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Old 07-12-2011, 07:31 PM
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Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

I am on a quest to find the best over the counter bullet choice, reloading is currently not an option for me. I have searched over the forum and online for answers and cannot find a conclusive answer, maybe you all can help me decide.

Rifle: Remington 700 Sendero SF II chambered in .300 RUM

Hunt: Northern Idaho elk, black bear, and mountain lion

Goal: Would like the bullet/round to perform and have enough knock down capability to plus or minus 750 yards

My research as of now, all signs point that I should be using a 200 grain bullet. The three bullets that I am interested in so far are:

Bullets: Nosler Partition, Nosler Accubond, Swift A-Frame

Please share your experiences, thoughts, and opinions.

Thank you all for your time,
lv2hunt
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:54 PM
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

My Sendero SF II in 300 Ultra loved the Remington Power Level ammo with 180g Swift Scirocco bullets.

I'm not personally a fan of the Berger bullet terminal philosophy. But, if you're OK with it (a *lot* of people are), then you might check out the Signature Series ammo from Best of the West. 190 or 210g Bergers.

If you do start reloading, a lot of options will become available to you.

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Old 07-12-2011, 11:05 PM
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

I have shot a alot of accubonds in 300 ultras with great success.Handloaded though. I would put my efforts into getting into reloading.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:59 AM
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

My hunting buddy has nosler custom ammo loaded with 180AB. It didn't shoot very well. ES was all over the place, it made horrible LRH ammo. I load for him now. It may work for you, but it didn't work very well for me.
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

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I am on a quest to find the best over the counter bullet choice, reloading is currently not an option for me. I have searched over the forum and online for answers and cannot find a conclusive answer, maybe you all can help me decide.

Rifle: Remington 700 Sendero SF II chambered in .300 RUM

Hunt: Northern Idaho elk, black bear, and mountain lion

Goal: Would like the bullet/round to perform and have enough knock down capability to plus or minus 750 yards

My research as of now, all signs point that I should be using a 200 grain bullet. The three bullets that I am interested in so far are:

Bullets: Nosler Partition, Nosler Accubond, Swift A-Frame

Please share your experiences, thoughts, and opinions.

Thank you all for your time,
lv2hunt
I have to agree 200 grain bullet is the way to go. You have all that powder you should take advantage of it and shoot a heavy well constructed bullet. I have very good luck with the Partitions in any Caliber as do I with the accubonds. I feel the Partition is an all around better elk bullet but it it not without its short commings. However at a Max range of 750 Yards I wouldnt think twice about using it I would just do it. Most people will probably try to steer you towards the accubond and probably in the 180's and they are right to an extent. the Accubond will have a superior flight path, however in real world conditions the difference will be almost negligible. I Stand very firm on my belief that 200's is the way to go if you are after elk. they are very tough, I have seen people loose elk by shooting inferior bullets or too light of bullets. You absolutely want to hammer an elk other wise you may be in for a chase that you want no part of. SO My vote goes 200 Partition or 200 Accubond both are great choices. I have no experience with the swift so I wont vote on those one way or the other.
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:59 PM
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

Thanks for all of the information guys, I appreciate it! I scored a great deal on a whole mess of reloading equipment and am going to load up some 200 grain Nosler Partitions and Accubonds to compare.

Brandon
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:57 PM
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Re: Best overall bullet choice for my .300 Ultra?

Over the counter - I would go with remington loaded with the swift scirocco!

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