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PHOTO: Squirrel, Headshot, H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme, .177

Forums Hunting PHOTO: Squirrel, Headshot, H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme, .177

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    After having done a massive ballistics study of 39 pellets, I got two kills on pest squirrels helping themselves to the garden.

    I used the Crosman Destroyer first, since it has the awesome combination of hollow point inpact, followed by pointed pellet wound channel.   One shot to the head did most of the work, but it took a second shot to finish the job.

    The second squirrel I used H&N’s Baracuda Hunter Extreme, and WOW.  One shot and it was instant lights-out, straight to sleep, no twitching.   Easy to see why when you look at its expansion behavior.

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    the more i use H N the more i like them

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    WOW  !!!  I had just finished a similar test but not as comprehensive as yours and came to the very same conclusion.  The H & N are the very best.   Another thing that surprised me was their power through plywood. Using a 5/8  plywood backstop with several layers of plastic sign material and cardboard for a target stand they tore an impressive hole.  Oh by the way they are very very accurate. 
    Thanks for the report..  

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    Im going to glycerin test my hollow points, and cast the channels in resin.  should yield far better info than before.  resin is damn expensive and supposedly it gets warm, so we’ll see how it fares.

    If all goes well, I may be having some really cool paper weights.  If if doesn’t… I wont.

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    WOW  !!!  I had just finished a similar test but not as comprehensive as yours and came to the very same conclusion.  The H & N are the very best.   Another thing that surprised me was their power through plywood. Using a 5/8  plywood backstop with several layers of plastic sign material and cardboard for a target stand they tore an impressive hole.  Oh by the way they are very very accurate. 
    Thanks for the report..  

    
What gun / caliber / pellet were you using?  They went through your plywood??

    i use a one inch plyboard – i think its an inch.    Whatever the thickest square is at Lowe’s.

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    jonny                    
What gun / caliber / pellet were you using?  They went through your plywood??i use a one inch plyboard – i think its an inch.    Whatever the thickest s

    I am using a 177 Coyote….  (bsa) @ 20 yards.

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    I got some hunter extreme’s coming today in the mail,  looking forward to trying these beauties!

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    I got similar results for the testing I did last year.  They are solid performers out to 30 yards (I’m using .177 and .22) but their pattern starts to open up after that in my guns, where the Exacts are still pellet on pellet at 50 yards.  Beyond 50 yards, I’d rather hit them with an Exact than miss with a Hunter Extreme.

    From left to right, JSB Exact, Crossman Hollow point, H&N Terminator, H&N Hunter Extreme.  No question which expands best.  The Exacts will often pass though pests up close where the Hunter Extreme is often still in the pest.


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    I’ve got the H&N Baracuda Hunter Extreme .177 pellets for my Sig Sauer MCX.  Haven’t tried them yet, but good to know how effective they are.  

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