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Old 11-04-2006, 06:03 PM
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Default Newbie w/ some questions

Hello all, Im new to hunting, not new to guns. Been shooting handguns and rifles for awhile now. I have some questions that i would like some advice on.
I own a Ruger M77 Mark II in a .300 Win Mag. Has a Leupold VX-II 3-9x50 Scope and a Limbsaver recoil pad. I have also had a trigger job done on it (2.5lbs from 4+) and i had the barrel floated. I will be hunting whitetail here in Alabama with my brother-inlaw. At the moment i have chosen Federal 165gr Nosler Balistic Tip rounds. But i read on here that Balistic Tip are bad on the meat due to seperation. What would be the best round for me to shoot? I started off shooting Rem Express Core-Lokts 150gr, but as wierd as it may sound it seemed i was more acurate and precisewith the Federals. Do i need a heavier load like a 180 or should i be fine with what i have? Bad thing is federal's website dosnt show my ammo anymore, and the only place i can find them besides local shops(for 34$/box) is MidwayUSA (14/box). Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 11-04-2006, 06:20 PM
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Skinwalker, welcome, I too live here in Bama. The best thing you can do with that rifle is to hit the deer in the ribs or the neck. Good marksmanship is the short answer to your question. A300 mag is going to be distructive to meat on any deer size game, so shoot him where you are not going to eat. The lung shot will solve your problem. If you don't know where the lungs are just go to Wal Mart and look at one of those archery deer targets as the lung area is clearly outlined on them! Again welcome Glenn
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:36 PM
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Default RE: Newbie w/ some questions

The above post is good advice and your best option. The others that come to mind are not nearly as practical. You can by rounds with 'premium' bullets designed for penetration...but they cost more. You could make handloads for your 300 with said bullets and reduced velocities...or you could only take long shots at game.

I don't suggest any of them, but they are options. Like Fornra said, you going to ruin some meat with a 300 so just be picky about which meat you ruin.
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the info
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