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Old 10-18-2007, 09:51 AM
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Hi i have just got a 30.06 and i was wondering which grain i should be using for white tailed deer. Should i use the 150 or the 180 grain.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:14 AM
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I would use the 150gr if only for whitetails. I have used them for a few years and never needed anything more.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:20 AM
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Use the 150 gr nosler ballistic tip bullets or in factory ammo,winchester combined tech ballistic silver tips. OUTSTANDING percentage of instant kills regardless of caliber/cartridge.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:29 AM
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I first sighted mine in with 180 Grn Remington CoreLockts and moved to Hornady Customs 150Grn SST's. My rifle seems to like them. I couldnt see the need for overkill with 180grn pills. Once it's dead it's dead.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:09 AM
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Use whatever shoots best in your gun. Our gun likes 165 grain bullets.
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Old 10-18-2007, 11:31 AM
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My 06' also likes the 150 gr. Hornady SST's.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:36 PM
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If you want something that will reach a little further you could go with Hornady Light Magnum's I've heard really good things about them too. But I'd still stick with 150grn for deer sized game.
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Old 10-18-2007, 02:54 PM
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I use the 165 grain Hornady SST Interlocks. Tight groups....dead deer.
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Old 10-18-2007, 05:58 PM
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150gr will work well.
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Old 10-19-2007, 05:50 AM
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Use the 150's for sure the 180's on a whitetail may very well just poke a .308 sized hole in the deer and not expand. And that is not what you want at all.
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