best bullet for thicker cover?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by James Kiser, Nov 28, 2012.

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  1. James Kiser

    James Kiser Well-Known Member

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    I have a STW and i want a good bullet for thicker cover. Is there any 200gr bullets in .284 diameter? Or do i need to try 175gr bullets?
     

  2. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Either one will be deflected to a certain degree. Heavy will deflect less, unless the lighter is moving faster. Either way, you hit a branch you will likely miss.

    Best bet, DON'T hit a branch. Find a better shot to take.
     

  3. FEENIX

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    Oh no, not the brush gun debate!

    Do people really believe shooting through a brush to hit the game? :(:(:(

    I agree with JackinSD.

    The hunter owes it to the game he hunts to try to shoot through gaps in the surrounding foliage, or to wait for a clear shot. No one should intentionally try to drive a bullet though brush to kill an animal on the far side. (http://www.chuckhawks.com/woods_rifles.htm)
     
  4. James Kiser

    James Kiser Well-Known Member

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    Not looking for a brush gun, just was looking for advice. Always used a 300wm with a heavy a** bullet i the woods and recently switched to a 7mm stw
     
  5. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    We didn't give advice on a "brush gun". The advice is don't shoot into the brush, find an opening to do the shooting.

    It doesn't matter what caliber or what bullet.

    If you are looking for the best bullet for a ethical shot at game, then maybe somebody could weigh in.
     
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