Re: 338 RUM Bullet choice for mule deer
Many folks have only one rifle to hunt with. I am related to a few folks who do it that way. I can say definitively that the .225 does the job as well or better than most on muleys, and pretty much any other critter in the lower 48, at ranges from near to far.
I also am a beliver in no such thing as over-guned.
I use a 270WSM with 140 NAB, a 300 WBY with 180 NAB, and/or a 338 WM with 225 NP, (but working up a load for 225 NAB's for longer range) for ALL my big game. I personally shoot each rifle to the best of my personal shooting ability, and adjust my range accordingly to each rifle. Weather its a 270wsm for elk and a 338 wm for coyotes or vice versa. They will all work on ANY animal I hunt at most ranges I can shoot effectively, and only my personal ability, and personal belief in "X" horsepower needed for "X" animal at "X" range limmit them.
Ive seen people use much less gun and accomplish thier goal. Ive also seen folks use alot more horsepower and accomplish the same goal.
Again, To each thier own, and YES the 225 NAB is a great choice for an all round near to far big or small game in a 338. Its a winner.
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Last edited by winmag; 08-14-2011 at 07:57 PM.