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Ranger seems to be a pretty good option for a optimal wound cavity, I plan on going boar hunting with a bow and I think I will be taking my m&p with for added comfort. Are these bullets really as good as they are hyped up to be, or would a golden saber, a hydra shock, or a gold dot be a better option? Also, I think I will be going with the 147 or so grain option and about as much powder behind it as I can safely go. Number one I know this is about the worst caliber to be lugging around, but hey it beats a rock. Number two, how much powder can I place behind the 147 and still be safe.
 

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koumiss45 said:
Ranger seems to be a pretty good option for a optimal wound cavity, I plan on going boar hunting with a bow and I think I will be taking my m&p with for added comfort. Are these bullets really as good as they are hyped up to be, or would a golden saber, a hydra shock, or a gold dot be a better option?
Depends on what the hype was. It's not a magic bullet, but Ranger T-series loads are among the best for self defense (depending on the caliber) along with a few others, some Golden Sabers are good and some Gold Dots are good (again depending on caliber). Hydra-shoks are not considered among the top performers.



Also, I think I will be going with the 147 or so grain option and about as much powder behind it as I can safely go. Number one I know this is about the worst caliber to be lugging around, but hey it beats a rock. Number two, how much powder can I place behind the 147 and still be safe.
Ramping up fps does not necessarily increase performance and may actually defeat the purpose.
 

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I understand that, but in the case of the gold dots I have read somewhere that you really have to make em hit hard in order to get optimal expansion.
 

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Also, is the 147 going the right way in my mp9? Would a equally hot 124 gr. produce similar results at the 20yd mark? I can't find anywhere where I can purchase just the bullets for the RAT9...is this impossible or what. I found golden sabers and a lot of other things including a barnes that looked pretty good, but I couldn't find the RAT's... I would really love to give them a shot (literally)
 

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I understand that, but in the case of the gold dots I have read somewhere that you really have to make em hit hard in order to get optimal expansion.
JHPs in general are designed to work at a certain velocity. Ramping up the velocity may push the round beyond its limits. There's no need to run Gold Dots at a higher fps than Speer does.



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Also, is the 147 going the right way in my mp9? Would a equally hot 124 gr. produce similar results at the 20yd mark?
147gr will run fine in your fullsize.



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I can't find anywhere where I can purchase just the bullets for the RAT9...is this impossible or what.
They are not available. For the record, it is RA9T.
 

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Thanks chooch, will the winchester RA9T perform well upon a medium skinned game such as boar, or as well as a 9mm will perform
 

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Thanks chooch, will the winchester RA9T perform well upon a medium skinned game such as boar, or as well as a 9mm will perform
Four legged targets are not my thing. I don't understand enough of the variables to say one way or another.
 

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I would recomend hardball if you truly want a backup for your Bow in a boar hunt. If you have studied boar hunting, as you should before hunting them with a bow, you would know their skin is thin but they have rather tough zones that demand a bit more poundage than the typical White Tail deer to put down. Over penetration is not a real problem when hunting as it is for personal defense in a crowd.



Have fun but watch out for the mad boar. Sows can get you too.



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Thanks TOF... I appreciate the confidence, I turned my bow from 66 for whitetail up to 71 for some added punch, I also am leaving the rage broadheads at home and instead am opting for a set of fixed blades. The new question is where can I get the Golden Saber in a 500 rd box ( or 100's) in a 124 grain. Midway is out, so who else is good for this? I talked to my father and I think I am going to take his Kimber .45 with, this comforted me greatly.
 

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Thanks TOF... I appreciate the confidence, I turned my bow from 66 for whitetail up to 71 for some added punch, I also am leaving the rage broadheads at home and instead am opting for a set of fixed blades. The new question is where can I get the Golden Saber in a 500 rd box ( or 100's) in a 124 grain. Midway is out, so who else is good for this? I talked to my father and I think I am going to take his Kimber .45 with, this comforted me greatly.


GS are not hard to find...if not available locally to you, most of the online gun websites carry them...



As to bulk purchases, I'm not sure...I've never seen them in anything but the conventional 25-Rd boxes...



Good luck on your hunt...
 

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When the hunt is over post a picture of your World Record Russian Boar.



I have always wanted to hunt Boar with the Bow but haven't done so yet. I have taken Elk with my Recurve though. They don't usualy fight back like hogs do.



If you take the 45 I still recomend hardball for the hogs. If you have to use it, shoot till it stops moving same as for BG's.



Enjoy



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Ranger SXT Ammo is Available

Contact Jerry Kirkpatrick at [email protected]



He normally carries a full line of Ranger ammo.

RA9T - 9mm 147gr - $20.00 Plus many more.



He is a great guy and a pleasure to do business with. Recommend him highly for your Ranger

ammo needs.
 

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