Okay, new to the 300UltraMag. I need a starting point for an accurate load with a Barnes bullet. Either the XLC, or the TSX.
What I want to do with this rifle is shoot Northern BC deer (both flavours), elk, black bears, and moose (mostly immature bulls). At ranges of 30 meters to 500 meters. Tall order, I know. I'm thinking of maybe the 168 TSX. Any opinions? Pro's or Con's?
I've used Barnes XFB's in my .264mag for years, and killed everything I've pointed it at with one shot from ground squirrels to moose using 140gr bullets, to one big whitetail this fall with the 130gr, and absolutely loved them.
So who is using these bullets, and more importantly, who has hammered an incoming whitetail at close range with a "lightweight" X bullet (150 - 180gr) out of an ultra mag, and what was the meat damage like?
Any and all input will be appreciated,
Once you pull the trigger, you better be prepared to finish the job.