180 gr for big game

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by missedshot, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. missedshot

    missedshot Member

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    I have a 300 weatherby magnum. I plan on using 180 gr. barnes triple shock bullets. Will this gun take elk moose and bears efficiently??? thanks jrc
     
  2. LeMay

    LeMay Well-Known Member

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    It should do the job. As long as you make the shot. I've shot Elk and Black Bears with a 308 useing 175 grs and not lost a one I've shot.

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  3. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Missedshot,

    I know that the 180 "X" bullet will kill a moose efficiently. I have taken 1500+ pound moose with the 180 x w/2408 muzzle velocities from a 308. Shots were around 100 yards +/-

    Hope that helps
     
  4. Charles Garcia

    Charles Garcia Member

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    Missedshot,

    I have taken Elk and deer out to 400 yards with the 180gr X in a 300 win mag. I also took one moose at 400 yards with the same load.

    I only have one deer out to 300 yards on the 300 Weatherby mag so far. Two other deer were under 250 yards (all of them one shot kills). My brother has used the 180 nosler partitions for over 8 years now in his 300 Weatherby mag and has shoot deer, elk and a black bear all with excellent results. The 180 grain triple shock will be fine. If you want to go after the big brown bears them maybe you might want a bigger caliber or heavier bullets. I haven't hunted them but most of the guides I talked to in Alaska want the 338 mag or larger for them. Need the knock down power, that is a lot of bear to stop.