The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Hunt

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 19, 2017, 01:16 PM   #1
jfruser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 6, 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 130
Privi Partisan Soft Point Rifle Ammunition

Howdy:

What is the consensus on Privi Partisan soft point ammo for hunting?

I was wondering if Privi Partisan soft points performed reasonably or were rubbish for bringing down deer/hog sized game.

I don't expect monometal or bonded SP performance, but merely old school cup & core SP.
__________________
Regards, jfruser
"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."----George Orwell
jfruser is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 02:04 PM   #2
Blindstitch
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 14, 2013
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 2,102
Should work just fine. I guess the real question is what are you shooting that Privi seems to be your option?
Blindstitch is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 02:30 PM   #3
rickyrick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 15, 2010
Posts: 5,864
Last time I used that was I think in 303brit. Was several years ago, details are sketchy. Seemed like it worked like any soft point.
rickyrick is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 02:48 PM   #4
jfruser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 6, 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 130
Blindstitch:

Lemme see...

Yugo M48 Mauser in 8x57
Turk Mauser in 8x57
Swiss Schmidt-Rubin in 7.5Swiss
Swede M96/38 Mauser in 6.5x55

The last I can get good hunting ammo several places. 8x57 and 7.5Swiss, not so much. The domestic 8x57 is weak tea.

Looking to take deer or feral hogs at moderate ranges.

My main worry was that the SP in PPU would not open up. Sounds like that is no worry.
__________________
Regards, jfruser
"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."----George Orwell
jfruser is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 06:00 PM   #5
thallub
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,411
The Privi Partisan 286 grain 9.3X62mm soft point load drops big hogs in their tracks.
thallub is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 06:54 PM   #6
Wyosmith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2010
Location: Shoshoni Wyoming
Posts: 2,013
thallub, are those 9.3 rounds holding together well, or do they fragment?
Have you hit bone with any?
Details man......detail!
Wyosmith is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 07:44 PM   #7
Duster340
Member
 
Join Date: December 27, 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 76
Their 303 British 150 gr SPBT does the trick. Accurate and seems fairly stout.

Last edited by Duster340; April 19, 2017 at 08:34 PM.
Duster340 is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 10:12 PM   #8
Rmart30
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 20, 2008
Posts: 578
PPU is my go to "off season" ammo

I use it in 243, 7mm08 and 308 for hogs and varmits.

Work just fine on those for me.

It does shoot a little dirty, and I havent tried any long range accuracy test on it, but it does ok grouping at 100 yards.
Rmart30 is offline  
Old April 19, 2017, 10:45 PM   #9
TruthTellers
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 22, 2016
Posts: 461
I know this is rifle ammo, but I've seen enough evidence that PPU JHP pistol ammo won't expand for anything. Thus, I don't trust PPU to expand at all even if it were soft points in a rifle cartridge.

Personally, I see PPU as a nice, accurate factory loaded range ammo and also offers factory ammo for really unpopular or uncommon cartridges.
TruthTellers is offline  
Old April 20, 2017, 08:38 PM   #10
thallub
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,411
Quote:
Details man......detail!
The 286 grain 9.3X62mm bullets go through both shoulders of 300 pound hogs leaving big exit holes.
thallub is offline  
Old April 21, 2017, 09:54 AM   #11
Wyosmith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2010
Location: Shoshoni Wyoming
Posts: 2,013
At 300 pounds, I'd assume it's doing well. Did you hit the bones?
Also when you butchered, was there many copper or lead fragments to clean up?

Most of the 9.3s have muzzle velocities of 2450 and less with 286 grain bullets, and impact velocities are going to be lower the farther away the game animal is. At lower speeds the fragmenting effect is usually going to be less but not all bullets are made equal.

