Skip to comments.Speer Bullets - Covering Hunting Bases
Posted on 12/12/2018 5:00:27 AM PST by w1n1
Speer's Grand Slam expands well, is available for cartridges from .243 to .375 for midsized, arge game.
It was the last day of the New York firearm deer season, and I had been having a rough go of it. To be honest, it was one of the worst seasons I'd ever had; I began to believe that all the antlered deer had been rounded up and shipped to a different part of the world.
The morning had been spent watching the gray squirrels doing squirrelly things, and I sat rather melancholy after lunch, wondering if one more hunt was even a bearable proposition.
In the name of perseverance, I laced up my Schnee's, grabbed my familiar old Ruger .308 Winchester, and headed to that little gully behind my fathers house that the deer love to use as a funnel to head out to the orchards just before dark.
The afternoon whiled away, with that last hour of light arriving like a beacon of failure for the season.
With 20 minutes left on the clock, a corpulent old doe, all by her lonesome, wound down the gully and finally offered a shot at just over 60 yards. The Ruger 77 came to shoulder quickly, as it had done so many times before, and a single 150-grain Speer Grand Slam bullet changed the outcome of my season.
VERNON SPEER STARTED THE bullet company that would bear his name 75 years ago, filling the demand for component projectiles during World War II, using spent .22 Long Rifle cases as the jacket material for his bullets. The company would go on to become a household name in the reloading world, with Vernons bullets being used by a good number of the top outdoor writers of the day, including his friend Jack O'Connor.
The Speer Grand Slam is designed to be a strong bullet, fully capable of withstanding the high impact velocities of magnum cartridges, yet still giving the necessary expansion for a quick, humane kill.
Speer's patented Hot-Cor technology, which pours molten lead alloy into a drawn, copper alloy jacket of proper dimensions, is employed for the Grand Slam bullet. Read the rest of Speer Bullets.
I now use a Speer 250 grain Hot-Cor out of my 35 Whelen as my Elk hunting bullet. It really puts them down.
I use Speer Hot-Cor Bullets 35 Caliber 180 Grain Flat Nose in my Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. Very accurate and lots of knock down punch.
I get sub 1 3 shot groups regularly (lever gun carbines tend to string vertically when hot so I keep it to three shots before letting it cool).
Or Nosler partition.
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