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- n. Plural form of boattail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In ornithology, a name sometimes given to the American grackles, subfamily Quiscalinæ, family Icteridæ, from the fact that their tails are boat-shaped. See cut under boat-shaped.
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I use a 30-06 and feel it is bottom end for those things with 190 grain boattails.
In the .270, I use factory loaded 130 grain boattails.
As for bullets, you want sharp points (preferably polycarbonate) and boattails, both of which increase the ballistic coefficient of a slug.
I am partial to the rifle's feel, it's pinpoint accuracy and the way it drives 165 grain hornady SST boattails. the rifle's a tack driver.
It has acceptable (1-2MOA) accuracy with Remington Core-Lokt but becomes a consistent 1MOA shooter with Federal premium 100 grain spitzer boattails.
I have done a lot of handloading in the last 20+ years but this rifle didn't seem to like any of the boattails that I tried to put through it so I tried the Federal Vital Shock 160 gr.