.300 WSM Bullet choice for Large Deer?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by skip AI, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    I am after a bullet to shoot out of my .300 WSM that will need to penetrate deep on Large Deer (Sambar) that could weigh upwards of 300kg and cause damage to vitals at ranges from 30m-200m.
    The bullets I have considered are:

    Barnes TSX
    Nosler Accubond
    Woodleigh Weldcore

    I am thinking a 180-200gn will do the job.

    What are your thoughts?

    cheers
     
  2. Fiftydriver

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    Whatever of the three shoots the best I would say. The Accubond will probably be tops ballistically with the TSX a relatively close second and the Woodleigh a distant third.

    Terminally, the X will certainly get you the deepest penetration but I would not say it would be the best terminally. As far as tissue damage at the velocities that the WSM will produce, I would say the Accubond would be my first choice with the 180 gr getting the pick over the 200 gr simply from a velocity advantage standpoint in the WSM case.

    TO be honest, your splitting hairs with all three. They will all work, they will all work well for your performance requirements. Pick the one that shoots the best. On average, I would start with the Accubond for accuracy concerns but will admit the other bullets often produce fine accuracy as well.

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  3. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    They are all good performers, unfortunately only your rifle knows which one it will shoot best. I would suggest putting Hornady Interbonds on your list if you can get them.
     
  4. POP

    POP Well-Known Member

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    I would try the Accubond first. I had great luck in all my rifles with it.
     
  5. skip AI

    skip AI Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guy's, I will have a play /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
    I was just making certain I was on the right track in terms of performance at close and longish range.

    cheers