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Author Topic: Favorite bullet for deer?  (Read 2539 times)

Offline jd3006

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Favorite bullet for deer?
« 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.

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 03:13:14 PM »
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2008, 05:39:11 PM »
federal premium 165 grn   .308
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2008, 07:29:41 PM »
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2008, 03:27:24 PM »
Well in the 300 I use Winchester B. Silvertips Tips 180grains.
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2008, 08:04:25 PM »
Remington Premier Core Lokts in my 30 06 and 300 Win Mag.
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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2008, 10:24:17 AM »
youhave to go with the nosler petition or ballistic tips. they get the job done

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Re: Favorite bullet for deer?
« Reply #14 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.
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