What are your thoughts on the Sierra 300 grn JSP in the 444 on 200# pigs? The reloading shop was low so I got these. It looks like quite the bullet
That is a good point. You can design your load for the way you hunt. The XTP will give great terminal performance when impact velocities are under 1700 fps and where some bullets like the Sierra might not be giving you the expansion and terminal performance that you are wanting. The beauty of cartridge like the 444 is it can be loaded to many different levels of power and all can be effective when used purposefully.I've used the Hornady 300g XTP's at velocities between 1700-1800 fps with very good accuracy (recoil isn't bad either). I'm sure that's enough speed/foot lbs. for deer,hogs and bear out to 100yds.