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View Poll Results: What is your favorite big game hunting bullet .277-.338 cal
SMK 18 8.37%
Accubond 70 32.56%
Berger VLD 51 23.72%
Hornady A-max 14 6.51%
Nosler E-tip 5 2.33%
Other 57 26.51%
Voters: 215. This poll is closed


Favorite big game bullet -Poll

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Unread 03-18-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: Favorite big game bullet -Poll

Ive been shooting Barnes bullets for as long as Ive owned my rifle (300winny). I first started shooting 130gr barnes-x when I was younger and only deer hunted...it seemed to be more than adequate for the hunting I was doing. Later, i started to elk hunt and wanted something that I could load for both animals. I loved the performance of the barnes so i was partial to their bullets. I chose to load the 150gr TSX and have had ZERO problems with them yet...as previously mentioned from another member "i have yet to have one walk away from a one-shot-kill"....from any yardage.

(80gr imr4831, WLRM primer, 020" from lands, Vel: 3450fps, average deviation 22fps), Ruger tang safety M77, glass bedded, custom radial port brake, 2.5lb trigger pull, Burris Signature Select 3-12x44, .375" groups @100yds ALL DAY LONG with this load.

Granted different bullets shoot well out of different guns, just saying Ive always had very good luck with Barnes
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Unread 04-02-2009, 03:14 PM
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Location: Alberta
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Re: Favorite big game bullet -Poll

For me this is completely calibre specific.

My .338 Lapua won't shoot Accubonds but loves the 215gr Gameking almost as much as the 250gr Scenars.

My .300 Winmag shoots 180gr Sciroccos and 208 Amaxs very well but went with the Sciroccos for velocity advantages.

My .308 shoots 168gr Amaxs and SMKs exactly the same so I can use them interchangably but usually go with SMKs only because I have had more experience with them.

My .264 Winmag shoots 140gr Partitions and Gamekings equally well but choose Gamekings for cost.

My .300 WBY shoots accubonds better than anything else.

I have no 1 go to bullet for all applications and calibres.
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