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Old 01-19-2012, 12:16 PM
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Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

I see a decent amount of people shooting thee 210 berger VLD's and with there high BC i was hoping to shoot them too. Now i was curious on there performance on thick bone like moose and close range?

Is it smarter to reload Berger's for long range and then another bullet like the accubond for shots that are closer like 300 yards or will the bergers hold up at closer ranges.
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Old 01-19-2012, 01:03 PM
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Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

This has been debated and commented on many times on this forum , with varing opinions. I do use them, and on big elk too. I have taken bulls at 60 yards and from over 800 all with 210 Bergers in a 300 win. I think the main differences in results are more from velocity and shot placement, even tough I took a bull at 60 yards with a 30-378. I say you will be fine but I would put them tight in behind the front shoulder if I was taking the shot.

I will add, what ever bullet you choose, know how it works best, (velocity and placement for its characteristics) Then you probably will be smiling in a photo instead of on here whining about a bullet.

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Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

Berger specifically designed the 230 grain bullet for the 300WM. I will also suggest the 215 Berger.
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Re: Which bullet for big game (300. win mag)

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Berger specifically designed the 230 grain bullet for the 300WM. I will also suggest the 215 Berger.
Just to slightly clarify: The 230 Hybrid OTM was designed with the 300Win in mind. The nose is short enough to fit in tactical firearm magazines. There is however a new "target" line of hybrids. Any of these should work fine for hunting. The 215 grain bullet mentioned is one of the target hybrids, not an OTM.
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I see a decent amount of people shooting thee 210 berger VLD's and with there high BC i was hoping to shoot them too. Now i was curious on there performance on thick bone like moose and close range?

Is it smarter to reload Berger's for long range and then another bullet like the accubond for shots that are closer like 300 yards or will the bergers hold up at closer ranges.
I would instead go with a true hunting bullet with a high BC such as the Hornady Interbond, Nosler Accubond, or the Scirocco II's.

They won't blow up on you at short range and they will punch through bone a long way out.
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I would instead go with a true hunting bullet with a high BC such as the Hornady Interbond, Nosler Accubond, or the Scirocco II's.

They won't blow up on you at short range and they will punch through bone a long way out.
225 grain hornady hpbt. by far the most accurate ive tried out of the 300wm with plenty of mass to handle the impact
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225 grain hornady hpbt. by far the most accurate ive tried out of the 300wm with plenty of mass to handle the impact
I'll stick with the 180's at warp nine with bullets designed for the job.
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