Would just like to give you some feedback on your bullets.
See attached pictures of a Rhino180grain soft point shot out my .300 wm on a warthog at 80m.
Hugely impressed with bullet performance!
Picture 1 (“Both Shots): The less expanded one is the 380gr Rhino recovered from my full frontal chest shot on Buffalo Bull at about 60m in 2013. The more expanded one is literally a point blank insurance shot into the buffalo behind the right shoulder, through the heart, opposite shoulder & was recovered under the skin on the far shoulder. Load was duplex load of 31,5gr S335 & 31,5gr S365 for 2185fps out of my 24” SAKO .375 H&H Barrel. Winchester Magnum Primer.
Picture 2 (“Rhino 270gr Eland”) The more expanded bullet (270gr) was taken from first standing Eland Bull at 200m. This was behind the shoulder, but travelled traversely through the rumen & recovered under the far skin. The less expanded 270gr Rhino was recovered from running Eland Bull #2 at 250m. This was a Heart shot & recovered under the opposite shoulder skin. Load was 65gr S335 for 2575fps out of my 24” SAKO .375 H&H Barrel. Winchester Magnum Primer.
Picture 3 (“IMG_5745”): Is the Elands heart after the less expanded bullet hit it. The 270gr Rhinos were bought many years ago by my Father, so they are early Generation (Batch 254). I find that at distances over 220m, they seem to still be very hard & expand much less due to the decreased velocity. Don’t get me wrong, they still work outstandingly, but I would like a bigger wound channel. However I cannot increase my S335 load any further, I use Quickload Ballistics Software & any load of S335 above 65gr puts me into the pink zone as far as pressure. Therefore I am experimenting with S355, which according to the ballistics software I can get another 100-150fps without exceeding the pressure limits onto the pink zone. I believe this slight increase in velocity will allow more expansion of the 270gr at distances between 220-300m.
Yes it’s a 180 grain Rhino Solid Shank bullet in caliber 30-06.
Bullet retrieved from the shoulder of a Blue Wildebeast.
Loaded to 835 m/sek or 2,740 fps.
This is the one of the best bullets I use.
I use Rhino bullets in several calibers such as; 6,5×55, 7x57R, 3006, 9,3×62 and 375 H&H Mag
Lives in Selsverket, Oppland, Norway
Penetrator at 746 meters per second at distance of 168 meters
Bonded at 774 meters per second at distance of 130 meters .
Both shot at blue wildebeest