I would like to give some feedback on the Peregrine PlainsMaster Bullets that I used on a hunting trip over the past long weekend.
I have a Musgrave .308 Varminter and have develop a competition load for it with a 150 grain Peregrine Match Bullet. After I achieved my load from 44.5 grain S335 with a velocity of 2 830 feet per second, I loaded the Peregrine PlainsMaster identically for hunting purposes. The groupings that I achieved were as follows: 120 yards – 0.44 inches; 220 yards – 0.75 inches; and 330 yards – 1.6 inches.
We went hunting in Alma and I had a zebra on my hunting list at the start of the hunt. It was still early in the day when we encountered the first herd of zebra. I scanned carefully through the herd in search of a large stallion with a beautiful coat. The shot rang. I shot the zebra right in the front of the head, directly under the eye. It didn’t seem llike he had even heard the shot, as the light went out of his eyes immediately and he dropped to the ground on the spot. Fortunately I was able to recover the bullet at the back of the neck just under the skin and I was very impressed with the even distribution of the mushroom it had formed.
I knew that the Peregrine PlainsMaster with its mono metal construction would perform well when hitting the target, but I didn’t expect that it would perform quite so well. At that velocity, most bonded bullets would have broken up and other monolithic bullets’ “petals” would have broken up. The weight retention of 140.4 grains equaled 93.6%. The mushroom’s diameter measured 12.59 mm at its widest points.
Thanks Peregrine Bullets for an excellent product. I can’t wait to go hunting with the Peregrine BushMaster in my 9.3 x 62.