This is exceptional ammunition, both in terminal effectiveness and long range performance.
On a Cape buffalo hunt in the Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania in Sept., 2006, I took a 2000 lb. animal with one shot to the heart at around 100 yards. The bullet penetrated the left shoulder, the right and left ribcages, both lungs, and the top of the heart at the arterial juncture. The animal dropped within fifty yards. We found the spent bullet under the skin on the off side. When weighed twice for confirmation, the number came to 292 grains.
I took a 300 yard shot at a Nyassa wildebeest off sticks, in the rain. He was standing shoulder high in tall grass, so I aimed at the shoulder and flipped him. The zebra and hartebeest around him didn't even notice that he went down. I had to give him a finishing shot. We recovered both bullets. The long range round weighed 297 grains. I didn't weigh the finishing shot.
On the range, this bullet shoots half MOA at 100 yards from my only slightly modified Model 70 Safari Express.
I highly reccommend this extremely accurate and effective bullet for anything up to elephant, where a solid is obviously required. It performed well on a variety of plains game as well, with one shot kills the rule. - J. M.