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  • #31
    From DakotaMan: ".... I suspect the NBT will do the job but it doesn't have nearly the penetration power of the Partition bullet. The NBT really does the job in a .308 but the .224 version is going faster and the polymer tip causes it to expand real fast."

    Seven deer and two hogs would beg to differ, sir. LOL

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
      Son in law wants to use his ar-15 for deer season. He bought the deer season ammo any experience anyone. I offered him my back up 25-06 rem 700 with vx3i but he wants to use his rifle. I think he’s going to find a 400 dollars ar and a Chineseum Amazon scope is going to be a lacking combination. Anyways he will learn the hard way.
      Don't know how old this young man is, but you say he's your s-i-l.
      So the boy IS out of diapers.
      With all due respect 'dawg, at some point, you gotta quit holding their hand.
      Hopefully, if your worst fears are realized and he loses a deer due to poor shot placement or lack of firepower, he will rethink his choices.
      Just food for thought.

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      • #33
        Actual performance on tissue is the best determining factor.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by crm3006 View Post
          From DakotaMan: ".... I suspect the NBT will do the job but it doesn't have nearly the penetration power of the Partition bullet. The NBT really does the job in a .308 but the .224 version is going faster and the polymer tip causes it to expand real fast."

          Seven deer and two hogs would beg to differ, sir. LOL
          If they could, lol!

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          • #35
            Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

            Loaded some 110 grain V-MAX for my 6.8mm. I was out of Sierra 90 grain HP's and that's all I could get my hands on.
            Killed one pig and one deer. Both one shot kills.
            ...and it even said on the box they were suggested for varmints.
            For sure Bubba. A 110g 6.8mm actually has twice the mass of the .224 version and will work in a pinch. I shoot the .223 50g VMAX at 3450 fps for varmints. It will go about half way through a fox's chest at 200 yards. That was what I used on the antelope and it penetrated 1/4".

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            • #36
              Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

              Don't know how old this young man is, but you say he's your s-i-l.
              So the boy IS out of diapers.
              With all due respect 'dawg, at some point, you gotta quit holding their hand.
              Hopefully, if your worst fears are realized and he loses a deer due to poor shot placement or lack of firepower, he will rethink his choices.
              Just food for thought.
              You are correct sir.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Pmacc60 View Post

                I like your style milldawg ! Don’t change a thing!!
                Thank you sir.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
                  I’m starting to think this guy is doing you a favor by not taking you up on the offer. He sounds like the type that doesn’t take care of other people’s stuff. Since you won’t actually be with him it’s likely things would go south, either with a messed up rifle or having to get it back.

                  Bad deal all the way around but kudos for trying to be a thoughtful F-i-L.
                  As Bubba pointed out I’m going to have let him learn the hard way! Hard head make for a soft ass!

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