Originally Posted by Fiftydriver
To be honest, you really do not list a bad bullet up there for performance on deer size game. I have shot most of these bullets and all have performed well in certain rifles.
Bullets like the Ballistic Tips, Sierra Kings and Hornady bullets generally shoot very well in most rifles and handguns. Of the three I like ht eon game performance of the Ballistic Tip the best because of its solid base and heavier tapered jacket.
The Speer Deep Shock has alot of potential but I fear that it will not be given a fair shake simply because it is a "Speer" bullet.
The only bullet I would say may be a bit sub par compared to the rest in accuracy would be the Speer 165 gr Spitzer as I have found some of these bullets, the HotCore design anyway, can at times have air pockets in the core which is a result of the bullet making process with this bullet.
This inconsistancy can be a problem at longer ranges.
Really, whichever your rifle likes is the best pick. As far as for use on deer, there is not a bullet in the bunch that would not get the job done at 308 velocities.
I agree Kirby, I got my first 308 back in 1964, and had one all these years. I shot every factory round out one, and reloaded a bunch. You have to remember , bullet making is a process, and nothing is perfect, That's why we call some of them fliers... I never had a problem with a Speer bullet.
One question I have is , how did you find the air pocket in the Speer bullet?