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Old 10-24-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default Best Grain and Bullet for Mule Deer

Hey Guys,
I am currently hunting mule deer for the next 7 days.(10/23 to 10/31)
I am using a Tikka T3 30-06 with a 165. grain bullet.
Would like to know what you use, or what you would recommend for mulie hunting.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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I also use 165 grain, 30-06. I like the Winchester pointed soft points. Really more than one needs for deer, but definitely gets the job done.
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:29 PM   #3
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Any game bullet, from 150 to 180 grain, in the 30-06 would work fine on deer....If your rifle groups the 165 grain bullets that you are using well, shoot them with confidence...
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Old 10-25-2010, 04:43 PM   #4
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You chose a great setup. I have had success with the following 165gr bullets out of the 30-06, Innerlock, Coreloc, Ballistic Tip, Sierra HPBT, Gameking, Prohunter and currently using Accubonds. I bought a pile of blem Hornady GMX in 165gr to experiment with. You should do just fine with what ever you choose.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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150. grain soft points always have used them.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:05 PM   #6
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I really like the 168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip it has a high .490 BC and has a heavier jacket than the 165 and 150 grain BT.

They will perform very well at 06 velocities and carry energy better than most 180s while shooting a bit flatter.

There is really no reason for an expensive bonded bullet when hunting deer with an 06. Save some money or get yourself more range time using the BT.
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I'm probably too late...but I wouldn't be picky about deer bullets unless using a small gun like a 223. If it shoots straight, you're set.
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