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What R spitzer bullets

Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 06:02:24 PM »
Ron,

A couple of month ago I spent an evening sawing cross sections of all the bullet types I have in stock. Good homework.
Since I am a plumber by trade it only makes sense to me that bonded bullets would use a soldering type process, lead to join copper. Heat + flux + copper+ lead = soldered joint. The flux, or soldering paste prevents oxidation and of course the material being soldered must be clean. You can always spot a lazy plumbers copper joints because they turn green from not being wiped clean after the job.
James
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Weatherby 300 - spitzer bullets - 180 gr - for moose?
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2012, 01:50:19 PM »
My Lazermark prefers the ammo from Weatherby 300 - spitzer bullets - 180 gr.
Very good grouping at 200 yards.
I am going moose hunting in Newfounland this fall.
Is Spitzer 180 a good bullet for moose?

Carbonne

Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2012, 02:24:51 PM »
Carbone if it were me i would use a tougher bullet on moose. I would sugest a 180gr partion or an accubound or even a barnes tsx or ttsx. The norma spitzer would be ok for brodside shots going between ribs but if you need to penetrate bone that is where the others will be best. but that is just me. I wish you luck on your hunt.
Derrill
Good Hunting And Shooting To all
Derrill

Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2012, 03:34:31 PM »
spitzer / spire point bulletts were developed initally by the germans and french to retain more downrange velocity and less drop..spitzer is derived from german spitzgeschob meaning simply pointy bullet...the french army began using them in 1898,the germans in 1904 and the us in 1906. spitzer bulletts are aerodynamicaly superior  downrange and drop less and retain more velocity and energy then round or flatnose with the boattail spitzer retaining a little more then the flatbase.
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2012, 05:35:31 PM »
Thanks PurpleFox66.....you are confirming my doubt.
Despite the fact that my Lazermark does not group as well with Nosler Partition - like you I think it'll be a better choice!

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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2012, 06:55:24 AM »
My Lazermark prefers the ammo from Weatherby 300 - spitzer bullets - 180 gr.
Very good grouping at 200 yards.
I am going moose hunting in Newfounland this fall.
Is Spitzer 180 a good bullet for moose?

Carbonne

Plain old lead core bullets have been taking moose without problems for generations, and that's not about to change anytime soon.  Guaranteed more moose will be dropped this season with them than all the premium bullets combined.  A big ol' 180gn masher will knock down damn near anything on this continent .  The advantages to the premium bullets are that you may be able to take that quartering towards shot or an obstructed shoulder shot that you might normally pass on with a lesser bullet, and the biggest advantage is that recovery distance may be reduced, but the end result  is the same...  Meat in the freezer.  The most important thing is confidence in your equipment , what you need to decide is whether you get that confidence from the better accuracy or the better bullet, neither answer is wrong.
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #21 on: July 09, 2012, 09:31:14 AM »
My .257 really likes the 100 grain Spitzers. I would love to try them out on something.
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2012, 01:44:24 PM »
did a quick write up on the ammo forum in regards to the 275 WBY Norma spitzers, here:

http://www.weatherbynation.com/spikecamp/conversation/26/257wby-100gn-norma-sp-factory-ammo-performance-review/0/
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2012, 02:03:03 PM »
oops double post
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2012, 03:13:43 PM »
Rockville,
I can tell you that the 257 100 grain spitzer turns yotes inside out, I completely destroyed a hand fully this past winter from ranges of 100 to 350 yards.............very nice performer for the price

Terry
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2012, 03:24:20 PM »
That is good to know because I will be using them this fall and winter on coyotes
Chris Kiefner

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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2012, 07:21:38 PM »
Now that i own a box of these130 gr spitzer bullets for my mule deer and white tail hunt for this coming month. Cant wait to zerro it in on target out on the range and find out how my 270 weatherby handles them in groups as well. Would i need to be 2 inches high at 100 yards or 1 inch high with this grain. Anybody have any past experiences with these 130 grain.
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Re: What R spitzer bullets
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2012, 04:56:37 PM »
I bought five boxes of the 270 Weatherby 130g spitzer ammunition. It was cheaper than buyin empty brass.   They shoot into 0.5 MOA in my 1950s vintage Mark V.   I'm sure they'll be fine for deer, elk or black bear.  Anything bigger and I'll load 160g Partitions at 3100 fps.