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Chad was right #7018421
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Last year asked if 240 gr XTP HP with 23 gr WIN. 296 in 44 mag from my Marlin 1894 would be ok for deer. He said it was, this week hammered two, a cull 5 point and 9 point, they never took a step. Both were neck shots at 70-80 yards.

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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
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Have none, 5 pointer had one antler hanging down, it was just loose not even connected to the skull. 9 pointer was 17 1/4 outside but not much mass.

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Originally Posted By: fmrmbmlm
Last year asked if 240 gr XTP HP with 23 gr WIN. 296 in 44 mag from my Marlin 1894 would be ok for deer. He said it was, this week hammered two, a cull 5 point and 9 point, they never took a step. Both were neck shots at 70-80 yards.


Love it!! Glad to hear! I have taken several deer and many pigs with my Marlin lever gun in 44 mag with 240 XTP. I'm glad it worked well for you!!



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I've shot a lot of deer with a 14" TC Contender in .44 mag, many with the Hornady XTP 240 gr bullet. In my opinion inside 100 yards it kills deer quicker than a .30-06 with 150 gr corlokts. They usually drop within sight and no tracking is necessary. Usually have a little tracking with the .30-06.

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Originally Posted By: fmrmbmlm
Last year asked if 240 gr XTP HP with 23 gr WIN. 296 in 44 mag from my Marlin 1894 would be ok for deer. He said it was, this week hammered two, a cull 5 point and 9 point, they never took a step. Both were neck shots at 70-80 yards.


That's my go-to load for the 44 mag except with H110, same same.


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Have been shooting 240 grain XTPs out of my .44 Mag 12Ē Encore pistol for a lot of years. As noted above, it is bad medicine on deer. Rarely have one take more than a step or two after impact. Donít recall having to track any of them.

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Going to try this load out, generally use 2400, 250gr cast bullets and standard primers for my 44mag.

Are you guys using magnum primers?


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Originally Posted By: chalet
Are you guys using magnum primers?


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Cool, thanks.


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What speed are yall getting with this load?


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Rule #1. Chad is ALWAYS right

Rule #2. If Chad is wrong...refer to rule #1.


This goes for ME too peep

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Originally Posted By: Teal28
What speed are yall getting with this load?
Don't have a chrony, have used this load for years in my Redhawk and my Marlin with cast bullets, just a nice shooting load.

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