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Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: North central,Pa.-but not home !
170 gr.Flat Nose Sierra /30-30.
I loaded a bunch of these for my son-in -law. I had the gun for weeks and was trying different loads and bullets. The 170s shot so true from his Marlin 336,that was once mine 25 years ago,i loaded them for him to use.
He is or was not a very good shot? I took him this year and we shot a good bit of ammo.
I worked with him shooting off hand and quick shots to the point,once i got him to breath right,he could pull his gun up and hit a 6 inch steel swinger every shot at 100 yards. I can't do that anymore! His son i taught also but he has a 30-06 i gave him .
The son -in -law was with me and my son on Saturday. The grand son had to go to Bloomsburg University for something.
2 hours into the hunt i hear a shot where he was posted and then we turn on our walkies and he says i hit one but i don't know which way it bolted? This is a brier jungle! My son finds him in the woods and they bring it to the road. It didn't go but 20 feet but fell behind an old hump in the woods.
Anyhow! That bullet,when it was skinned,looked like it some one had pushed a guard rail into it under its skin!!!! The bullet never came back out but we could not find it inside the hide or guts. It must have tore itself to pieces! The wound was about 18 inches long and went from a hole in the shoulder down along the rib cage,to a 12 inch path. The shoulder was no good but he good his deer. He was thanking me for teaching him how to shoot. It was his second deer.
He said it was 50 yards away when he shot?
IMHO That 170 Sierra Flat Nose is a deadly bullet at around 2000 FPS.
Last edited by willyp; 12-06-2016 at 10:01 AM.