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Unread 08-14-2011, 08:46 AM
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338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

I'm looking to find a good bullet to shoot out to 500 yards for mule deer. Currently looking at:
- Nosler Accubond 180
- Barnes TTSX 160
- Barnes MRX 185

I'm using the Nosler 225 AB for elk this year, but that seems too big for mulies.

Any suggestions?
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

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    I'm looking to find a good bullet to shoot out to 500 yards for mule deer. Currently looking at:
    - Nosler Accubond 180
    - Barnes TTSX 160
    - Barnes MRX 185

    I'm using the Nosler 225 AB for elk this year, but that seems too big for mulies.

    Any suggestions?
    too big for mulies? any of the bullets you list will kill mule deer.
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

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    too big for mulies? any of the bullets you list will kill mule deer.
    Emphasis added......

    U must not be an LRHr......
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

    I'm not a true LRH yet. This is my first hunt with the 338. So after the hunts are over I plan on getting into reloading and replacing the Zeiss with a Vortex PST. Once I have those pieces of the puzzle let the fun begin.

    So would the 225 AB be acceptable for deer at the 300 to 500 yard range? I would rather have it be DRT than run a ways.
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

    Put that 225 in the right spot out to 1200 yds and a bit beyond and bro. deer will be DRT......!!!!!!
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

    the 225's will work great for mulies. Ive shot deer with anything from 210's to 300 grianers and they all work just fine. If your really conserned about meat loss make sure you dont hit bone and you'll have a golf ball sized exit. I use my .338 RUM for everything and Im shooting 225's this year.
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    Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

    Any of those out of a 338 RUM will likely make a big impression on them, with that much large frontal area going that fast I think I would lean to the TTSX just so you minimize the possibility of blowing part of the deer like a prairie dog
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