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Jim TomJim Tom Posts: 338 Member
...Or anyone else who uses Sierra 240gr JHC for deer hunting.

About 6 months ago, maybe longer, you were waxing poetic on a post about the accuracy you have gotten with Sierra's JHC's and were planning on using them on game. Have you had a chance to see how they perform yet out of a handgun once the bullet meets meat? I'm working a load up with them for hunting this year, and so far they seem alot softer than Hornady's XTP's when both are pushed to around 1350-1400 ft/sec.

I was wondering how they behaved when they hit bone.

Thanks for any insight you can give!


  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Not yet, but it's getting packed for my upcoming mule deer hunt. To be fair, it's going to be a slim chance I get to use it since it's a backup/opportunity gun alongside the .243 Tikka I am using, and mule deer isn't exactly what one would call "close range" hunting in many, if not most, cases. But, if I don't get a chance to try it on meat this year, it will be coming out for whitetail next year. Sorry I can't give you a bette report than that yet. With any luck, I'll have a muley at 100 yards or less and at that distance, I am 100% confident in this load's accuracy. Terminal performance will be the question and hopefully I'll have you a good answer. Based on it's ability to blow clean through about 6 wet phonebooks, I know it will handle the soft tissue penetration, but as you said, bone is always the real test.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • Jim TomJim Tom Posts: 338 Member
    Thanks for your reply. I'm hoping to try it out this year on a Ky whitetail launched from a Super Redhawk (7 1/2") equipped with an Ultradot scope. I'll post results if successfull.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    Please do. If you get a kill, see if you can get some pics of the terminal effects. I don't mind a little gore to get the picture of how thnings behaved when the bullet hit.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
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