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Old 06-16-2011, 02:15 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

There is nothing wrong with the old core lokts, but they are not bonded......Rich
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:29 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

Sorry about the wrong term. I meant non-monolithic
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:54 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

No I'm not suggesting any bullets. I am saying that for my given hunting conditions I favor traditional type old school bullets for general hunting and that I purposely select bullet design to maximize the terminal performance on close range and longrange hunting. Every bullet design from cast lead to Monoliths has advantages over any other bullet. In my opinion the guys that got those 36 Elk have there conditions perfectly nailed down air tight. For me nailed down tight is haveing the ability to choose and when mixed conditions do my choosing for me I head right for the old school general purpose bullets.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

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I got the TSX thinking I would likely hit my elk in a bone, and wanted it to keep on plowing, since .308 isn't really a monster-killer. Is all of that info to suggest I'd be better off returning to a bonded core style next year, like the old Core-Lokts?
carbinero,

I think that your plan of hitting the Elk on the front leg is a good one. The 168gr Barnes will work brilliantly and is ideally suited to your application. I would try and keep shots under 200m if I was you because those bullets do their best work at higher impact velocities, and the 168 is already only going to be doing about 2700fps out of a 308.

You're on the money. Go do the business with the Barnes, and make next year's decisions next year .... by then you will have a wealth of experience with the Barnes and will know what you liked, and what you disliked about them.

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Old 06-16-2011, 03:48 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

Well, 2 bits of consolation, anyhow:

a) I won't beat myself up anymore about whether I should have had the barrel cut shorter than 22", and

b) I might not even pack the bipod for shooting those big mamas under 200.
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

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Well, 2 bits of consolation, anyhow:

a) I won't beat myself up anymore about whether I should have had the barrel cut shorter than 22", and

b) I might not even pack the bipod for shooting those big mamas under 200.
Mate ... there is nothing negative about this ....

You've got a first rate bullet of the correct weight for the task and you're going to hunt elk .... what more could you ask for ???

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Old 06-16-2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: 36 bulls 8 different bullets

Not trying to rain on anyone sparty but we used to load the 168 TSX in a 300WBY for elk and deer, shot quite a few with this but it is not enough bullet to punch an elk in the front shoulder, I've shot two cows right below the joint of the shoulder blade and the lower shoulder bone and not one penetrated the chest cavity. The bullets deflected forward out the front of the shoulder. I would shoot elk with them for sure but now way would I let one get on the front shoulder!!!
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