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Bullet of choice? #7020187
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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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remington core-lok 150 gr. in a rem 30-06

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Remington core-lok....270...130gr for many years. Never failed me

Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: SlaminEm] #7020384
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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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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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Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: TAT] #7020511
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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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Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
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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.

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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.

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300WM 225 eld match
308 175 smk in the 5R and 150 sst in the browning
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Nothing has ran more than 20-30 yds with any of them.

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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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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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Re: Bullet of choice? [Re: Sneaky] #7020820
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
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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.


Might want to try them again. I have taken many coyotes, hogs and deer with them over the last few years. Of coarse with a 6mm not a .243, with factory loads I prefer the 6mm over the .243.


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150 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips in 308 Win has worked great the last two years on mule deer, whitetail, hog and javelina. Closest shot was 10 yards on a Javelina & longest was 150 on the Mule Deer.


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I bought a case of 243 rem core lok about 6 years ago. They worked good in the gun so I took advice from here and bought a lot. Lol. Haven't had to but any in a long time. They seem to have done very well but I might have bought them before they changed.


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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


Kinda the same rules I follow.

In my .270 hornady interlocks work great.


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These work good for factory stuff


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They sure do, I shoot them in my 270 using 130 grain and I'm shooting about 1"moa at 200 yards. I usually shoot handloads but these are so good I'll stick with the SST.


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