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Old 10-03-2014, 11:25 AM
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I am loaning my 300 Ultra to a buddy. He bought two boxes of Remington ammo. Power level one is a 150 grain. Power level three is a 180 Scirocco Bonded. It has a plastic tip and I would normally think not suited to larger game however looking at the box it steers you to think its the proper choice. He's going moose hunting.

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Old 10-03-2014, 12:35 PM
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friend of mine runs 180 grain Sciroccos in his 300 ultra. used it to take an elk. should be no issue on moose
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bikerman9967 View Post
friend of mine runs 180 grain Sciroccos in his 300 ultra. used it to take an elk. should be no issue on moose
That's what we were hoping. Thanks
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:18 PM
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Since you have a choice, i'd go with 180gr for moose.

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Old 10-03-2014, 05:54 PM
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Bonded, this means a lot, the core is basicly soldierd to the jacket to keep the bullet togather in the event of a close range high velocity impact.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:24 PM
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They don't make .300RUM in varmint bullets - ie: fragmenting

Match the weight of your bullet with the twist of your barrel.


Buy a good "bonded" bullet (as Ridge suggests) and make sure of your shot !
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Muley Hunter View Post
Since you have a choice, i'd go with 180gr for moose.
The 150 grain power level one stuff we used to sight it in. Took two shots with the 180's to make sure they were hitting where we wanted them to. At 102 yards on rangefinder it's 2" high with the 180's and they were touching each other directly above the bull.

I just had never seen a plastic tipped bullet that wasn't a varmint type bullet. I'm used to 17 HMR's that explode on impact with a blade of grass.

Thanks for the help everyone. Looks like we are good to go with the Scirroco's.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:49 AM
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Nosler and Swift, as well as Hornady and Barnes make big game hunting bullets with the plastic tips on them. The swift bullets are big game bullets, as well as certain Hornady and Nosler. Now a 150gr Nosler ballistic tip loaded hot in a 300RUM, that would almost be like a varmint bullet. While the choice offered is fine, I personally like running 200gr loads in the 300RUM, and usually run Nosler.
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Old 10-04-2014, 09:57 AM
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180gr varmint bullet? That would certainly stop any varmint.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:58 PM
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Just because some varmint bullets have plastic tips, doesn't mean that all bullets with plastic tips are varmint bullets.

Hornady, Nosler, Barnes, and Swift make excellent big game bullets with plastic tips.

I used plastic tipped 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets in my 7mm Rem mag on my first South African hunt to kill a variety of Plains Game animals, including a Kudu, a Blue wildebeest, and a Gemsbok.

I used plastic tipped 160 grain Nosler Accubond bullets in my 7mm Rem mag on elk, muskox, caribou, and on another South African hunt to kill some more Plains Game animals.

I also used plastic tipped 168 grain Barnes TTSX bullets in my .300 Weatherby to kill elk, another variety of South African Plains Game animals, and a variety of New Zealand animals including a large Red deer stag.

I've been lucky enough to have drawn two Montana Shiras bull moose tags. I killed each of those bulls with a 180 grain Nosler Partition bullet.

Like Muley Hunter posted, for moose I would use at least a 180 grain bullet, especially at .300 RUM velocities.
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