I know a fellow who used to Hawg hunt with a Marlin 45acp Carbine...he used 45 acp 200 gr LSWC..50yds or closer
I'm more concerned with him squeezing an extra 300fps over a factory +p load, not to mention taking a shot out at the extreme MER of the round with a BSA30mm RDS with a 5 MOA dot as an optic trying to cover a 46" drop...That’s some serious shooting with a .45. Did you have a zero, or was it just holdover and hope?
Glad to hear the XTP worked well. I like those, I just bought a box of .401 155 grains yesterday. Not sure if I want to use them for .40, or for the 10 mm. Probably do 50 of each, because....why not?