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Old 09-22-2005, 09:01 AM
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Default What ammunition do I need to use?

I hunt on a long narrow feild that is about 50 yards wide and about 500 yards long. I hunt with a 30-06 and would like to know what is the best ammunition to use.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:17 AM
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Any 150gr loading in '06 will do the trick....those are made for deer...
My brother has had good luck with the CoreLokts and Federal Premium SPBT
and a buddy of mine uses the 150gr Hornady loading...They both kill deer...
I would buy a couple different brands and see how well your gun groups them.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:40 AM
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Do you load your own or buy factory stuff? I do both and have had tremendous success with the Winchester Supremes (Moly coated Nosler Ballistic Tips) in both 150 Grain and 168 Grain. I shoot them exclusively now at deer.
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Old 09-22-2005, 12:09 PM
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Find the brand/load that your rifle shoots the best --- my -06 likes the Winchester Supreme 168gr Ballistic Silvertip. All of themajor ammo manufacturers make good stuff, so I'd suggest trying several brands and bullet weights to see which one groups the best out of your gun, then stick with it.
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Old 09-22-2005, 10:46 PM
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Buy a couple boxes of different kinds and shoot. Thats the only reason to find out which does best in your rifle. What does best in mine, might be terrible in yours.

I like the Winchester line up and the Hornady's are hard to beat.


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Old 09-22-2005, 11:12 PM
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Default RE: What ammunition do I need to use?

If your expecting longer shots (ie: 150 +) then I think a boattail design would lend itself well to this situation. I personally like Ballistic Tips for deer myself and have taken a number with these type bullets ranging from under 100 yards(expect larger holes in this case) to 400 yards, in all case one shot kills with none travelling more than 50 yards after being punched through the lungs.

Many boattails to choose from so like mentioned pick up a few boxes and go from their. IME the Ballistic Tips are pretty hard to beat for accuracy though!!! The Accubond or interbond might be worth consideration as well and should hold it's weight better in the event you do get a closer range shot. My experience is only with the Accubond and its accuracy was excellent, keeping pretty close to the NBT's. I haven't used the AB on deer but did manage to harvest a Bull Elk and Bull Moose last fall with 160gr out of my 7mm rem mag. 150's or 165-168 grainers to help in trajectory loss would be my suggestion. When I used factory ammo I would always start with Federal Premium, then if required Winchester Supreme and Hornady Custom.
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Old 09-23-2005, 04:08 AM
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Agree with Strut!
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Old 09-23-2005, 05:38 AM
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Thanks for your advise. looks like ive got a lot of shooting to do.
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Old 09-26-2005, 10:53 PM
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THE KILLIN KIND
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