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Old 07-31-2012, 12:41 PM
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Quicksilver34 made the right choice. Good luck.
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Old 08-01-2012, 03:32 AM
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Might as well use a full metal jacket vs. using the triple shok. So far the elk total is 7 non expanded triple shoks. If they weren't shot in the vitals they would have not been recovered. I don't get solid copper didn't expand yet didn't pass through. Do they not have kinetic energy after the initial impact? NO they are crap.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:48 AM
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180 gr. Corelokt PSP -30/06 BAR. Good on paper, and game. So, If I were you. I'd start with the lower priced ammo, and work your way up.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:32 AM
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Reminds me I have to review whose expensive and extensive bullets, that are used and available to the under 40 hunting crowd these days. Those deer might be wearing heavier armor and ballistic vests, they didn't wear in the old days.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:14 AM
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Someone grab the popcorn, I'm bringin the beer!

THIS will be good,

& I'd buy doubles for Quicksilver, he's 199% right on this one & blackelk sounds like he's already in the beer!

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Old 09-12-2012, 09:49 AM
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Default Not the best bullet for moose...

In my opinion, the .308 is great for all whitetails and muleys, but when you get into bigger game like elk and moose, it does not have the downrange energy needed for clean kills. If you HAVE to use the .308 on a moose, you'd best use a 180 gr bullet. Soft tip like a remington corelokt would be good. That's just an awful lot of animal to be hitting with so little gun. Moose kill more people every year than bears do. Are you sure you want to hunt them with a .308? I'm surprised that nobody else said as much
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:44 PM
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165 gr. Barnes TSX, Nosler Partition or E-Tip, TB-Tip, or Hornady GMX BT. Good luck.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:01 PM
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im partial to Federal loads for my .308 TC Icon. Nosler Partitions and Barnes TSX bullets are great and shoot well for me in 165 grain
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:35 PM
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Instead of asking us, you should ask your rifle. It is the only opinion that really counts. I like Nosler Accubonds and Partitions for bigger game. Some of my rifles like Ballistic Tips, my Howa 6.5x55 only likes 140 gr Hornady Spire Points. Fortunately, for the 6.5x55 that is a good all around bullet for deer and maybe elk at reasonable range. The point is, as others have stated, the accuracy is the most important thing. I also would agree with trying the cheaper loads first, and if the Federal Blue Box loads shoot well with the 180 gr bullets, maybe you are done. I would also try the Federal Fusion loads, as they have been accurate in my .243 and my son's .338 Federal. Might be a little soft for Moose, but they are a bonded bullet, and I think they would work fine as long as they are accurate in your rifle.
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Old 09-20-2012, 09:43 PM
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lead core ammo no matter if bonded or not can always fragment. the bullet i prefer is the winchester XP3 bullet. its a solid copper front section with lead in the base for extra weight which equals extra penetration
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