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Old May 25, 2013, 08:43 PM   #26
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Federal power shock in the blue box has always used different bullets in any given caliber from mostly Speer or Sierra. I used to buy some .25-06 blue box ammo that was loaded with Sierra Pro-hunter 117 grainers.

Does the Deer Thugs ammo have the flat skived tip on the bullet and a flat base? If so it is most likely the Deepcurl.
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Old May 25, 2013, 11:52 PM   #27
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Does the Deer Thugs ammo have the flat skived tip on the bullet and a flat base? If so it is most likely the Deepcurl.
I haven't pulled one of the bullets to check, but I believe the .243's I looked at while at Walmart had the flat skived tip and the same boron nitride coating that the Deep Curl 6mm bullets I have. I have seen other posts stating that that the Deer Thugs have a flat base, also like the Deep Curls I have. Apparently, that is the main difference between the .243 Fusion ammo, which are moly coated, have a boat tail base, and weigh 95 gr. The Deep Curl 6mm bullets are offered in 80 and 90 gr weights, as are the Deer Thugs. The evidence is pretty strong that the Deer Thugs are indeed Deep Curls.
I haven't loaded my Deep Curls yet, but am looking forward to comparing them with the Speer Deep Shoks and Nosler Ballistic Tips I also have on hand. (all 90 gr in weight). Since my Sako A-7 seems to prefer the flat based 70 gr Speer TNT to the semi boat tailed Nosler 70 gr Ballistic Tips, I expect the flat based Deep Curls to perform well. So far, the Deep Shoks haven't been able to match the Ballistic Tips accuracy wise in my rifle. FWIW, the older Federal Power-Shoks group as well or better than my handloads so far. And the factory Fusion loads are not far behind pretty much matching my best handloads so far.
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Old May 26, 2013, 09:11 PM   #28
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JMR 30, in .243 Win. the Deer thugs is a bonded 90 gr deep curl. Blue box Powershocks only come in non bonded 80 and 100 gr.
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