Cavity Back MKZ - 30 Herrett AR - 1 Boar down.
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    Default Cavity Back MKZ - 30 Herrett AR - 1 Boar down.

    Headed out Tuesday evening to try getting on the hogs - and recover from not seeing any hogs the previous night.
    The weatherman says we have a storm coming, and radar on my phone confirms the inbound weather,
    eta 12mn-1230am... Plenty of time - I hope.
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    My feeder is set to run at 930 & 11pm - so I am in place to watch for critters.
    930pm feeding goes off, and in walks a single hog.
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    It is dead dark out, no moon until about 1220am, cloudy, and wind is favorable in my face - 20-24mph.
    Close the distance to approx. 45-50 yards, and get set up.
    The boar was broadside, but behind the feeder ladder. Beautiful neck shot opportunity, but I wanted to test the Cavity Back MKZ with a frontal chest shot and recover the bullet.
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    I have nearly 14 minutes of video on the SD card - nothing frontal for the test.
    Finally gave up and took a quartering away shot, recovering the rear of the bullet and a single petal from the opposite front quarter. The MKZ shed all three petals...But, dead is dead.



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    I have now designed the 125 grain 30 Cals into 2 different projectiles.
    I suspected you were loosing petals at the speed a 30 Herrett can push it.
    Although as you said, dead is dead.

    Here is the new 30 Cal for the 30 Herrett, .308 etc.
    308 125gr pic.jpg

    Here is the new projectile for the 300 Blackout.
    300 blk 125gr.jpg

    You can still use either however the new harder top projectile will not loose petals in the 30 Herrett.
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    Gotta love a dead hog... even with the needed tweak, still killed it dead! Nice hog down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamaraja View Post
    I have now designed the 125 grain 30 Cals into 2 different projectiles.
    I suspected you were loosing petals at the speed a 30 Herrett can push it.
    Although as you said, dead is dead.

    Here is the new 30 Cal for the 30 Herrett, .308 etc.
    308 125gr pic.jpg

    Here is the new projectile for the 300 Blackout.
    300 blk 125gr.jpg

    You can still use either however the new harder top projectile will not loose petals in the 30 Herrett.
    So far, I have killed (only) 10 hogs with the 125grn MKZ from my 30 Herrett AR.
    No complaints from the hogs - they're dead. No complaint from me either - I like dead hogs!

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    When the pedals on the MKZ do break off, they are heavy enough and carry enough energy to cause significant trauma though vital areas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamaraja View Post
    I have now designed the 125 grain 30 Cals into 2 different projectiles.
    I suspected you were loosing petals at the speed a 30 Herrett can push it.
    Although as you said, dead is dead.

    Here is the new 30 Cal for the 30 Herrett, .308 etc.
    308 125gr pic.jpg

    Here is the new projectile for the 300 Blackout.
    300 blk 125gr.jpg

    You can still use either however the new harder top projectile will not loose petals in the 30 Herrett.
    I assume these are the reworked 300BO bullets after Todd had a little trouble with knockdown/kills out of that 10.5" gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamaraja View Post

    Here is the new projectile for the 300 Blackout.
    300 blk 125gr.jpg
    What is the lowest opening velocity for these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by backwoodsshooter View Post
    What is the lowest opening velocity for these?
    Listed on the website IIRC: 1100

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    Quote Originally Posted by esw004 View Post
    I assume these are the reworked 300BO bullets after Todd had a little trouble with knockdown/kills out of that 10.5" gun?
    This is the first time I've heard knockdown power associated with 300BO. I have a 16" 300BO and the word knockdown hasn't every come to mind when I've been doing bullet tests with it. I can hit steel plates at 265 yards with some healthy hold over but I can't get the plate to "ring" when hit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esw004 View Post
    I assume these are the reworked 300BO bullets after Todd had a little trouble with knockdown/kills out of that 10.5" gun?
    After Todd's 10.5 Blackout tests we decided to go with 2 bullets in 30 cal.
    I will never not go after top performance if its possible to do.
    One bullet will not cover 30 Herrett/308 and also expand as needed at the anemic speeds of the 300 BO.
    So we created a bullet that holds together better at 30 Herrett/308 speeds and one that has massive expansion to as slow as possible while still holding together at speed above what a BO can push it.

    We also used the 300 BO model in the 7.62x39, creating the best possible bullet you can hunt with the that caliber.
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