Of the premium bullets (either bonded-core or all-copper), such as TSX, A-Frame, Kodiak, Failsafe, etc. Which is the best expander at low velocity?
I'm asking because I'm about to start fooling around w/a mosin nagant (as I've talked about on another thread), and I want to work up a big bear load.....NO, I DO NOT PLAN TO USE THIS GUN FOR BIG BEAR! I know that it isn't ideal, or even close... trust me, I'm not the one who needs that lecture.... I just want the load to use IF I had to.
So, if you were facing down a big brownie and all you had was a 7.62x54r, what bullet would you wish you had loaded?
I'm trying to decide between the velocity of 180 gr. and the penetration of 200 gr. I'm thinking that TSX might not expand reliably at nagant velocities. So maybe 180 A-Frame? or 200 Kodiak?