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GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

 
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:32 PM
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GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

i've had other post asking about bullet selction for my new .30-.378wtby. Yea i know its over kill but a gun i've always wanted!!! Anywho's after taking in all others advise i have narrowed it down to 4 bullets... GS Custom HV Bullets in the 160gr. or 173gr, Berger 168gr or 175gr, barnes ttsx 168gr., and the scirocco II in 165gr... i do mostly deer hunting but do go on mule deer hunts every year and will be doing some elk hunting this coming year. any adivse for the all around bullet.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:50 PM
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Re: GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

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after taking in all others advise i have narrowed it down to 4 bullets... GS Custom HV Bullets in the 160gr. or 173gr, Berger 168gr or 175gr, barnes ttsx 168gr., and the scirocco II in 165gr... i do mostly deer hunting but do go on mule deer hunts every year and will be doing some elk hunting this coming year. any adivse for the all around bullet.
Why the small bullets? Especially when elk are on your hunting schedule. I feel you are making a huge mistake with the little bullets and high velocity. Go with a 210 to 230 gr bullet and let that 30-378 shine.

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Old 10-30-2012, 01:58 PM
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Re: GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

I agree w/ Jeff. Put some 200+ grain bullets in that puppy!

I've been having fantastic results w/ the 200g LRX in my 300 RUM.

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Old 10-30-2012, 02:01 PM
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Re: GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

wont the bigger bullets hurt the meat. like i said i hunt mostly deer. what about the 160gr. or the 173gr. GS Custom bullets or the berger 185 or 190gr.?? u got any data on the .30-.378. This is my first time reloading.
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Re: GS CUSTOM, Berger, Barnes TTSX, or Swift Scirocco II

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wont the bigger bullets hurt the meat. like i said i hunt mostly deer. what about the 160gr. or the 173gr. GS Custom bullets or the berger 185 or 190gr.?? u got any data on the .30-.378. This is my first time reloading.
With the heavier bullets impact velocity will be lower than the lighter bullets thus damaging LESS meat. Keep in mind meat loss will vary between different types of bullets of the same weight. Shot placement is probably the biggest thing we have control over when trying to save meat. Running light bullets in the 30-378 is like putting regular 87 octane unleaded in a top fuel funny car.
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...Shot placement is probably the biggest thing we have control over when trying to save meat....
That about sums it up. You whack a deer in the rump with a 165g bullet from a .30-378 and you're losing enough meat that it might as well have been a 200+g bullet any way.

Plus, shooting the bigger (slower) bullets, you'll most likely extend your barrel life as well.

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i have narrowed it down to 4 bullets... GS Custom HV Bullets in the 160gr. or 173gr, Berger 168gr or 175gr, barnes ttsx 168gr., and the scirocco II in 165gr... i do mostly deer hunting but do go on mule deer hunts every year and will be doing some elk hunting this coming year. any adivse for the all around bullet.
1. shoot a bigger bullet. meat damage mostly due to bullet TYPE/design/speed
2. berger destroys meat
3. barnes, in my experience, causes least meat damage
4. scirocco is excellent bonded bullet and meat damage is minimal
5. I suggest a minimum weight of 180
6. I recommend a 200 grain bullet
7. GS custom almost same as Barnes so stick with Barnes
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