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    Monoflex

    Just read Hornady is coming out with a new bullet, 250 gr. Monoflex(cross between the LE and GMX). Should be an awesome deer round.

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    Re: Monoflex

    I "might" have been willing to try it...if they made it in 350 grains.

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    Re: Monoflex

    Yeah, I'm gonna guess that a 250 gr bullet is gonna have some problems in these marlins with their 1:20" twist.

    Would probably need to keep the velocity lower.

    Edited to add: Seems a bullet (assuming all lead, which this one isn't.) of 250 gr would be around .6" long.

    At the 2000 fps you should easily expect from a light bullet, you would be wanting something like a 1:50" twist.

    Easy to imagine overspinning it at those velocities.

    Of course, I know nothing about this bullet's construction, may be all copper, and therefore longer for all I know.

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    Re: Monoflex

    Maybe it's in 250 gr because it's long for its weight? I'd try it, just to see what it does! I have killed game all out of proportion to the weight of Barnes X bullets for years, so hey, come on progress! It may be a dog, and it may be a revelation! I think it makes more sense as a deer bullet, which most 45-70 shooters shoot, as you know of course. Most elk killed are under 500 pounds, so no sweat there. Couple it with their Magic Powder and voila! "Express Load Deluxe"
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    Re: Monoflex

    Quote Originally Posted by preacher
    Maybe it's in 250 gr because it's long for its weight? I'd try it, just to see what it does! I have killed game all out of proportion to the weight of Barnes X bullets for years, so hey, come on progress! It may be a dog, and it may be a revelation! I think it makes more sense as a deer bullet, which most 45-70 shooters shoot, as you know of course. Most elk killed are under 500 pounds, so no sweat there. Couple it with their Magic Powder and voila! "Express Load Deluxe"
    It is in 250 because of it length/weight ratio...250 grains of copper is roughly equal to 300 grains of lead (length of bullet)

    Thats why I say it should be offered in 350...which would more or less be the same length as a 400 grain bullet.

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    Re: Monoflex

    It would surprise me if Hornady put out a dog.

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    Re: Monoflex

    Quote Originally Posted by jobyjob
    It would surprise me if Hornady put out a dog.
    Maybe "dog" was way harsh...I meant it may be finicky...like the early barnes X. Few rifles shot them well back then, but now, with the TSX version, any rifle will shoot them well.
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    Re: Monoflex

    I am real interested in this bullet as I live in the "wonderful" state of CA and am restricted to lead free bullets. I am currently using the 250gr. TSX FN at 2375fps out of my 1895 GBL but something with better than a .136 B.C. would be most welcome. As far as accuracy I have ZERO complaints they shoot as well as I can shoot with open sights.

    Just got my Leupold Scout Scope mounted today so hopefully I can see well enough to print some itty bitty groups with it.
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    Re: Monoflex

    Quote Originally Posted by BigBoreDan
    but something with better than a .136 B.C. would be most welcome.
    Thats why I say they should use their head and offer it in a 350 grain...longer (and therefore heavier) is better, longer bullets have higher B.C. and sectional density...they are better all the way around.

    This new 250 won't have much better BC than the Barnes...the tip will help, but VERY little because the bullet is too short.

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    Re: Monoflex

    Hornady and every other manufacturer of bullets and ammunition is all about lighter and faster these days which is absurd, especially in a lever action, but such is life.

    I expect the 250gr to have .220 or so B.C. as it will be roughly the length of a 300 gr. but as I said earlier anything is an improvement over the .136 I currently have lol!!!


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