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Best .30-06 round for deer ?

Old 04-25-2005, 10:35 AM
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I think Federal just makes a good round period. I've shot and used their 180 premiums in my 300 WBY for years and they are very accurate and do a job on a deer. In fact, I've shot the Federal 180s and the Weatherby (Norma) 165s on the range before and they hit the same hole at 100yds.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:01 PM
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I have to stick with what my Remington 7400 30.06 prefers....core-lokt 180 grainers. Always one shot, one kill and they drop where they were standing. They have worked for the past 18 years anyway.
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Old 04-26-2005, 11:18 AM
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I like to use the 180gr Remington Core-Lokts for practice and conserve my Federals for hunting. I can get the Core-Lokts for around $11.00 per box at Academy when they run them on sale. Regular price is about $1.00 more.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:17 PM
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i use winchester silvertips 180gr for moose hunting and have had excellent results, i will continue to use them and this fall will be trying my luck at deer again, and will also use the silvertips without blinking an eye.
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Old 04-26-2005, 09:20 PM
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Woow 180 gr for deer? I use 130.
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:05 PM
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To my surprise I have only once in my years of hunting seen a large exit wound from 180 grainers, but then they have not been far shots either.....perhaps 100-150 yds and some less. I sight in at 100....and it has worked like a charm. The one time was at a side angle and the bullet obviously hit bone. Thankfully it was still one shot on the spot, however, ... I was still a humbled by the exit nuff said....

Oh, forgot to say that I have tried 130's and 150 grainers and my rifle hates them. Got to shoot what she likes...if she ain't happy, then mama ain't happy and that makes for a no meat in the freezer hunt....
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:18 AM
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Yeah, Christine B that is my situation. I let the rifle tell me what it likes and it likes the 180gr in Remington and Federal. Side bonus is that I haven't had a deer go over three steps before dropping dead in the last nine years since using those loads in my 30-06.
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:59 PM
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I like rem core lockt pointed soft point in 165 gr
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Old 05-06-2005, 04:16 PM
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I've shot the old naught six for 25 years and I've tried a bunch of different loads. The factory round that works best for me is the Winchester Supreme 168gr Ballistic Silver Tip. My rifle puts 'em into around 3/4" at 100 yds, and they've killed every deer I've ever shot with 'em with just one round fired. I've shot 'em as close as 12 yds and as far as 347 yds (measured with a laser rangefinder by the way). I'll never shoot anything else.
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Old 05-06-2005, 06:39 PM
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I have always used core-lokt 150 grain.
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