WhiteTail Bullet

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by HOGGHEAD, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. HOGGHEAD

    HOGGHEAD Well-Known Member

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    If you guys were setting up a heavy barreled(under 10#) 300WSM for deer hunting from 300 to 600 yards. What bullet would be your preferred bullet to hunt with?? Tom
     
  2. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and assume you intend to hunt whitetail only....:D

    I shoot a very similar round & have had incredible success with the 150grn TSX, I would easily recommend the 150 TTSX. Inside 600 the somewhat low BC value should be somewhat offset by the extra velocity.

    If you want a little more "pop" the 168 TTSX is what I am playing with now with a BC increase of .050 IIRC .420-.470 & should still be able to achieve ~3200fps.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I would go with a 150 to 165gr bullet for deer at those ranges.

    Good velocity and trajectory.

    I like the bonded core bullets (More consistant performance shot to shot).

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

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    165gr Hornady Interbond.
     
  5. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    200 grain Accubond, bc .58, case full of R22, = about 2900 fps
     
  6. njbowhntr

    njbowhntr Active Member

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    Personally I am a 180 grain guy out of 300's. Accubonds fly nice, Hornady SST's or Interbonds, and you can not leave out the Barnes. Personally I have had good results with 180 grain Accubonds in my .300 WM.
     
  7. Grumulkin

    Grumulkin Well-Known Member

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    The weight of the bullet doesn't matter and neither does the brand. It may come as somewhat of a disappointment to you to know that deer aren't the tough. What does matter for those long shots is accuracy so, pick the bullet that is the most accurate for you first of all. Secondly, pick the bullet that provides the best ballistics in the gun you're shooting. As long as the bullets is made of lead and/or copper it will kill deer just fine.
     
  8. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    50 grain A-MAX UP TO 165GR.
    In the bush I use an old MARLINsc with 200 grain.
     
  9. WV Sendero

    WV Sendero Well-Known Member

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    It's not the best for the longer shots (BC only .363) you mentioned but for the closer range shots the 165gr Gameking hollow point is awesome on whitetails. I used it in my 300 RUM and it is without question the best deer bullet I have used. Damages alot of meat but I'm not hunting because I'm starving so the way these things kill is worth the trade-off. As a bonus they are really cheap. If you want a high BC look at Accubonds or Bergers in the 180+ range.
     
  10. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    For deer it is hard to beat the 165 Nosler ballistic tip from point blank out to long range in the 30 mags. They are tough enough to stay together reasonably inside 100 yards and will open up really well at the longer ranges. They fly good and are accurate. But like has been said in a round about way. Any bullet will kill a deer if YOU PUT IT IN THE RIGHT PLACE. :D Good luck and good shooting.
     
  11. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    Corection' 150gr to 165gr.
     
  12. DKA

    DKA Well-Known Member

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    165 Gr. bullet for that range.
     
  13. smittys300rum

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    I use 180 grain Accubonds with great results
     
  14. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the 180 AB..