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Best .30 caliber 200+ gr high performance bullet

What bullet is everyone considering the best 200+ gr projectile? I would like to load a or have someone load a very fast flat shooting technical bullet ie VLD or hybrid that can perform like a target bullet and expand like a killer. Maybe AMax or the new long range Barnes.......

Anyone out there pushing their 300wm up over 27/2800 with a 200 plus "hunting" round?
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    What bullet is everyone considering the best 200+ gr projectile? I would like to load a or have someone load a very fast flat shooting technical bullet ie VLD or hybrid that can perform like a target bullet and expand like a killer. Maybe AMax or the new long range Barnes.......

    Anyone out there pushing their 300wm up over 27/2800 with a 200 plus "hunting" round?
    Lots of guys are doing what you are asking about. I don't know if any of us are that concerned with fast and flat shooting. As the groups are more important than the speed, most try to reach a balance. Everyone is going to want more details like your rifle and your intended game and your going to get a lot of different answers from a lot of experienced guys each with there own opinion.
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    Re: Best .30 caliber 200+ gr high performance bullet

    You might want to wait a month or so. Nosler is coming out in 2013 with a new Long Range Accubond in a 190 gr. and 210 gr 30 caliber projectile. It is supposed to work well at short distances as well as at longer distances. I think I remember reading that it will expand at velocities as low as 1300 fps. Sounds like it might be a great all around bullet.
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    might want to see what is available from wildcat and matrix bullets as well. I have a strong suspicion that once other bullet makers see how Nosler is entering into this arena of LRH and Barnes already has a slight jump on it, that Hornady will soon have something available. Would be very interesting if Sierra and Speer got on board as well.

    I wish technology was available or used to make a VLD bullet that shoots like a target bullet, but was bonded like a Scirocco (best bonded hunting bullets with a tip in my humble opinion). Can you imagine shooting, for example, a BONDED 180 Berger VLD in 7mm from an STW or RUM with a 30" barrel? Or a 240 gr 30 cal same style bullet from a 300 RUM or 30-378? We'd have the perfect hunting bullet.
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    ICAN. I appreciate that and yes I should be more specific. I just say 'fast' because if I can push it up a little quicker I can get better expansion out of it at longer distances. I will using it for deer, hogs, and maybe in the future for my next big yeary trip to Canada for Caribou. Even if it's overkill for thin skinned deer I don't care. I am a shooter and a gear head and want great performance over being worried about if it's too heavy for deer. Hogs you can never have enough performance.

    I am a hog hunter first and foremost and am trying to get into the 1k yard club in February on a boar in the coastal plains of California. I have a 700 yard kill but this new gun will take me ver 1k.

    It is:
    AICS 300wm
    stiller action
    hart barrel 6 grooves 1:10 twist helical fluted
    Jewell trigger
    Vortex optics

    I think it will spin a 230 so I had applied ballistics make me up some. But I really know deep down that's a bad bullet for hunting. So I need advice. I hear guys using the OTM, Amax, VLD's and Barnes LRX.
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    Re: Best .30 caliber 200+ gr high performance bullet

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    What bullet is everyone considering the best 200+ gr projectile? I would like to load a or have someone load a very fast flat shooting technical bullet ie VLD or hybrid that can perform like a target bullet and expand like a killer. Maybe AMax or the new long range Barnes.......

    Anyone out there pushing their 300wm up over 27/2800 with a 200 plus "hunting" round?
    Here is a bullet to consider and read about. It has been good for me in all aspects. Take a look at this thread and see if it fits your needs. It is the most consistantly accurate bullet I have ever loaded in my 300 win. and it has not failed yet with 13 kills this season to 1285 yards.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-hybrid-88657/

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    Awesome data Broz! I'm gonna have chad at Dallas reloads make me up some to these specs. I am also gonna have some of the Barnes made up.

    I don't know why but I have a hard time trusting a tipped bullet being subject to drift because of an axis problem over or equal to a target, bthp, or hybrid bullet. Thoughts?
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