For example, the Speer 270 grain bullets are very very poor. Super accurate, but I have now killed 12 deer and antelope with them and the failures are impossible to miss. Hits have been from 25 yards out to 375 yards.
Here is the worst one of them all. This is all that was left of one when I hit a very small whitetail buck in the spine (shooting down a steep hill at about 60 yards) and the bullet would was less then 5 inches deep.



Speer advertises this bullet as suitable for large and dangerous game.
I think such an advertisement is criminal. This is the kind of bullet that causes horror stories against dangerous animals.
I am hoping PPU is doing a lot better job with their 9.3MM Bullet

Last edited by Wyosmith; April 21, 2017 at 10:01 AM.
Wyosmith is offline  
Old April 22, 2017, 08:31 AM   #12
thallub
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 20, 2007
Location: South Western OK
Posts: 2,411
Quote:
Did you hit the bones?
Yes, every time i've shot a hog.

Quote:
Also when you butchered, was there many copper or lead fragments to clean up?
Never butchered one: i have field dressed and skinned a couple. Have also taken the back straps and hams off several. Never found any fragments.
thallub is offline  
Old April 22, 2017, 09:11 AM   #13
ligonierbill
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 20, 2007
Posts: 1,212
I was just about to test some 9.3 Speer 270s. Guess I'll keep 'em on the range!
ligonierbill is offline  
Old April 22, 2017, 11:36 AM   #14
Crankylove
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 8, 2008
Location: The land of green Jello and vanilla icecream
Posts: 1,452
I've shot a decent amount through my .270.

Bought it for the brass mostly, cause it was cheaper to buy their loaded ammo than empty new brass, and it's pretty good brass.

Shot well for me, and I'd have no reservations about using it again. I've also shot some in my .22 Hornet with no issues.
__________________
The answer to 1984 is 1776
Crankylove is offline  
Old April 22, 2017, 08:44 PM   #15
Wyosmith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2010
Location: Shoshoni Wyoming
Posts: 2,013
Thanks Thallub.
Wyosmith is offline  
Old April 23, 2017, 06:26 PM   #16
jfruser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 6, 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 130
I have learned more than i expected. Thanks to all who have shared.
jfruser is offline  
Old April 24, 2017, 01:08 PM   #17
Hdonly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 5, 2013
Location: NW Florida Panhandle
Posts: 150
You can also get PPU SPRN in 7.62x39. Just bought some, but I haven't tried it yet.

__________________
Everything is a conspiracy!
Hdonly is offline  
Old April 24, 2017, 02:13 PM   #18
jfruser
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 6, 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 130
Hdonly:

That is the fattest & roundest soft point I have ever seen on a 7.62x39.
__________________
Regards, jfruser
"We have now sunk to a depth at which re-statement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."----George Orwell
jfruser is offline  
Old April 24, 2017, 05:30 PM   #19
Gunplummer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 11, 2010
Location: South East Pa.
Posts: 3,208
I load 150 gr Remington RNCL in mine. Had to go to Speer because I can't get Remingtons.
Gunplummer is offline  
Old April 24, 2017, 06:26 PM   #20
Wyosmith
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 29, 2010
Location: Shoshoni Wyoming
Posts: 2,013
Yeah, I have not been able to get the Remington bullets I used to get either. I think Remington is REALLY missing the boat in not supplying the reloaders with their full line. They have been in troubles lately with law suits over triggers, and I would have guessed that making up some cash with the full line of bullets would be a wise business move.

But in the last 50 years or so, Remington seems to run from wisdom like it was a bob cat and they were mice.
Wyosmith is offline  
Old Yesterday, 06:25 AM   #21
Jack O'Conner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 11, 2005
Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,743
Last year, my daughter hunted with this ammo loaded into her .243 rifle. A six point buck presented a shot at about 80 yards or so and her bullet did the rest. The buck bounded away at the shot but toppled in mid-stride after a run about the length of a school bus. This ammo is a keeper!

Jack
__________________
Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.
Jack O'Conner is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.12417 seconds with 9 queries