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    Safari 310 75/25 WQ test.

    Well, I got out to the range today and got to put the Safari 310 75/25 WQ alloy bullet into the jugs. I had eight jugs lined up expecting the penetration to be a bit better than the 50/50 WQ alloy that I had tested previously. I sent the Safari 310 75/25 WQ bullet in to the jugs at 10 yards. The bullet absolutely pulverized the first five jugs, sent them flying yards from the point of impact, and penetrated through all eight jugs!!!! The bullet was not recovered...I think it is in the next county!!!!

    Frank Melland was a famed African large game hunter...predominantly elephant. He used a pair of 350 Rigby double rifles (which produce the same ballistics as the load I tested today in the SG 35. Melland gave up hunting African Large and LDG with the 45 cal big bores, opting for the 350 Rigby. Of it he said, " I found that the 350 besides being unrivaled for smaller game would do all that the 450 would do with the bigger". John Taylor also professed that it was his favorite medium bore and tells the story of how he put a 310 grain bullet from his 350 Rigby through all four shoulders of two adult lions that happened to be standing side by side when he took the shot....now, that is performance!!!!

    After seeing what the SG 35 did today with that same load, I am absolutely amazed at the performance of this load and now can fully understand what Melland and Taylor were talking about......I would not be fearful of taking this rifle up against ANY game animal with the right bullet....after all, Melland and Taylor did just that!!!! I know that the numbers do not sound that impressive compared to some of the modern medium bore rifle cartridges, but this is one that must be witnessed to understand that performance is not all about light bullets at high velocity.

    I hope to do more testing with this bullet (BHN 15) after I find a nice accurate load ...........and I would also like to test my "hard" 310 bullet (BHN 21) as well. I believe that these two alloys would be capable of taking any game animal, anywhere...anytime......the softer for thin skinned game and the big cats, and the harder for thick skinned dangerous game.......and, all of this is being done with a 35 Rem in a Marlin lever gun!!!!
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    That's some absolute stellar numbers ... Great job.
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    Yes rooter those are excellent numbers. You know, if you take into consideration that we are shooting blunt nose bullets in a tubular magazine, and that even in Africa 200 yards is considered a long shot (not to mention here in most parts of North America), these heavy bullet (260, and 310) SG 35 loads will get the job done with ease. The MPBR (central mass kill zone shot) of all the SG 35 loads is 5" to 6" out to 200 yards..........and each bullet (260, and 310 ) delivers the power of an OEM 35 Rem at the muzzle... at 200 yards by the SG 35.............yes, those are stellar numbers for sure!!!!
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    Great stuff FlatTop.. I've got my 310 mold from Accurate on order now and will be filling Grumpa's brass with those. I'll let ya know how they throw that 310 lead out of that shorter barrel soon. My biggest concern is if that heavier bullit will stabilize enuff out of that barrel
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    Lipripper; I designed that bullet to be shot in a 1-16 twist. I have had no issues with it even at lower velocities. I have found this bullet to be very accurate. You should be pleased with its accuracy and the performance on game at or above the velocity I informed you of will be excellent! Keep us posted.
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