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What is the best big game hunting bullet I can use ?

Old 04-21-2011, 11:06 PM
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Default What is the best big game hunting bullet I can use ?

I don't re-load so it needs to be factory ammo. What is the best big game hunting bullet I can use in my 308 win. I will be using it on big Canadian whitetails and moose. I just want one bullet for both. What do you recommend ?
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:10 AM
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I would say any premium bullet like a Nosler or a Barnes in 160 gr or bigger. I like Federal Vital Shok bullets for my 06 and have the best accuracy with Barnes TSX in 180 gr which will bring down everything I hunt for.
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Old 04-22-2011, 01:23 PM
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180gr.remington corelokt
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:00 PM
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180 gr Barnes TSX
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:57 PM
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You would be hard pressed to find a better factory bullet than a Remington Premier Scirocco 165 Grain. I use the same bullet in my 300 RUM. The BC, energy, velocity and the trajectory would be hard to beat. The best thing about this round that I have experienced in my 300 RUM is the consistency from box to box and lot number to lot number.
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Old 04-23-2011, 07:47 AM
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I have had good experiences with Winchester XP3, and Hornady Interbond ammo. Mostly for 30-06 rounds in either 165 or 180gr.
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Old 04-24-2011, 06:18 AM
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I would look for Federal Premium Ammo loaded with 165-Grain Nosler Partition bullets.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:33 PM
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Federal Premium 180 gr in either Trophy bonded tip or Nosler partition. A moose will not know the difference.

Same bullets in the 160-165 range for deer

You will get lots of different opinions on the exact ammo to use, and you probably can't go wrong with any of the choices. However, you need to try them in your gun and see which one shoots the best. The choices are generally not inexpensive, but you can use cheap stuff for plinking, but take the "go to" ammo when on a hunt. It is cheap insurance.

Yes, you can hunt with Remington "core-lok" ammo and put in the boiler room, they animals will all be dead. I use it on Texas whitetails. But on bigger deer and elk, I like a tougher bullet in case the shot is not ideal.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:33 PM
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We must have scared her off.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:06 PM
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There are some great bullets out there but, it is hard to beat a Nosler Partition or Accubond. Both are proven rounds.
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