Bullet quandry...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 25 Otter, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    Howdy folks. I just got home from a range session with a couple (3) rifles. I need a couple sugestions if you will. Old "Cruncher" the 300 RUM, just smoked some 168gr A-MAX into pretty little 3 leaf clovers. I orriginally loaded them to be used for 400yd target shooting. Not exactly my first choice for hunting,especially elk. So, what would you all reccommend as an elk bullet to replace the A-MAX? In hopes of mirroring it's performance on paper? If I can find a quality hunting slug that shoots like those A-MAXs did, I'll be one happy camper :cool:.
     

  2. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Accubond, Berger, Barnes, or Nosler partitioned would be my choice. The A-Max would work well for shots between 200 and 600 yard though. My last elk was killed with a Barnes and it worked well, but the shot was under 100 yards. It depends upon the distance you plan to shoot!
     
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  3. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    I use the 168 VLD (hunting) in my 300 RUM, works very well for me. Farthest shot on Elk so far is 512 yds. very accurate and deadly.
     
  4. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    I use 180 gr Nosler Partition in my 300 Weatherby. 600 has been the longest shot works great.
     
  5. 25 Otter

    25 Otter Well-Known Member

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    What makes the Berger hunting different than their target line? Anyone have a pic or two of recovered Berger bulets? From what I've been told we'll be hunting ravines. (south west Colorado unit 67) Shots hanging around the 200yd mark, with longer oppertunites possible. I was told to bring the lightest handiest high-power in the safe,but it's hard to leave the 300 at home. The back up will however be a featherweight 30/06 M70. In case I'm wrong,lol.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    If you are happy with the performance of these I'd say give the interbond and interlock's a look.

    They come in similar weights and should perform just as well.

    They are devastating bullets that penetrate deep and retain their weight with good controlled expansion.