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Unread 01-10-2011, 08:20 PM
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Re: Need some bullet suggestions

55 grainers are a little on the heavy side for a 14 twist, of the 2 bergers are the better choice, it would probably love 40 grain nosler ballistic tips with 4064!

As for the 300 win ruger, i have one, they are a 10 twist, mine does not like anything bigger than 180s, accubonds or sst interlock, mine likes 165s the best though 3.410 oal with 74.6 grains Imr 4350.

The 30-378 will like the 200 accubonds or the 210 bergers with reloder 22 or 25, but for the best results the bergers need to be seated on the lands.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:05 PM
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Re: Need some bullet suggestions

I get very good results shooting the 52 grain nosler match bullets out of 1-14 twist .22's. Consistent groups under .2 MOA at velocities over 4000 fps.

Since you have two 300's I would make the winny a flat shooting killer for out to 600 or so yards shooting the 150 Barnes TTSX. I would make the 30-378 my super long range rig shooting one of the 200-210 grain high BC bullets. The nosler 200 grain AB is a good choice because it is a quality big game hunting bullet with a high .588 BC. The 210 Berger and 208 Amax can get you well into the .6's and I use the Amax on deer size animals taking one over 1000 yards this year. For elk size critters though I like the 200 AB.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:58 PM
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Re: Need some bullet suggestions

I had no intentions of arguing or disagreeing with anyone, he should try what he has or likes, although as mentioned the 52 grain nosler custom competetion bullets do in deed group excellent, i started out with 55 grain v-max then 53 grain sierras then 50 grain noslers, then 45 grain win hps, and now im at the 40 grain noslers and they have given the smallest groups, what i like to call a ragged hole and mine is a 12 twist. As for the TSXs i have had to many unethical kills with those from through and throughs as mentioned by someone else, i shot a deer 2 years ago, hit heart and lungs and went on through and this was with a 257 wby at 160 yards, i finally found it about a half mile from where i shot it, so unless your looking for cape buffalo i dont think they will be needed.
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