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    Its neither here or there, just amazes me how that deer reacts after being mortally hit. Literally stops and turns around and looks alert. Just about every bow shot deer I've seen that's mortally hit with a fraction of KE produced from any muzzleloader bullet act different then this. Crazy!

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    I shot a buck once with my 35 Remington that was just walking. Hit him right through the lungs with a 200gr core-lokt. He never even flinched. He just kept walking like nothing happened. Ended up shooting him again in the same spot just to watch him walk off into the woods. I was puzzled.

    I found him 5 yards into the woods. He had two holes 1-1/2" apart in the boiler room. Deer had me fooled into thinking I missed for a while there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDK View Post
    I thought Hornady made the Shockwave bullet and it was essentially a SST. I'm most likely incorrect.
    I found this on another site. Interesting.

    "According to a rep at Hornady the red tipped sst and the yellow tipped shockwave are identical. Both sabots are made by MMP and except for the color are also are identical. The blue tipped shockwave has a bonded core and is designed for use on heavy body animals like moose, elk etc. The blue sabot sold with the bonded core bullets is a different design."
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    Thanks Mountain Hunter. Interesting. I guess it stands to reason that there are only a few manufactures that market under several different brands.
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    I have been using Hornady Monoflex bullets for the past two seasons. Last weekend I had a scope issue, so I shot all but 3 of them sighting it back in.

    Today, I went to two local stores to get more Monoflex bullets and nobody had them. I ended up leaving with Federal BOR lock 270 bullets. These do not require a sabot. When I got home, I loaded one up with 100 grains of BH209. At 50 yards, it hit exactly where my Monoflex bullets are shooting. The federal was about 25% easier to load. I will finish the season with my 3 remaining Monoflex. Next year, I will try these federals on the bench to see how they group. From what I have read online, they expand well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Hunter View Post
    From what I have read online, they expand well.
    Thats the part I'm hoping for. All the slugs I've tried have shot paper great, but I'm excited to put a Barnes Expander into one and see how it performs on impact. Good luck this weekend.

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    The Traditions Smackdown also look to be the same , only difference is that the tip is a different shade of yellow.
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    I'll be interested in seeing your results. I didn't change anything up this year as I was given 4 packages of shockwaves.
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    shot a coyote with a hornady sst at 150 yds the exit hole was as big as a tennis ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootstrap View Post
    shot a coyote with a hornady sst at 150 yds the exit hole was as big as a tennis ball.
    My son shot a doe yesterday with a 50 cal hornady SST (red tip) with similar results. It was a 20 yards shot and the exit hole was slightly bigger than a a baseball. The deer ran about 10 yards and collapsed.

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