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Old 06-30-2008, 03:13 PM
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My view is any .300 magnum is 180gr+ bullet, otherwise why have a 300 magnum?

I'd probably leave the .300 at home for deer though, break it out for elk/bigger game, and just use a .270

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Old 06-30-2008, 04:11 PM
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I tried 165 grain Fusions last fall in my 3006 and I shot a doe and a buck with complete pass through on both. Both were around 150 to 175 yards quartering away and dropped instantly. Would have been easy to track them if needed. I was impressed and will use them again this season.
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:06 AM
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Its strange, butive been handloading Nosler bt for over 20 years in 30-06, 25-06 and 7mm remington magnum. I have killed many deer with themas well, from both very short and very long ranges.All have performed as expected, small entrance holes with large exit wounds, and the blood trails wereprolific.Nosler bt are some of the most accurate bullets that i have found. For the last 4 years ive been handloading the Nosler accubond 165gr in the .300 win mag and to date have killed 9 deer with it. All performed as good as one could wish for.I chose the accubond because of its tougher construction, since the velocities are increased over the 30-06. Lungs shots are what i strive for,very few drop in their tracks, but most were found within 100 yards.I do think that i will continue to load the Nosler bt and accubonds, why change ona good thing

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:05 AM
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I personally love my Winchester 150 grain Accubond .270 WSM bullets. You wont have to track if you hit in the right spot. And if you hit bone. OMG... I leaves a nasty hole.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:02 AM
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The 165 GR Accubond is the perfect bullet for the big 30 cal's, You get speed and down range energy.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:15 AM
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Sorry, I can only answer 1/2 your question...

When I first bought my Rem 700 Mtn. rifle in .270 cal., I first used the Winchester 140 gr. Silver Tip Boat Tail.
After watching this bullet split into 4 or 5 pieces after hitting the shoulder of a deer on an Alabama Deer hunt
and the inconsistant accuracy (3-4" groups), I decided to switch bullets the following season.

I switched to the Federal 130 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip and love the accuracy (less than 1 1/2"), along with the "non-breaking apart" ability of this bullet/load.

Click to select "bullet/shot" and select Nosler Ballistic Tip to see your choices, if this works.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:11 PM
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ballistics are good but i rather regular lead tips my use with a ballistic was in medium brush and it was kicked off track with a lead tip i have shot through tick thick timber and killed my deer with out it getting kicked off track
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:11 PM
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:05 AM
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Ballistic tips will work well on deer sized game but I would not recommend them for anything larger.
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Old 07-02-2008, 11:16 AM
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I have killed over 300 deer and now shot only BT's.I have tried many other but all I have shot with BT's were DRT.Of the 100 or so killed with BT's only 2 went any distance,one was bad shot placement that only went 20 yards and the other was a perfect hit behind the shoulder,took out both lungs and heart but still went over 100 yards but Ray Charles could have followed the blood trail.Shot placement is more important that bullet type IMO, and the BT's are very accurate in both my 06 and 270.
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