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Best LR hunting bullet in .308, .338, .284, and .264

 
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Old 05-18-2008, 01:48 PM
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Best LR hunting bullet in .308, .338, .284, and .264

I'm looking for guidance on which bullet(s) that have the best accuracy and terminal performance (after hitting the animal) for long range hunting of mule deer and elk. I have used Bitterroot, Hornaday Interlock, and Nosler Partition as well as Ballistic Tip in my hunting, along with factory at times. These were all shot out to ~300 yards. I don't have any experience with other makes or models. Please give me a run down about the bullets y'all use, with the good and bad. I am shooting long now (out to about 1300 yards) but only at targets. I have always been concerned about what the bullet does after it strikes hide. I am interested in as many opinions as you care to give and information about as many different bullets as possible. Please include comments on the bullet's performance in the critter at slow velocity (at long range) as well as high velocity (close range). Thank you.
Paul
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:13 AM
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I am in a similar situation to you. i shoot a 7mm STW and until now i have shot partitions, barnes and A-frames to 450. all were devistating on game. this year i plan to stretch it out a little more 600+. i will be trying the Berger 180 and the Wildcat 200 if i can get my hands on some.

i hope this helps you out some.
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In 7mm, the Wildcat HP RBBT 200 grain bullet with an impact velocity of 2265 fps at about 1K will slice though a bull elks rib cage like a knife through hot butter. It will break the main shoulder ball joint and then the rib cage and create a shrapnel grenade that creates devastation in the heart and lungs as can be seen from the picture. In a well crafted rifle, such as from Kirby, the 200 gr Wildcat will hold 0.5 MOA past 1500 yards.


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Old 05-19-2008, 12:33 PM
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Gotta also recommend the WC bullet that BB described. I've shot an elk and several deer with it and all were excellent results and performance.

If I had to choose a US made bullet it would be an Accubond in the appropriate caliber and weight for the job at hand.

This is an Idaho deer I shot with my 7mm AM. I guess I was overgunned as this is all that was left of him.
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I want the bullet that ss7mm plugged that deer with!
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:38 PM
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I want the bullet that ss7mm plugged that deer with!
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:15 PM
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I want the bullet that ss7mm plugged that deer with!
That particular bullet is buried in a hillside somewhere in Idaho but you can get some just like it from Richard @ Wildcat Bullets in Canada.

Usually it's bang, flop with the 7mm AM, but this one was just bang, poof.;)
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