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Old 01-13-2010, 11:22 PM
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inpu ton long range hunting bullets anyone?

well im looking for a bullet for a 7mm rem mag. in all my rifles from the .243 to the .300 win mag i load the remington core-lokt. but this time i want to try something different. yeah i love the core-lokts, they work great on game. but i think that maybe the slightly lower BC and shape of the bullet may some what play against it in long range performance, at say 700yds+. i've never shot anything with them out past 350yds so im not sure how they'll do way out there.

so anyone thats tried other bullets at ranges on game please share result or insight. im leaning towards the hornady SST 162gr. wish they made one a lil heavier but according to their site and what i see in the stores 162 is as high as they go.

most likely the same thing is gonna happen last time i tried other bullets and im gonna end up goin back to the trusty old core-lokt.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:34 PM
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well im looking for a bullet for a 7mm rem mag. in all my rifles from the .243 to the .300 win mag i load the remington core-lokt. but this time i want to try something different. yeah i love the core-lokts, they work great on game. but i think that maybe the slightly lower BC and shape of the bullet may some what play against it in long range performance, at say 700yds+. i've never shot anything with them out past 350yds so im not sure how they'll do way out there.

so anyone thats tried other bullets at ranges on game please share result or insight. im leaning towards the hornady SST 162gr. wish they made one a lil heavier but according to their site and what i see in the stores 162 is as high as they go.

most likely the same thing is gonna happen last time i tried other bullets and im gonna end up goin back to the trusty old core-lokt.
OK, I can't take it, what happened last time?

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Old 01-13-2010, 11:43 PM
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Re: inpu ton long range hunting bullets anyone?

never could get the results i wanted. such as penetration, bullet expantion some loads that just fragment good for small game not for big game. im sure some times it could have just been a coinsidence that the bullet reacted the way it did. who knows. i just know i out of what i tried i didnt get the killing results like the core-lokts. never did get to try anything at range tho.
i liked the remington accu-tip but tips kept breaking off in the magazine. that was the problem more than anything. lead nosed bullets got smashed the plastic tips like the accu tip would break about 1 sometimes 2 in a magazine. and my luck the busted tip would be the one i'd fire at range on a animal.
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:57 PM
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I like the GS Custom bullets. You will need to be willing to try unconventional. I can say from personal experience that they work very well.

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:03 AM
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What about the berger VLD 168s? I like what I've read about the but I've heard they fail a lot inside 200 yards, which really doesn't make sense to me.
I just want a bullet that will punch thru.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:37 AM
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Your mind set on what a bullet should do mirrors mine. I did a lot of research and chose to try the GS bullets. I have used them off and on for the last 3yrs or so. I have not been disappointed at all. I also tried the Nosler E-tip, and was happy with it as well. I found the difficulties and expense of getting the GS bullets was out weighed by the performance. The bc's are not the greatest, but the added velocity will overcome in most situations. Depends on which bullet and how far you want to shoot. For most, out to 600 to 800yrds, they will run great. Past 1000yrds there may be other bullets that will do better getting there. On game performance will be tough to beat. Meat damage is nill, and efficient kills are very good.

This is all my opinion, based on my experience. We have had some great debates on this subject. If there was one magic bullet, there would not be very many to choose from.

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:35 PM
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yeah im also trying to be cost effective. with the amount i shoot paying $30 and $40 for 50 bullets would break the bank.
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