264 caliber short range bullet for deer

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Jinx-), Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    Looking for something to use in the woods where line of sight limited to 100 yards or less, something that will cut through the brush without changing POI. I have 120 gr SPH loaded now, so is there some other projectiles I should consider?
     
  2. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    :) :) :)
     

  3. WildRose

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    There is no magic bullet that will meet your criteria. Probably the best would be the Nosler partition but any bullet in that weight class is going to show significant deviation in flight when it hits even a 1/4" branch. The partition will however retain enough mass to drive through and still kill anything within about 10yds effectively as long as you aren't slowing it down too much. Another would be the Hornady interlock 140gr RN.

    What you really need is somethin along the lines of the 30-06 w/220gr, .338 Marlin Express or a 45/70 Gov't.
     
  4. Jinx-)

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    I see, then my rifled barrel 12 ga 870 with 1oz slug should do just fine.
     
  5. WildRose

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    In those conditions it would be preferable.