.  The deer was a 9 pt. and weighed 175 lbs. and 18 inches wide.





As you can see in this photo the jacket separated from the lead core. I didn't find any of the lead but the jacket was intact.





I want to give a special thanks to Carlos for all his help!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 7:06 am

Congrats on a nice buck...you did well...your lead is buried some where in the innards..lol..

And yes Carlos is always willing to help some one ..he is a special breed of a person..there for you when needed

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 8:42 am

Nice buck.

If that shot had been 4" to the right, he would have dropped right there. I'm surprised he didn't anyway.

It looks like it's time to try a different bullet, one the doesn't separate.

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 1:27 pm

Good shooting, Congrats on a good looking deer.

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 3:45 pm

Nice buck & great shooting Scott. I don't like the fact that those SST's have both come apart on you!!
I just got my order from CEB. 40/240 for my McRem & 458/265 Raptors for my 52 cal Knight
That will eliminate the separation problem

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 26th 2015, 5:50 pm

Congrats on a great big deer Scott. Next time use a Barnes and you will not have that problem. Great shot place.
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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 27th 2015, 5:26 am

@GregK wrote:
Nice buck & great shooting Scott. I don't like the fact that those SST's have both come apart on you!!
I just got my order from CEB. 40/240 for my McRem & 458/265 Raptors for my 52 cal Knight
That will eliminate the separation problem

Greg


I don't like that they have come apart either Greg. I cant complain about the result though.

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 27th 2015, 5:28 am

@cvilorio wrote:
Congrats on a great big deer Scott. Next time use a Barnes and you will not have that problem. Great shot place.
Carlos


If I get a chance I am going to shoot a couple of the 250 TEZ to check zero and maybe I can test one of those out on a deer too. Like you said I know they want come apart.

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 27th 2015, 5:46 am

Scott, you can't go wrong with a Barnes but as you said, you can't argue with the results & absolutely NO bullet guarantees a great blood trail. I prefer that bullets stay together, but a lot of deer have been taken with the SST's. I tend to put more stock in reviews by a shooter like you vs what I read on the "big store" reviews because I know your trying for a clean kill shot after practicing a lot instead of a guy that sits in the woods for 2 or 3 days a year & may never even go to a range.

Again, nice deer & great job!!

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 27th 2015, 6:41 am

Awesome buck.  I bet it was a great day.  Congrats.  I was like you, I used SST's for many years and took a lot of deer with them.  But the jacket separation and scant blood trails always bothered me.  I guess when you take a deer with a bullet you tell yourself they are doing the job.  SST's do the job and just about any other bullet will, too, when you put the bullet in the boiler room.  Powerbelts, when shot at the right fps and you make a good shot, will do the job.  But if there is something out there that is better, it's our job to find it.  Barnes TEZ, Hornady Monoflex, Harvester PT Gold and even the venerable Hornady XTP are all proven bullets that will harvest deer and give you a better chance of taking a deer when the shot isn't perfect.  I'll quit preaching and just admire your buck a little while longer.  Nice buck, Scott!!

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 27th 2015, 1:24 pm

Tony you are exactly right in the fact that we don't always make perfect shots and I much prefer a bullet that stays together.  I have plenty of the 250 TEZ and I shot one group early in the year with the same 10/50 duplex.


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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   October 28th 2015, 6:31 am

That thing is accurate, I'll give you that!!  With it shooting the TEZ's that well, you don't have to give up a thing to shoot the copper flower of death!!

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   November 9th 2015, 9:21 am

if you ever need a hunting buddy let me know. I am a disabled vet and have dreamed of getting a wall mount like that. I am in Wilmington, NC. NICE BUCK.
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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   November 14th 2015, 1:23 pm

Nice buck Scott!!  Body weight wise, I thought the bucks were a little smaller in SC.  That one looks pretty good to me no matter what state you're in.

Congrats!

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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   March 4th 2016, 5:24 am

Good looking deer you seem to have good luck with those FTX bullets you can't knock any thing that works and another nice thing they are cheap compared to others. One can do a lot more shooting with them I use them in my 2 Encore conversions but no hair test yet just got back into hunting after an abence of two years
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PostSubject: Re: 250 FTX Hair Test # 2   March 4th 2016, 6:56 pm

The FTX has done a very good job for me. They will shoot well in your Encore given the right load...

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