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Sorry this took so long Maybe I should pay attention!! I've had excellent luck w/ a Rapine 408336 that I got from BACO maybe 8 yrs. ago. Have used it on antelope and mule deer. 1 shot=1DOA animal
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I have not used a 40 cal for hunting but I have used a 45-70 extensively. I have found that soft (30-1 or 40-1) alloys work best and that flat pointed slugs work better than round nose ones. I use a RCBS 325 FP for deer and pigs and a Lyman 405 gr FP for elk and bear. I have been using these bullets for over 20 years and have killed quite a few animals with them. All loads were loaded with black powder.
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