Revamps the Ballistic Extreme Muzzleloading Bullet Line
.45 caliber / 50 caliber sabot Parker Ballistic Extreme
bullets have been the best selling Parker bullets for some time, with
the 275 grain Ballistic Extreme the top-selling whitetail bullet. Just
this month, August, 2012, Bob Parker has completed a redesign of the
line, now all standardized at .451 diameter, and has expanded the line
with a 300 grain offering as well. The details are as follows, from
Weights: 250, 275 and 300 gr.
Ballistic Coefficient Sectional Density
250 gr. BC = .267 SD
275 gr. BC =.296 SD = .194
300 gr. BC =.324 SD = .212
Bullet Diameter .451 (all Parker Ballistic
Extreme and Match Hunters now standardized to this diameter)
1. Thickness .015
2. Material C-210 copper (95% copper 5%
Core: 99.9% pure lead
1. Good expansion and penetration with
2. Dramatic Terminal Performance, with
high velocity smokeless weapons
300 grain version (above) has the greatest appeal for me, personally,
with the significantly higher than average ballistic coefficient and
better sectional density than the 250 or 275 grain versions. According
to Bob, the C-210 jackets are "prettier than a speckled puppy
under a red wagon" or something approaching that. They are
affordable as well, selling in bulk for $115 per hundred.
hunters should find this bullet ideal, while those in search of the
flattest possible trajectory will likely want to stick with the Parker
Match Hunter 300 grain (.418 G1 B.C.).
main differences are the 15 thousandths jacket of the Ballistic Extreme
vs. the far tougher 28 thousandths jacket of the Match Hunter. For relatively
thin-skinned game or moderate velocities, the 300 grain Ballistic Extreme
should be ideal. For high velocities, tougher animals, or shoulder shots
. . . the Match Hunter would likely get your nod.
are starting point exterior ballistics for the 300 grain Ballistic Extreme
using a 2250 fps muzzle velocity. This load is approximately a 220 yard
(six inch kill zone) Maximum Point Blank Range loading.
Parker can generally be found somewhere inside his secret inner sanctum
of ultimate bullet mystery at http://www.parkerproductionsinc.com