........well, almost. Just finishing up my deer loads for the upcoming season. This is the Safari 260 bullet at 2385 fps. mt_sourdough (on the 444 forum) has done some testing with my BTB Safari 410 bullet for the SG 444 and I sent him some cup point and flat point bullets for a side by side comparison test. The cup points exhibited straighter penetration, and penetration was near as deep as the flat points. It seems that the cup point keeps the nose from rolling over upon impact and increases the bullets ability to deform more uniformly and drive straight. Anyway, I decided to start using this cup point modification on my SG 35 260 bullets, and hopefully they will be field tested in November on an unsuspecting deer. Here is a photo (because everybody like photos) of the first row of 260's cup pointed, with row number two to follow.
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