Re: 7mm-08 bullet for mule deer & black bear
I dont have anything against the Barnes line of premium bullets, But in my opinion, with the lower velocities that the 7mm-08 gives us, a much cheaper bullet can do the trick. I shot a whitetail at 394yds and a speed goat at 208yds with a 150gr Sierra SBT and both dropped immediatly in their tracks. Expansion was good and had exits on both.
That being said, if you want to stick witht he Barnes, I would personally go with the 140gr TTSX. Better down range energy and BC. The 270 is obviously going to give you more energy, But the 7mm-08 will get it done for sure....
There is something soothing about ringing steel a long ways out.