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salukipv1 10-22-2016 05:14 PM

300 Mag with tough 150gr bullets? 165gr?
Anyone out there prefer lighter strong bullets and higher speeds?

I've had good experience with TSX bullets, but haven't used anything like a 300mag with 150 or 165 on an elk or other animals.

also included are any tough bullets like a swift A frame etc...?

Long range for me would be 500, maybe 600 yards max top ever I think and most likely under 300, so high BC's I think might not really matter much in my hunting.


super_hunt54 10-22-2016 06:00 PM

I personally prefer either big and slow or maybe an inbetween like a 7mm.08. Less meat damage and honestly, Elk, Moose aren't armor plated. I've killed a lot of both with just plain old cup and core bullets from 30-06, 30-30, .270, 7mm-08 >(elk not moose, I'm just partly nuts not crazy) and only had one or 2 bullet failures from any of those. And still got the animal. Just had to put a quick followup in. But my favorite part of hunting is getting close. My own personal opinion is, if you can't get closer than 250-300 yards, you shouldn't be hunting. Of course "speed goats" don't count on that statement as them buggers got 8x eyes! And maybe The big mountain goats and sheep because of terrain. Other than those, there is really no excuse other than lack of skill or simple laziness or just wanting to shoot long range as a choice.

Big Uncle 10-23-2016 04:33 AM

For quite a few seasons the .300 WM has been my favorite elk and mule deer cartridge. I have used the lighter bullets out of a .300 WM on medium and larger game but I always thought the 180 grain bullet was a better match for elk. My rifles also normally shoot slightly tighter groups with hot 180 grain loads than they do with hot 150 grain loads.

I do not think it matters much which bullet you choose for mule deer with the possible caveat that at lower impact velocities I have not been pleased with the mono-metal bullets expansion.

Ridge Runner 10-23-2016 05:10 AM

nothing wrong with accubonds, you don't need tough bullets for those 500-600 yard shots, its the close high impact velocity shots on game where they shine.

redgreen 10-23-2016 09:29 AM

Never could figure out why people buy a magnum and want to shoot light bullets out of it. Much less damage with the heavier bullet, better stability in the wind and greater down range energy delivery. I tried 150's and promptly went to minimum 180 and settled on 190's and 200 grain.

BarnesX.308 10-25-2016 05:47 AM

I have been shooting 150 grain Barnes Triple X bullets out of a 300 Weatherby and Winchester Mag for years. The biggest game was a 400lb black bear and smallest was a small whitetail doe. Perfect performance on everything.

RWK 10-25-2016 09:56 AM

300 win mag 165 gr.

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