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#6565333 - 11/30/16 08:30 AM Speer Gand Slams
Chuck McDonald Offline
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Loading some 100gr Speer Grand Slams for my 6mm Remington. Haven't heard much about them but I am looking for a replacement for the corelokts I have been using through the years in that rifle. Anyone have any experience with them.

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#6565350 - 11/30/16 08:37 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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I could be mistaken Chuck, but I believe Speer has discontinued the GS. Double-check that to be sure...but if your luck is anything like mine they'll shoot like a house afire and you'll never find another box of them!

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#6565375 - 11/30/16 08:47 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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I just checked myself, and I AM mistaken. Maybe it was a particular GS that had been discontinued...carry on!

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#6565402 - 11/30/16 08:56 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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I never see much for speer bullet offerings and have never loaded any of them. I can recoment either aa 100 grain nosler partition or 100 grain sierra prohunter, both have given me great results. Shot a 100 lb doe through both shoulders with the my 243 and 100 grain prohunter on Saturday two busted shoulders full penetration good exit and a short track.
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#6565629 - 11/30/16 10:35 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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I have used Speer Hot Core bullets in various 30 cal applications and have always been impressed with the results. The GS is a tougher version of the hot core so I would expect solid results on game.

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#6565882 - 11/30/16 01:17 PM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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My 6mm is the only rifle I own that I have not reloaded for. One of my dads best friends was a gunsmith in Gilmer that built it for me back in 1972. Truth is it has always shot 100gr corelokts sub-moa. The problem is I am tired of rationing ammo for it. First batch is over IMR 4350, looks like rain this weekend so might be awhile before I see results.

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#6566056 - 11/30/16 03:15 PM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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I've had limited but very successful experience at moderate velocity with the 180 grain GS in a .300 SAUM. In the .243 caliber bullets, I've been very a happy with the performance of the 105 grain HotCore, again at moderate velocities, on hogs, some of considerable size. I've never found the GS to be a target bullet, but the performance on game has been satisfactory. I guess this is just a way of saying that I think you'll be happy with the on target performance for reasonable applications.

The 180 grain GS:


The 105 grain HotCore:
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#6566175 - 11/30/16 04:07 PM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
BIGDOG1956 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
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A grand slam holds together well. It is speer's premium bullet for mule deer and elk. I have found that It works well for me.

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#6566737 - 11/30/16 11:01 PM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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The original GS was a double chamber bullet like the Nosler Partition, and discontinued ummm loong time ago.

I've used Hot Cores since the '80's mostly in 270's - bought out a dealer in Lousiana one time at about $2-$3 a box and bought all he had in couple calibers or styles & made the already overloaded Suburban squat - and other under 3000 MV guns and always been satisfied with their On Game performance & decent but not stellar accuracy. IMO They are not a target bullet & don't make that claim.

I used to use 270gr Hot Cores in my 9.3x62 and the CZ could stack them in the same hole 5 at a time if I was doing my part...and a real thumper on game, with little or no meat damage.

Got some 120 gr 6.5's I used to put thru a Swede at max max MV's that were close to Sierra PH's acccuracy wise & a little tougher with nice consistent thru & thru's on WTails .

Found a source for some Fusion's that've been commrcially pulled from factory ammo, or sold in bulk as Blems occasionally and am looking forward to trying them when I burn up what I've got on the shelf.
Ron
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#6567024 - 12/01/16 09:13 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
HandgunHTR Offline
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Registered: 11/10/14
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I load the 100 grain Grand Slams in my 243 Win. It has performed solidly for me on multiple whitetails. I have never recovered a bullet from a deer yet, but every deer shot with them has been put in the dirt within 50 yards of where they were standing when shot.
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#6567049 - 12/01/16 09:20 AM Re: Speer Gand Slams [Re: Chuck McDonald]
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thanks guys

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