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Title: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 13, 2008, 07:47:04 PM
Last year I decided to try Federal Fusions and shot two deer. Both were quartering away and I shot them behind the shoulder, one at 150 and one at 250 yards. Both deer never even kicked but simply collapsed. Thats performance. When the 3006 barks deer fall down.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 13, 2008, 07:52:21 PM
I've always used the Remington Corelock..with all 3 calibers I shoot and found success.  Last year, a sales person at Dicks got me to try the Powerpoints....  knocks em down, thats for sure, but leaves a gaping hole in the going away from side.  May be good for a bear..but just rips a deer apart
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 14, 2008, 11:04:00 PM
This is a very broad question because not all loads work well in all guns if it works for you keep doing it.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 14, 2008, 11:19:48 PM
I've loaded up some 150 gr. Hornady SST's.  Hope the things I've heard about them are right cause they sure are accurate.  Nosler has all but priced me out of their BT's.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 14, 2008, 11:23:36 PM
I reload so I use many bullets. But the one that always work for me no matter what is the Nosler partion. Second is Hornadays -0078 --09--0
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2008, 05:30:51 PM
For 10 years now, I've used Federal Hi Energy 30-06 with 180 Nosler Partitions. Bear, muleys, and whitetails have fallen to this load for me. So add one to the Partition total, I love 'em.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2008, 06:59:27 PM
154 gr. Hornady SST interlock because they are so accurate on out there!!!   --9-8-7   -0078   -00-9

PJ

 
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 15, 2008, 08:17:03 PM
I have been using the Federal Premium 130 grain ballistic tip bullet for many years now.  I shoot a .270 calibur rifle.  I have been teased by many of my buddys because the bullet has a yellow tip.  They call it the fairy bullet but let me tell you one thing.........that fairy will do the trick.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 19, 2008, 03:13:14 PM
WINCHESTER 12 GAUSE 3" SABOT SLUG -0078
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 20, 2008, 05:39:11 PM
federal premium 165 grn   .308
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 20, 2008, 07:29:41 PM
Corelocks
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 21, 2008, 03:27:24 PM
Well in the 300 I use Winchester B. Silvertips Tips 180grains.
30-06 federal fusions
223. anything I got.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 21, 2008, 08:04:25 PM
Remington Premier Core Lokts in my 30 06 and 300 Win Mag.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2008, 10:24:17 AM
youhave to go with the nosler petition or ballistic tips. they get the job done
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2008, 02:00:24 PM
I've used nothing but Remington Premier Core Lokts in my 30 06.  180 grain.  Drops 'em in their tracks.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2008, 03:55:32 PM
3006 180 grain Remington corelocks- Great knock down power.I once shot a big buck in the hind quarter, it busted his hip.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 25, 2008, 03:56:49 PM
150 gr silvertip 30-06
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2008, 06:14:45 AM
Ummm i would think any bullet that hits where u point!!.....     Nosler is good
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 26, 2008, 01:14:32 PM
technically any copper and brass jacketed bonded soft point boattail bullet is going to be very accurate and have good weight retention.  That being said for factory loads not much better than remingtons corelokt bullets, but the hornady light magnums with their interbond bullets are a close second.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 27, 2008, 06:41:12 PM
Remington Core Lokt 165 grain PSP in 30-06
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 29, 2008, 02:22:56 PM
My shooting buddy loaded up some Barns X bullets (140 gr) with a Ballistic tip for my 7mm08.  In this caliber with the same bullet it went completely through and Elk bull.  I have this gun set up to shoot 3/4 groups at 100 yds.  I also like my 22-250

I am a new member from GA.  I shoot NRA sanction long distant events with my 308 ( 600 and 1000 yds)  I bow hunt until it gets to cold and I am a avid fisherman that like to flats fish in salt water with a fly rod --09--0
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on September 30, 2008, 10:21:20 AM
 4 me hands down hornaday sst in 12 ga or 20 ga both are worth their weight in gold. i sight in @ 50 yards and its good to 100 125 yards.
Its nice not having to think about yardage just put it on em and let it go.
@ 25 yards it hits 3/4 of an inch high no big deal.
and they are devastating on deer 2 deer 50-70 yards out both never made it past 50 yards easy tracking.
Aim small miss small.
God bless our troops


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Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 01, 2008, 10:02:01 PM
mine are a remington in a yellow and green box - for a .280 - i think they are core lokt but not sure - 
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 07, 2008, 07:45:03 AM
My favorite for Deer Hunting is my 7mm08 Winchester 140 Grain Ballistic Silvertip, Every deer I have ever shot with this round has went down right where I shot it! The key I think, Is to shoot them in the shoulder, not behind the shoulder!
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 09, 2008, 09:54:17 PM
Nosler E-tips
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 09, 2008, 10:02:02 PM
Last year I switched from Rem Corelock to the FUSION. I am sold on Fusion. 270/130 grain dropped all 6 deer in their tracks.
Title: Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
Post by: [Blocked] on October 09, 2008, 11:22:36 PM
30-06 180 grain silvertips