90gr gold dot bullets

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  1. deltav

    deltav LSB Member

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    Have taken more than a handful of hogs (all sizes) with the 90gr Gold Dot. Chrono'd at 2818 from my *** 16" 6.8 and has been very effective and accurate. Also inexpensive and fairly easy to find. In my experience, they have been similar to the SSA tac 85 tsx lethality wise but I still prefer the Barnes bullets. My favorite has been the 95 ttsx. It seems to drop more hogs in their tracks.....even on shoulder shots.
     
  2. FrankT

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    No one has them in stock now but I got a bunch before. I use them in my 8.5" 6.8 pistol.
     
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    Patiently waiting for the 95's to become available again. Stocked up on the Gold Dots recently...they will get the job done until then.
     
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    FrankT Destin FL LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Tried the Hornady 120SST? they are the favorite of some here.
     
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    Haven't tried them yet but have heard good things.
     
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    Is anyone still using a2200 and 90gr speer gold dots?
     
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    I just did a test with these bullets using WC844, CCI 450 with Federal cases. I reached 2602 fps with 32.1 grains out a an Arperformance 16 inch 3R barrel.
     
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    Nice, I'm using 30.5gr of a2200, hornady brass, cci41, c.o.a.l of 2.265...2950fps average. 1/2 moa at 100yds. But I've never killed anything with it..I'm setting this rifle up for my 10yo daughter to deer hunt with...just wondering how they kill?
     
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    They do alright. I'd been using a similar load in a A R performance 5R 16in awhile back that I killed plenty of pigs with. I was just playing them again to see what kinda speed I could get out of the 3R barrel with WC844. I normally use the 115gr bullets. I'm shooting them pretty slow, down around 2400fps but they are accurate and kill pigs.
     
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    I've got a pound of a2200 and loaded up a test batch of the 115 bullets. Might as well load up a test batch of the 90gr bullets too.
     
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    Were gonna be hunting in northern west virginia , so I'm trying to get her a bullet that will drop around a 180lb. White tail..i have a couple loads worked up..90gr gold dot, 110gr vmax, 115gr gold dot, and 100gr accubonds..the only thing I've killed with a 6.8 is turkey and yotes with 110 vmax..I usually deer hunt with 223 or 270. Depending where I hunt.
     
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    The VMAX will just blow-up on a deer. Probably run off, I wouldn't even attempt to shoot a deer with them.
     

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