Originally Posted by rt2bowhunter
Hi I was woundering if any one has used the lapua scenar for hunting. I see where several shoot the VLD bullets an seem to like them. I would be useing them in a 6.5x284 with a shilen 1in 8 twist it shoots them in the low 2s. Mostly would be used on whitetail deer from real close lets say 25yds to 400yds.
Thanks for any info.
This comes up quite often and I just have to ask= Why use a target bullet for hunting?
Target bullets are designed for maximum accuracy and punching holes in paper ,hunting bullets are designed for performance on game. and at all but the longest shots are very accurate.
The only time I can see the need to use target bullets on game is at extreme distance where
you need high BCs and all that go with it.
There is no doubt that a target bullet will kill but at the distance you refer to 400 or 500yards
there is no need to risk inconsistent performance from a bullet designed for target shooting.
You will never see a target bullet associated with terms like Controlled expansion or bonded
core because it is not important for a target bullet to possess these attributes.
There are some fine hunting bullets that not only perform well on game but are extremely
accurate and will shoot sub 1/4 MOA groups.
I would recomend using any good hunting bullet(Burger,Nosler,Speer,Hornady and others)
at the distance that they are capable of good accuracy and performance.
And If you want to shoot beyond 1000yards and the hunting bullets don't have the performance
needed then switch to a target bullet that does.
Just an opinion
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