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30 caliber, 150-grain Core-Lokt
17.95%
30 caliber, 165-grain Core-Lokt
20.51%
30 caliber, 180-grain Core-Lokt
12.82%
30 caliber, 150-grain BT
7.69%
30 caliber, 165-grain BT
17.95%
30 caliber, 180-grain BT
2.56%
30 caliber, 150-grain Partition
5.13%
30 caliber, 165-grain Partition
12.82%
30 caliber, 180-grain Partition
2.56%
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The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

Old 11-01-2005, 05:39 PM
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Default The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

I am going to take a previous poll one step further. Which 30 caliber bullet is best for deer? Please assume 30-06 velocities and feel free to let me know if that affected your decision.

I have no doubt that Core-Lokts are the most popular, but I am more interested in how each brand affects bullet choice.
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Old 11-01-2005, 06:02 PM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

If it had been .30cal 165grCore-Lokt Ultra Bonded, I would have voted for it. So I voted for the Partition!
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:49 PM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

Thanks for the votes.

Looks like a lot of people are shooting 165's.
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Old 11-07-2005, 11:33 PM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

I always shot a 150 gr BT out of .30-06, but I've been shooting a .300 Weatherby Mag for a few years now that I shoot a 165 gr Sierra Gameking Spitzer Boattail out of so I voted the 165 BT
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Old 11-08-2005, 01:26 AM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

Of those listed I pick the 150 grain Ballistic tip. This would be folloew closely by the 150 grain Sierra Pro-Hunter and the 150 grain Speer Grandslam The Speer bullet is factory loaded by Federal.
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Old 11-08-2005, 02:37 AM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

I'm not sure about the different terminology. I buy my rounds at Walmart. It just says 150 grain hollow points. I get close to .25 cent groups and the bullet has stopped all my deer right in their tracks. Last years deer had the intestines coming out the other side. Deer died on impact.
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Old 11-08-2005, 03:22 AM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

In my experience, the Speer 165gn SP HotCor works well in my30-06 for deer and wild pigs. From the poll selection I voted, 165-grain Core-Lokt.


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Old 11-08-2005, 05:07 PM
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Default RE: The Best 30 Caliber Deer Bullet

180 win. Power Point works just fine for me.

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Old 11-09-2005, 10:00 AM
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I picked 150gr. BT. I use Hornady 150gr. SST's,they do an execelent job on deer...
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