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Old 01-01-2013, 10:29 AM
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Bullet Selection?

I am looking for the best bullet to load in a 300 win mag for deer that will make a huge exit hole.

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:03 AM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

178 grain hornady A-Max as fast as you can SAFELY push them.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:36 PM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

150 Hornady SST or 155 A-Max will do it.

Deer are thin skinned, light boned. Like antelope and people.

Elk are thick skinned, heavy boned. Save the 180+ bullets for elk.

You did say you wanted a splash effect on the far side, yes?
( Lungs splashed all over far side tree)
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Old 01-02-2013, 03:26 PM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

Why?

Do you just want to make a bloody mess or just waste meat?

If you're wanting to anchor the deer in place, you don't have to blow big holes. All you have to do is break down their drive train. Do like the TV shows do and shoot them high through both shoulders. DRT. The shoulder bone fragments do your work for you. It also takes out the arteries above the heart and both lungs. Bullet doesn't even have to exit.

If you're trying to compensate for bad shooting, just practice more.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:03 PM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

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Why?

Do you just want to make a bloody mess or just waste meat?

If you're wanting to anchor the deer in place, you don't have to blow big holes. All you have to do is break down their drive train. Do like the TV shows do and shoot them high through both shoulders. DRT. The shoulder bone fragments do your work for you. It also takes out the arteries above the heart and both lungs. Bullet doesn't even have to exit.

If you're trying to compensate for bad shooting, just practice more.

I agree....WHY??
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:11 PM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

If you're blowing through and creating a large exit hole the bullet is not expending all of it's energy into the animal. I've seen deer run a long way with a huge exit hole. You really want a bullet that will expend all of it's energy, mushroom well, retain most of it's weight and stop just under the hide on the opposite side. I prefer the 150 gr Nosler Accubond for deer, the 180 gr Nosler Accubond for elk and the 200 gr Accubond for moose.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:20 PM
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Re: Bullet Selection?

Here is some reading for thought. Long thread but quite a bit of info on a 300 win. 19 big game kills with the same rifle and bullet at many different distances. Many pics of wound channels, entrances and exits.

http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-hybrid-88657/

But as shown in the thread, any bullet will act differently depending on velocity, distance, and shot placement. The key is to find a bullet that will fill your needs at the longest distance you plan to take a shot. In closer it becomes less important as shot placement is easier and about anything will kill when placed properly.

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