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Old 10-15-2020, 3:28 PM
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Recovered this Hornady GMX bullet from a boar. Went through one side of his armor, made a big hole in the ribs. Entry looked like a typical exit wound. And recovered it from the armor on the far side.

Itís a 270 WIN I loaded up. With the ballistic tip itís 130 grains. Recovered weight was 129.1 grains with minimal tissue stuck in the petals. I think Iíve found my new favorite hunting load!




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Good performance for a copper bullet hp or etip
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Pretty sweet!!
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...and, of course, no lead seasoning the meat.
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Pic of boar or it never...

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Nice job on the pig ...
How about a yardage estimate on your shot ,, along with piggies picture of course...
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Surprised you didn’t get a pass through.
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Its amazing how they retain weight.great job on the hog . i recover a 250gr .458 thats final weight was 245gr .still blown away .
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Good performance for a copper bullet hp or etip
I've recovered four Barnes 300 grain TSX from my 375 H&H and all of them have expanded to 2-3X the original diameter and three had over 290 grains retained weight while one had lost a petal so it weighed about 250 grains.

The weird thing was one of these bullets was recovered from a 150 Lbs. bushbuck that was shot at 50 yards. Dead center of the chest and broke the spine in a dozen places with the bullet stuck under the skin of it's butt. This same bullet has shot through both shoulders bones of a buffalo without stopping.
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While I must admit that I do not like copper bullets....Mostly because of the State trying to force me into using them.

That is pretty impressive.

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Thanks for sharing this. These monolithic rounds are supposed to have a real rep for being bone busters. I see a lot of videos of guys taking shoulder shots on pig and deer to "anchor" them. I don't know how ethical that is, but it's pretty amazing to see what those solid copper rounds are capable of. I have my .270 zeroed with GMX, and my 6.5 zeroed with TTSX. Haven't had a chance to get out yet this deer season. Hopefully next weekend.

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Dimitri A.---What is this crap about a shoulder shot being ethical or not?? I learned long ago to always try to break at least one shoulder. It will usually drop them when the shoulder breaks the spine and IF needed make a follow-up shot or tracking easier.
When I hunted Africa that is one of the 1st things my PH told be--aim to break a shoulder--Worked great for both my daughter and myself. most animals dropped where shot and the most any traveled was 50 yards.

have you even taken many animals? I shoot for vitals and a shoulder no matter what bullet I use and it has worked very well for many years on many different animals
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Lol shoulder shots are the best way to hit a boar. They arent built anywhere close to a deer.

A TTSX through both shoulders is the most ethical way to get one.
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Like divernhunter I try to break bone with every shot.
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