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#7020187 - 01/01/18 02:58 PM Bullet of choice?
TAT Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Reading Dan's article got me wondering what everyone else has good luck with when shooting deer.

I've never reloaded before so I buy my ammo from the store. I've always had good luck with winchester grey box ammo and remington core-lok. My winchester mod 70 7 mag loves the grey box ammo.

In my rem 700 308 VTR I shoot noslet accubond 165 gr. That stuff is amazing. Always a pass through and great blood trail but doesn't just destroy the meat. I've recovered one bullet and it had mushroomed amazingly. This was from a deer I shot in 16' facing me head on. Straight to the chest and recovered the bullet from the rear hind quarter between the skin and muscle.

So what do y'all like and shoot?
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#7020220 - 01/01/18 03:17 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
SlaminEm Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/30/12
Posts: 462
Loc: Fairfield , tx.
remington core-lok 150 gr. in a rem 30-06

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#7020262 - 01/01/18 03:46 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Loc: Only the Shadow Knows
Sierra
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#7020268 - 01/01/18 03:49 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 4876
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Nosler Ballistic Tip, 180 grain. Drops them in their tracks, Elk, Mule Deer and Whitetail.
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#7020360 - 01/01/18 04:41 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
majekman Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
Posts: 2565
Loc: Tha Rock
Remington core-lok....270...130gr for many years. Never failed me

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#7020384 - 01/01/18 04:56 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: SlaminEm]
Big_Ag Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 1236
Loc: Denton or Knox County
Originally Posted By: SlaminEm
remington core-lok 150 gr. in a rem 30-06


Ditto.

.243 I also use Remington Core-Lokt

For .223, I really like Hornady 75 grain BTHP.

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#7020392 - 01/01/18 04:59 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5892
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Originally Posted By: TAT
In my rem 700 308 VTR I shoot noslet accubond 165 gr.

I have the exact same gun but shoot Winchester Matchking HPBT 168 gr. bullets. I did not choose this bullet. I was given a box of it from my SIL as a gift. He said that he bought it because the cheap stuff was all sold out. I was short on ammo so I gave it a try on a 300 pound stag hind. She died quick.
I have killed multiple red stag (including a 490 lb bull), dybowski sika, fallow, axis, wt, oryx, gemsbok, etc. They never go far, if at all.
There is a lot of good 308 ammo out there that will do the job.
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#7020511 - 01/01/18 05:54 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 5117
Loc: Denton,Tx
Depends on the cartridge, but usually if the velocity is over 2900 fps...Accubonds or Partitions. Under 2900, Sierra Gamekings, Nosler Ballistic tips, or Hornady Interlocks. Federal fusions work really well also
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#7020520 - 01/01/18 05:59 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: Simple Searcher]
TAT Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 5700
Loc: good ole texas
Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Originally Posted By: TAT
In my rem 700 308 VTR I shoot noslet accubond 165 gr.

I have the exact same gun but shoot Winchester Matchking HPBT 168 gr. bullets. I did not choose this bullet. I was given a box of it from my SIL as a gift. He said that he bought it because the cheap stuff was all sold out. I was short on ammo so I gave it a try on a 300 pound stag hind. She died quick.
I have killed multiple red stag (including a 490 lb bull), dybowski sika, fallow, axis, wt, oryx, gemsbok, etc. They never go far, if at all.
There is a lot of good 308 ammo out there that will do the job.


Kinda the same deal here. I got the gun off of a guy that had been shooting them. So I just stuck with them. Been very happy with them too.


Edited by TAT (01/01/18 06:00 PM)
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#7020568 - 01/01/18 06:24 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
budward Offline
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Registered: 01/20/17
Posts: 186
30-06 all day long. I cant think of another round i'd rather use. It's good for Everything. I use 180 grain core loks, winchester silver boxes, federal...my 700 shoots them all.


Edited by budward (01/01/18 06:25 PM)

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#7020640 - 01/01/18 07:05 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Tracker

Registered: 02/09/13
Posts: 869
Loc: Palo Pinto county
22-250 65 grain Sierra Gamekings
243 85 grain Sierra Gamekings or 87 grain Hornady V-max
6.5x47 143 grain Hornady ELD X or 142 grain Sierra Matchkings for rifle matches
260 130 grain Nosler Accubond

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#7020665 - 01/01/18 07:17 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Registered: 09/29/12
Posts: 2788
Loc: North Texas
300WM 225 eld match
308 175 smk in the 5R and 150 sst in the browning
223 75 hpbt

Nothing has ran more than 20-30 yds with any of them.

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#7020802 - 01/01/18 08:28 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: Big_Ag]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 18780
Loc: Winters
Originally Posted By: Big_Ag
Originally Posted By: SlaminEm
remington core-lok 150 gr. in a rem 30-06


Ditto.

.243 I also use Remington Core-Lokt

For .223, I really like Hornady 75 grain BTHP.


We piled up deer with .270 Core-lokt for years, then did the same in .243. At some point, they changed the Core-lokt, and in .243, they just weren’t the same. In larger calibers I suspect they’re okay, but I just can’t trust them in 6 mm.
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#7020812 - 01/01/18 08:33 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Extreme Tracker

Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 4801
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Grew up shooting Core Lokt, 150 grain in 30-06 in South Texas. In NW TX, I shoot 7MM-08 with Hornady 139gr. SST

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#7020814 - 01/01/18 08:35 PM Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT]
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Tracker

Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 667
Loc: Katy
160 grain Hornaday LeveRevolution in a 30-30.


Edited by DH3 (01/02/18 12:54 PM)

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