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Thread: Anyone heard of a 3.5 inch bpe cartridge - 11.88x90?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diz View Post
    The only reason for snow in winter is to test bullets! Diz
    ....and cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and tracking critters....

    That bullet being of the Express type, ie, light for caliber, and hollow pointed it might stop in a snow ball. 'Course if the ball is big enough it will stop. Then Montana snow is not as wet and dense as ours. Diz, did you ever try your 450/400 in a snowball? I would think it would not hesitate going all the way through.

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    sharps, yes I suppose all those other things could be done with snow too!

    I have extensively tested my 450/400 NE in snow usually the wet eastern kind that packs very well. Ten to twelve FEET of penetration is usual for a good soft point like a Woodleigh and will stay straight. You need a lot of snowballs!

    thanks, Diz

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    Geezo Pete!! That sounds more like a "snow beam"!!!

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    Snow beam indeed! Here are a couple of pictures to let you see what this test does. The perfect mushroom is a 450-400 Woodliegh 400 grain soft point that penetrated between 10 and 12 feet straight as an arrow. The other shall remain unnamed as a well known custom bullet maker and the same caliber and weight. It exited through the side about five feet in. I was lucky to find it because I happened to see where it hit in the snow down range. It was the only one that I found that day. Which would you use on dangerous game?

    450-400 Woodleigh Test.jpg


    450-400 Test Fail.jpg


    By the way I don't actually use snowballs anymore but make a sort of snow wheel by rolling it up like a cinnamon bun maybe a foot thick and three or so feet in diameter. It's about all the weight I can handle but it is easy to roll them up against each other without any space in between. I use a metal detector to find the bullets before I dig into it. The whole thing started with a friend shooting a snowman with a 44 mag and I went digging for the bullets. Well they had all blown to fragments after a very short penetration. Not good!

    thanks, Diz

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