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Old 08-14-2011, 10:11 AM
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Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

Great...I will go with the 225s. That will save me a $100 that can go to the reloading equipment.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:18 AM
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Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

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Great...I will go with the 225s. That will save me a $100 that can go to the reloading equipment.
Excellent choice! I use .225gr NAB in my .338WM from antelope to elk size game. Good luck and happy safe hunting/shooting.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:21 AM
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Great...I will go with the 225s. That will save me a $100 that can go to the reloading equipment.

Good thinkin'!!
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:45 AM
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Great...I will go with the 225s. That will save me a $100 that can go to the reloading equipment.
Send the $100 to me as a consulting fee!
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Old 08-14-2011, 12:27 PM
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Send the $100 to me as a consulting fee!
How about some elk and/or venison jerky...if things work out?
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How about some elk and/or venison jerky...if things work out?
I use and prefer the Accubonds in my.338 RUM. I've used the 180's, 225, and 250's. I like them, but I'm not much of a meat hunter. Last years pronghorn with the 180 at 3500 fps was as much destruction with a single round as I've seen. Hit it in the ribs to avoid the shoulders, and still lost the rear portion of the shoulders. Walking up to it the gut was all puffed up, and I'm thinking how the hell did I gut shoot it. Didn't, but hit it hard enough to pop the stomach, and splatter the contents over the insides. Someone has all ready compared it to a prairie dog. Even not being a meat hunter, just cleaning up a mess like that isn't much fun. The 225 is a better choice, the 250 is probably kinder to the meat in the 400 yards. If that's important to you.
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Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer

I avoided this post like the plague, then decided to put my .05 cents worth in. Let me preface what I post with this: I have shot over 50 mule deer and probably the same number of antelope with a 25-06 , out to 500 yards. Quit shooting my 30-06 years ago because sometimes it buggers up too much meat. I think anything over .30 caliber for mulies & goats is overkill. You just don't need that much gun. Shot placement is the most important thing...period.

Thats my comment...and I'm stickin too it!
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