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Unread 04-04-2004, 11:15 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

Jon, the coating on the BST is not moly, and brake cleaner removes it from your bore very easily.

Since you have limited the bullets that can be suggested, Ballistic Tips. But given the .270WSM potential velocity with heavier higher BC bullets I would try the 150 gr BT. At 300 yds on whitetails it really does not matter but close the 150 gr would penetrate better and would loose it's velocity slower and have less wind deflection at long range.

What you have been told about flat base bullets being more accurate than boattails is true but only is important if you wish to reduce your 100 yd group by every .0001" possible. At long range the higher BC of the boattail will help you.

If I might offer one additional piece of advice, just try the 135 gr Match King on wet newsprint at 300 yds or perhaps a goat or sheep for your freezer.
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Unread 04-05-2004, 01:57 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

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Unread 04-06-2004, 12:22 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

J36 from Lost River Ballistic Technologies. Check out their website, the ballistic coeffecients are amazing.
I use them exclusively in my long range 30-378 wby and 300 rem ultra. They are unbelievably accurate and deadly. Have shot several elk and Coues with them. lrbt
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Unread 04-06-2004, 12:48 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

I guess those bullets finally found a gun they can shoot out of!! [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

In sticking to the title of the thread-->SMK

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Unread 04-06-2004, 01:23 PM
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Hornady A-max over SMK every day of the week and twice on Sundays. You owe it to the deer to use the best. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 04-06-2004, 11:23 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

Let me put down another vote for Sierra Match Kings!

I despise the CT Ballistic Silvertips.

Two stories illustrate my point.

Story 1. 7 STW with 140 grn. CT Ballistic Silvetips, deer at 100 lasered yards. Angling away from me I shot 4 inches forward of the last rib on the right side. Deer collapsed and died but bullet penetration was pathetic, maybe 8 inches from the wound channel and stopped in the liver. A better bullet would've went further up into the chest cavity.

Story 2. 7 mm Remington Ultra Mag, 278 lasered yards, whitetail deer headed downhill. 168 grain Sierra Match King tore through the base of the neck, through the spine and out the opposing shoulder. Deer died instantly.

SMK's are all that I'll use at long range. Great accuracy.
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Unread 04-06-2004, 11:59 PM
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Re: Most accurate hunting bullet

For me the Hornady SST is superb. Just keep impact vel under 2800fps and you will have excellent success. The Interbonds are also very accurate, pricier, maybe more retained weight, same red box...

Nosler BT are very accurate but I know the Hornady's hold together better. Use the heaviest weight you can find, 150gr SST would be my choice.

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