I shot 2 deer with this ammo and they were both spectacular kills at 200 yards. Both deer hit the ground with a cloud of dust just as they had been hit with a canon. There was a very small entry an exit wound but when I gutted the deer, there was a gallon of blood inside and both lungs and the heart were torn. I am sold on Barnes triple shock ammo.I use the same ammo on my 270 and the kills are spectacular.
Reloading for such a legendary caliber has become increasingly difficult in recent times. Only a few companies are producing caliber specific cases; My experience with "custom reloaders" has been less than acceptable, in no small part due to difficulty obtaining and / or sizing cases.Fortunately Federal still produces the caliber with Barnes Triple Shock on top. My recent experience in Africa leads me to believe, thanks to Federal, the once famous caliber has a lot of life in its future!!!
I have purchased some great firearms at reasonable prices through the years. I do check regularly and look for good buys and do not hesitate when it is available. I charge "everything" on my cabelas card so I get points so I can buy at any time. I have not gone to our local cabelas store too often, according to me.