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#6068494 - 12/05/15 05:50 PM New Winchester Deer Season ammo
BigMarsh72 Offline
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Registered: 03/10/12
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Loc: Orange, Texas
Has anyone used this ammo ? It just came out this year and wanted to hear some reviews on this round before I switch to it in my 30-06.

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#6091076 - 12/18/15 01:15 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: BigMarsh72]
cheetah577 Offline
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I used it this year in my .270. I was surprised how well it shot at the range. All three shots were touching at 100 yards.
I shot two deer with it this year. Both deer dropped in their tracks. First deer was about a 90 yard shot and the second was 230 yards.
I was impressed with the ammo. I shoot a Tikka T3.
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#6091425 - 12/18/15 05:57 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: cheetah577]
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Originally Posted By: cheetah577
I used it this year in my .270. I was surprised how well it shot at the range. All three shots were touching at 100 yards.
I shot two deer with it this year. Both deer dropped in their tracks. First deer was about a 90 yard shot and the second was 230 yards.
I was impressed with the ammo. I shoot a Tikka T3.


Did it do anything any other soft point wouldn't do?
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#6091430 - 12/18/15 06:00 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: BigMarsh72]
cheetah577 Offline
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I've used Nosler partitions most of my life. These made a bigger whole upon exit. Can't say it performed any better than a soft point.
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#6091683 - 12/18/15 10:10 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: cheetah577]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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Originally Posted By: cheetah577
I've used Nosler partitions most of my life. These made a bigger whole upon exit. Can't say it performed any better than a soft point.


I may try them if I can find the bullets.
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#6091694 - 12/18/15 10:21 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: BigMarsh72]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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My wife shoots them in her .270, shot a doe quartering away at about 70 yards. It ran about 30 yards. They seem pretty accurate in her rifle. Very consistent
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#6094500 - 12/21/15 08:47 AM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: BigMarsh72]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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I'm not sure what exactly you're referring to because I see a lot of Winchester black boxes on the shelves. But my wife shot a red deer doe a month ago in the neck and she literally went out in an instant. It was the 130gr 270 in the black Winchester boxes, I believe they call it the power max. It wasn't pricey either, $28 at academy.

Before the hunt I was able to get a consistent 1-2" group at 200yards in her tikka, bone stock with Talley rings and a 3-15x scope.

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#6095747 - 12/21/15 09:07 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: Korean Redneck]
JJH Offline
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Winchester introduced a new line of ammo this year called Deer Season XP. It has a very large polymer tip.

If you are happy with your Power Max loads, I see no reason to switch.

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#6103395 - 12/26/15 09:38 PM Re: New Winchester Deer Season ammo [Re: BigMarsh72]
D-Day Offline
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Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 105
Loc: North TX
I'm interested in trying the bullets but Sierra HPBT 165gr is very hard to beat in my .30-06.
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