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Old 06-27-2014, 10:50 PM
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whitetail bullet

I have been shooting shockwaves and have been having trouble getting them to expand on deer. They punch right through with the same size entry and exit hole. Blood trails have been non existent. I am looking for something that will expand on deer.

Can you make a recommendation?
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:56 PM
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Re: whitetail bullet

Nosler Ballistic Tips
Sierra Game Kings

Both are pretty soft. I looks like the new Accubond Long Range bullets may also fall into this category. I used a 100 grain Game King in my 6mm Rem for 20 or so deer. It usually would stop on the opposite rib with nice expansion. Now I'm pretty much a Barnes TTSX or LRX user for ranges inside 500 yards.
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:40 PM
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Re: whitetail bullet

I should have given more information. I am shooting a 50cal Bonecollector with 2 white hots and 250 grain shock waves. They group well but do not seem to want to open up.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:00 AM
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Re: whitetail bullet

Barnes TMZ or TEZ depending on size of barrel. Or Barnes MZ Expanders if shots no more than 100yds. I used to shoot the shockwaves and took a couple deer with them but they went down in sight so no need to blood track and was good thing because there was no blood. Also lost a deer because of them. Found dead 2 days later. Was well placed shot but exit was same size as entrance and there was little to no blood around exit. I switched to Barnes 2 years ago. Unfortunately I have not harvested a deer with one yet. But I have recovered bullets shot through waterfilled jugs into wet phone books and recovered bullets always look like the pictures you see of expanded Barnes bullets. That and I have never read anything bad about the bullets I mentioned. They cost a little more but if you hunt in area like I do and may only get a shot once a year why not use the best.
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Old 06-28-2014, 05:51 AM
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Re: whitetail bullet

daddy o posted your best option.

Most T/C rifles will shoot the TMZ excellent and you have the choice of the 250gr or the 290gr. If the barrel is tight and they're hard to load, then the T-EZ will load easier. These are premium bullets that perform consistently 100% of the time.

I'd also suggest, that if you can find Blackhorn 209, use that with 110grs volume. T/C's just love that propellant.





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Old 06-28-2014, 01:28 PM
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Re: whitetail bullet

low cost - deadly on deer & elk

260-300gr harvester scorpion PT Gold
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:43 PM
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Re: whitetail bullet

Can't argue with what Encore says and shows. I shot Hornady 240 xtp and have had great performance from them. Not sure they'd be much of a long range bullet, just a flat nose pistol bullet, but inside 150 they get the job done.
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