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I've decided to sight in my rifle using the 170 grain CL FP. I just realized I bought the HP style by mistake.

What are the differences in performance with these two bullet designs? I've look all over the net, and they are both given the same description for terminal performance.

It seems to me they'd react quite differently, but I can't find data.

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i switched over to hornaday a couple years back, but i still have some cl 170's in the cabinet. as it turns out i have both fp and hp( who knows why?) so i sent five of each down range 100yds. both hit target at same place and i could see no difference for sighting in. the difference is how they react after they hit a deer or hog i would assume.

in my 336a however, i would use them for zeroing

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Right now, my guess is they are both designed to do the same job and probably expand and hold together about the same.
 

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I have kill deer with both and can't tell a difference. Both went through the deer and went in the brush. Might try to shoot into water jugs and see if the recovered bullets look different. Might be fun. ;D
 

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Thanks, Nailer. Good information for me, since I am in the middle of sight in and usually use the FP.
 

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A lot of the guys on this forum have reported that the hollowpoints don't expand on game very well for some reason. I've used the hollow points but not on game, so I have no personal experience with them in that area. They were very accurate in a Winchester 94 that I used to have though, and I punched a lot of holes in paper with the combination.
 

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My old box of 170gr CLHP in .32 Special says on the back of the box: "Designed for controlled expansion and deeper
penetration. The .32 Special 170gr HPCL are almost a spitzer shape! The 170gr CLHP for the 30-30 are a nice RN in
profile. Years ago I bought 1500 of the 30-30 170gr HPCL as a reloading component. My Savage Model 99 in .300
Savage absolutely loves them. I reached 2500fps with them in the old .300 Savage. Have not killed anything with
them yet however. Too many deer rifles, too many loads to test and not enough time!!!LOL
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Remington replied to my request for information and told me that the hollow points open up faster than the FP.
 
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