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Offline donderkop

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Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« on: July 09, 2010, 11:55:33 AM »
Was wondering. What difference as far as killing impact will one have if you use a) H&N Field Target pellets[sharp edge on domed head] and b)hollow points{eg Crossman ]? Would there be any difference?
Weight in both cases more or less 8.4g and lets use a .177 ???

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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 06:29:32 AM »
FT more penetration , HP more deformation.
use the FT, though both will kill if u get the zone.

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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 08:52:46 AM »
Pass through is my biggest issue on most shots at starlings or pigeons (30 yrds and usually much less). As such, HP's are my pellet of choice, though I think the CPHP's are a bit too hard and round. I really like the Crow Mags, or the Silver Bears. Bear in mind that I'm using a Big Cat so they're coming out pretty hot.

On the other hand, if accuracy is your biggest issue and/or you aren't shooting so fast, I'd focus on a pellet that's consistently accurate, which is probably going to be a better quality domed pellet.
When hunting zombie starlings, there are two approaches. The first approach is the "Double-Tap". The alternative is cutting their heads off and putting toothpicks through their hearts.

It's your choice.

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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 01:42:51 PM »
I did some testing and the Crosman/Discovery Hollowpoints don't deform anymore than a regular Domed pellet the cavity is just too small, The Crow Magnums on the other hand do deform quite a bit  ;)
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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 02:44:50 PM »
I love the CPHP's in both .177 and .22 for hunting but I've always just considered them as a regular domed pellet.  The "dimple" in the tip of the dome really doesn't expand much, if at all.  They tend to be a bit harder than the standard CPL domes which I like for hunting...

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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 04:50:01 PM »
I think we're all of about the same mind on this.

BTW, good to see you again, Jeff.

OT, is there a way to search the archive? For some reason it wouldn't let me log in and I can't seem to search. There's a lot of old gold back there.
When hunting zombie starlings, there are two approaches. The first approach is the "Double-Tap". The alternative is cutting their heads off and putting toothpicks through their hearts.

It's your choice.

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Re: Hollow points v H&N Field Targets
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 05:12:00 PM »
The "Old GTA" link at the top of each page should get you in.  I just tried it and it worked.

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