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300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

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Unread 01-21-2011, 05:22 PM
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300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

I own a 300 ultra mag and was wondering what would be the best bullets for whitetail deer and hogs. I live in west Texas and will not be shooting any farther than 150 yards. Any details or advice please.
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 05:26 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

    Shoot them in the middle....dead.

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.

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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

    I shoot a 300 Jarrett for my primary deer rifle. Best performance and accuracy for me in a hunting bullet is the 168 Nosler Combined Technology (CT). I've had some close shots over the years as in under 100 yards and have had no problem with the expansion even though they are leaving the muzzle at well over 3400.
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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

    300 rum is kind of over kill for texas deer and 150yds and under. I would be using a 223-243. I would just what ever your gun liked and shoot them with that. if they are does I would be doing head shoots.
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 06:48 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

    My 300 RUM likes Berger 168VLD and 210 VLD's with retumbo powder
    Puts them one on top of each other at 100 yds
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    Unread 01-21-2011, 07:37 PM
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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

    What bullets are better the berger or barnes?
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    Re: 300 ultra mag for whitetail deer, details please

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    What bullets are better the berger or barnes?
    Shooting at the short distances, 150 or less, that you're shooting with the velocity that your 300 develops you might want to carefully test both of those manufacturers for expansion. Berger makes some great long range bullets, but I've not been satisfied with the performance on the occasional close range shots. On hogs up close, I wouldn't use either one. JMHO and experience.
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