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Old 11-20-2005, 05:33 PM
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Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

I would like to see some suggestions for cartridges suitable for deer hunting that allow viewing bullet impact. In, say..a ten pound rifle. If a muzzle brake is required I'd say that makes it somewhat iffy on meeting the requirement, but I'm open to all opinions.

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Old 11-20-2005, 05:51 PM
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

If viewing is all that important than I'd suggest something in the 260Rem class with light-weight Barnes X bullets launched at moderate velocities.

Another consideration might be to try some of the newer low recoil ammo that is designed for whitetail hunting. I believe that Federal & Rem both make it in several suitable cartridges.

Lastly, I'd suggest that you use a very low power scope which would aid significantly in maintaining your sight picture after the shot.
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:06 PM
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

243 in a 10lb rifle with a light load or add a brake to it and you could fire full house 100gr loads and spot your hits with no problem. Or do a wildcat like a 6mm-223 or PPC if range isnít going to be extreme.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:29 PM
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

I would go with a 7mm-08, a .260 , a .250-3000 Savage, or a .257 Roberts(standard or AI) if it were up to me. Any of these with a lighter bullet say from Barnes would fit the bill just fine.
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Old 11-20-2005, 09:54 PM
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

I know you are going to think I am crazy, but a 22-250 ackley or 22-243 or 243win or ackley of some type will work excellent. I used a 22-250 ackley 8 twist and the old Nosler 80 gr J4's to shoot 7 deer one year two were at 500 yards. A good muzzle break on a fast 22 or 6mm will allow you to see your hits. If I were doing it I would buy a 6.5 twist 3 groove Pac Nor ,chamber for 22-243 ackley and shoot Richards 100 grain .224 bullet. Out of a 28 inch tube you should get around 3300 fps. That would give you plenty of killing powerout to 500 yards or so. The best muzzle break i have found is the JP tank style. Good luck and good hunting
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

Reed I like that idea of a 22-243 with the fast twist and the 100gr wildcat that could be a sweet rig.
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Re: Deer rounds that allow viewing impact

Urbaneruralite,

I am not disagreeing with any of the recommendations offered so far but please do not think that you are limited to small capacity rounds if you want to see your bullets impact from a 10 lb rifle.

From a solid rest, prone generally, I can see every bullet land on target at any range from the muzzle out to 1000 yards with my AM rounds in rifles as light as 8 lb rifle weight. The reason is the Holland brakes.

Depending on your hunting techniques you may be better suited to the smaller case capacity rounds but please do not feel you are limited to them solely.

Again, all mentioned rounds are good recommendations for many needs but you are not limited to a 40 gr case capacity if you want to see your bullets land on target.

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