45 Colt Carbine — Hog Hunter

| March 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

After making the first video, 45 Colt Old But Still Useful with the 45 Colt Buffalo Bore 225gr Anti Personnel round.

I received a couple of emails asking if the full wad cutter of the Buffalo Bore would feed in a carbine/lever action. I decided this would make for good content.

If I could get the Buffalo Bore full wad cutter to feed, I wanted to step it up a notch. I brought along a 1inch board and a 2inch block of modeling clay to simulate bone and muscle, sitting in front of clear ballistics gel. No this is not scientific but it would give me some idea of how both bullets would perform on soft animal tissue.

I also brought along my handloaded 300gr XTP to test against the Buffalo Bore. I have hunted with these handloads before and know they will get the job done on hogs. Unfortunately during that trip I was not able to recover the bullet. This test would at least give me an idea on how loads I rely upon in 45 Colt performs on hogs and thin skin animals like deer.

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