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Old 08-29-2009, 02:01 AM
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AB or BST for lrh red stag?

What would be optimal for 30 cal lrh red stag?

Bullet choise would be 165 ab or 168 bst.



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Old 08-29-2009, 04:23 AM
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

Red Stags are not that hard to kill with good bullet placement. Any good 30 cal bullet in that weight range will do the job so long as it expands.

I have found Nosler 165grn BT's to work OK out of a .30-06.

For long range shooting I would go for the one that is the most accurate in your rifle.
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

For LRH, my first choices would be and are (for my 300 RUM and WSM) 200 AB, 180 E-Tip, 180 AB. They have better BC's.

By BST, do you mean Ballistic Silver Tip or Ballistic Tip?

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Old 08-29-2009, 06:04 PM
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

montana

thats ballistic tip. I am choosing a lighter bullet 168 or 165 due to my caliber which is 30-06.

I dont intend to shoot 1k game at this moment, maybe later after more experience
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:11 PM
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

Pretex, well then you need to get a 300 WSM

On the more serious side, the 165/168 bullets would be better out of a 30-06 up to about 600 yds. I personally would go with the AB's first because IMO they are a better hunting bullet. I would only use BT's for varmit and target shooting.

You might try some RL 17 if you can get it. I've heard some good results with it in the .06

Good shooting,

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Old 08-30-2009, 01:51 AM
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

Thanks alot for the replys.

I use a soft point bullet for normal range, I am looking for which bullet is the best for longer ranges, 200+

Which bullet would be the best for moderate to slow velocity?

montana

I'll try out the rl 17, thanks
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Re: AB or BST for lrh red stag?

What i use for my elk load is Hornady's 180 grn BTSP with H4831SC at about 2700fps
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