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.30 cal bullet for elk.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 09:37 PM
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.30 cal bullet for elk.

Puting together some new loads for elk this fall. Trying to decide whether to use 180 gr. SST or 180 Gr Accubond. Ill be loading for 300 WM. Any body have any ideas or suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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    Unread 03-06-2013, 09:52 PM
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

    Between the two id go Accubond every day and twice on opening day.
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    Unread 03-06-2013, 10:08 PM
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

    The longest shot you would be comfortable taking should be part of this equation. There is no perfect bullet at all distances.

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    Unread 03-06-2013, 10:16 PM
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

    Broz. With the set up I have now. 600 yds.
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

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    Broz. With the set up I have now. 600 yds.
    There are many bullets out there that will work to that distance, some better than others depending on what you like for terminal performance.

    Myself I would not even consider a bullet under 210 gr for elk hunting with a 300 win. But I am a believer in heavy for the caliber bullets.

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    Unread 03-06-2013, 10:41 PM
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

    Ok. give me a little more Jeff. Why do you prefer heavier???
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    Re: .30 cal bullet for elk.

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    Ok. give me a little more Jeff. Why do you prefer heavier???

    Because I prefer bullets that fragment and I want enough there to send off pieces through the vitals and still have a good portion left to carry on. This same type bullet has a better chance to expand well at longer distances where velocity is slowed down.

    Jeff

    EDIT: PS, we killer 5 bulls and several cows last season with a 300 win. From 200 to 800 yards, an antelope at 1285 yards. That same rifle took 19 ,, antelope, deer and elk combined last season and a coyote at 700 plus. All one shot kills.
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