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Old 01-20-2010, 06:38 PM
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I have an old savage 110 , back in 94 I burned $100 on Win Fed and Rem 150s 165s 180s 200s. Best group was 6". A guy gave me about 100 lake city 42s bang 2" groups. With a hand load I get 5 touching 3 over lapping.

Premium bullets ? 10s of 1000s elk deer moose and bison/buffalo have been killed dead with in 50ft at way over 100 yards with bare and paper patched dead soft lead bullets and patched round balls. Go shoot the heck out of those cup and core bullets they've proably killed a mire 50-60,000 of the mentioned game. What ever did we shoot back in the 80s ?
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:04 AM
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I only shoot for pratice once in a while. I found some low cost(18.00) Federal 150 grain bullets for my o6 and bought 5 boxes, They shot and killed just as good as any handload or premium bullet I ever tried. The 3 shot groups were less than 3/4 inch. Also bought some cheap winchester .308 power points for my old Savage 99 and it would put em 1/2' and it too killed a big buck this past Nov. I'm not about to pay 54 $ a box for shells. My .243 shoots Remington Coreloks into tiny groups and kills deer like lighting.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:46 PM
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I went back to the range with another box of inexpensive Winchester 130gr .270 ($17/box of 20) and took the best steady rest I could come up with and took 3 shots at 100 yards. These 3 shots could be covered with a quarter.
Conculsion: Out of the box Savage .270win with factory scope and inexpensive ammo and a steady rest is capable of 1" groups at 100 yards.

Thanks to everyone for your replys.

Good for you! Now get out there and smoke one of those big boys and turn him into backstraps!

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Old 01-25-2010, 06:12 AM
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I ended up letting a young hunter use my 270 and he took his first deer with it. It worked just fine.
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Old 01-26-2010, 02:39 PM
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get the cheap ammo your not exactly shooting a sniper rifle and it will drop a deer just as good from that range
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Old 02-18-2010, 08:36 AM
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if you're putting five real shots within a two inch circle at 100 yards, you're fine. The deer will be dead. And the high-dollar ammo will not kill them any better. If you want better than 2" - which ain't all that bad, in my world - try some Federals powershoks or Winchester powerpoints. My 30-30 prefers Federals, but they all work okay.

JUST SAW more posts in this thread... you've already done it. cool.

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