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    Impressive Expansion

    I know this really doesn't have much to do with open carry. I just thought this was a great conversation piece. With the snow now melted at the range I was walking out to place a target and about 75 yards from the firing line I found this bullet just laying on the ground. I have only seen bullets like this in advertisements. After looking at it closer I noticed there are no rifling marks on it so I am guessing it came out of a muzzle loader with a sabot. Does anyone know what brand of bullet this would be? It looks like it might possibly be a Barnes all copper bullet. I find it very impressive that the snow opened the bullet up like this. I know it would do some serious damage to whatever was hit by it.
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    Not sure on the brand, but that is very cool.
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    I cannot ID the ammo either but check out the expansion on these bad boys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fvUhGp0mRc

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    Barnes or Hornady would be my guess.

    If you know someone that reloads they can toss it on the scale and mic it
    to tell ya rough caliber and weight.

    As much as it opened up there appears to be less then 5% weight loss

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    Quote Originally Posted by LR Yote 312 View Post
    Barnes or Hornady would be my guess.

    If you know someone that reloads they can toss it on the scale and mic it
    to tell ya rough caliber and weight.

    As much as it opened up there appears to be less then 5% weight loss

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    being conservative that it is probably a 300gr slug, from that pic you picked out 15gr that might be missing? lol

    j/k

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    Looks like a .40 cal barnes to me. Based on the size of a nickel. If so it's probably a 180gr XPB.
    Great bullets.
    I load Barnes TSX and TTSX bullets in my .300 Weatherby Mag.

    If it came from a muzzleloader it is probably a 195gr "Expander MZ"
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    good call, i should have clicked the picture, i was assuming it was a quarter

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