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Hornady 185 Grain .451 Hollowpoints In .44 Cap And Ball


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#1 pastorjody

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 08:03 PM

Hornady makes a 185 grain .451 jacketed hollowpoint that looks like it may work in a .44 cap and ball. Has anybody tried it? What loads and velocities? Has anybody hunted with it?

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 12:39 PM

I've shot conicals out of the cap and ball.. but never hunted anything large with the revolver. I personally think if you are going to hunt deer sized game, you better be very close, and pick your shots careful. I have hunted rabbits with mine and it worked fine for that, but I always shot ball then. I have some 200 grain round nose bullets for the revolver. They load hard, but they do load. As for a hollow point, never hunted with that or even shot it.. What's going to happen when you use the loading lever to seat that? Will you deform the hollow point?
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