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Hunting ammo
« on: April 11, 2017, 09:05:02 PM »
Hey guys, what kind of ammo are you guys using for deer? I've found that hornady ssts are pretty destructive. And I have only ever used ssts. I'm in the market for some new ammo, and I figured I would ask some of you for some ideas. If you are wondering I shoot 30-06, 7mm rem mag, and 300 win mag. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 

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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 09:15:21 PM »
Are you using factory loads or are you gonna hand load? Nosler Accubonds are 1 i really like, Hornady ELD-X are what I will be trying out this year. Find a good bonded bullet that shoots good in your rifle and go with it.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 09:17:39 PM »
For bullets that are easier on meat, go heavier, and slower, or go with premium bonded bullets or 100% copper bullets. The best for not ruining a lot of meat would be the copper bullets such as the Barnes or the Nosler E-tip. That's what I would go with if I were you. But if your rifle doesn't shoot them well, and some won't, try going with a heavy for caliber Nosler Accubond.

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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 09:25:40 PM »
I agree they are great,this is out of last years deer,200 yards .308 Hornady sst.all threw front shoulder stopped other side against skin.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 09:27:15 PM »
other side
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 09:31:27 PM »
If you find the SSTs are a bit too destructive, you may want to look at bullets designed to retain more weight. The Accubond or monolithic bullets like the Barnes TSX and TTSX or Nosler E Tip are worth checking out to see if they will shoot well in your rifle. Generally speaking, you can choose lighter weight bullets when shooting monolithics. For example, a 150 or even 130 grain monolithic bullet would work well for deer in .30 caliber.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 09:36:56 PM »
ill go throw it on a scale.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 09:38:03 PM »
Trophy Bonded if you can find it.

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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 09:39:22 PM »
Accubond and partitions are my go to bullets.  Both accurate and both deadly. 

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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 09:41:17 PM »
wow. 87.3 from a 150  they do lose a bunch.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 09:46:16 PM »
In those calibers you could do a lot worse then 180 gr accubonds in the 06' and .300 . 160gr in the 7mm
I do like the hornady custom 162gr btsp in my 7mag tho.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 10:09:00 PM »
30-06 165 gr interlocks hornady
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 10:13:17 PM »
Gonna try these in Texas next month 30-06 version

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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2017, 09:05:22 AM »
Blue box Federal's have put a lot of animals down for me.  Shoot great in my BAR's, accurate, and easy on the pocket book! Lots of hype out there.  placement and practice is the best no matter what bullet you use.
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Re: Hunting ammo
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 09:14:46 AM »
I have a quart ziplock freezer bag full of 200 gr Nosler Partition blems that Jack Slack gave me decades ago.  When I run out of them, which may never happen, I might try something else, but would probably just buy some more of the same.  I find them to be a great bullet.

 

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