Opinions on elk bullet for 300 win

What elk bullet

  • 120 Barnes tac-tx

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 180 federal tbt

    Votes: 22 29.7%
  • 195 Sierra tmk

    Votes: 6 8.1%
  • 208 hpbt

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 208 eldm

    Votes: 4 5.4%
  • 210 nosler accubond long range

    Votes: 33 44.6%
  • 220 round nose

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • 225 eld m

    Votes: 7 9.5%
  • 250 hawk

    Votes: 1 1.4%

  • Total voters
    74

Huntfly

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I do have them on hand. I don’t think they’re discontinued but could be wrong. I know the newer edge tlr was discontinued in favour of the terminal ascent.
It seems like all the nosler bullets have dried up. Very hard to find. I think for hunting bullets I will be going to Hammers. I have 0 experience with them but will be using them in my 280AI.
 

Huntfly

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Oh no you didn’t!!!!! 😱🤣. No worries, all opinions welcome on here, though a statement like this is one massive can of worms to open. So long as sectional density, the definition of “overbore”, the idea of hydraulic/hydrostatic shock, and the subject of flippin’ carbon rings don’t also come up we’ll be fine. In my own experience match bullets of sufficient mass (I think they should be much heavier than equivalent purpose hunting bullets) are at least as effective as hunting bullets in certain situations. Can’t deny field results. But I myself am also leaning towards the 180 tbt at this point.

what really grinds my gears are traditionally opinionated hunters (because calling them old timers is offensive!) I know who don’t hesitate for a second to assert that a .243 with a 100 grain power point is a proven “hunting round” and approve its use for big game while raising their eyebrows at my lack of wisdom for using a fragile target bullet for hunting…never mind that it’s a 225 out of a .300 win mag.
I got a 6.5x300 coming and have been busting my buns getting dies brass and bullets. Hornady 130 and 140 ELDM was all I could find. Will use Hammers in this if it ever gets here.
 

Don Titus

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Yeah it looks like everyone so far is leaning towards the tbt as was I. The ablr was intriguing to me but this isn’t the first place I’ve heard it described as finicky. Plus I have some nickel plated brass to go with these nickel plated bullets and they’re just so pretty…plus if I fall into a vat of acid whilst hunting it’s good to know I’ll corrode faster than my cartridges 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. That’s my weird humour for the day.

I also really don’t like the idea of single loading. If it turns out to not be a huge fuss to switch loads and zeroes if a long shot presents I’ll bring some of my established 225 eld rounds for sure.
If you single load just buy one of those 3 round “patch” clips and stick it on your stock next to the chamber…voila!
 

xsn10s

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We recommend these for single feed applications. You'd be surprised how fast you can follow up with these guys!
I'll have to try that someday. Another tool for the toolbox.
 

171farm

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Last trip out to Colorado I took a bull with 200 eld-x and really like the bullet. I’ll be using the same this November in Montana.

Anyways, back to topic I personally would t use a match grade bullet. I’d go with the Nosler accubond 210
 

Rum Man

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If I had a choice based on experience I would take the 210 abr . I used them in a 300 ultra on a Muley at 667 yards . Now as far as single feeding goes we all have a opinion. I'm happy with it ! But I single feed all my 338 's and one 300 Rum.
It was fine on my last Elk at 1244 yards !
But with the 300 gr bergers .
As we all read your post in our minds the most important thing is placement of your shot !! Then bullet exspansion.

Rum Man
 

Nomosendero

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If I had a choice based on experience I would take the 210 abr . I used them in a 300 ultra on a Muley at 667 yards . Now as far as single feeding goes we all have a opinion. I'm happy with it ! But I single feed all my 338 's and one 300 Rum.
It was fine on my last Elk at 1244 yards !
But with the 300 gr bergers .
As we all read your post in our minds the most important thing is placement of your shot !! Then bullet exspansion.

Rum Man
So I take it that you were happy with the 210 when it comes to expansion and penetration?
 

Rum Man

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Yes it worked just fine . I dont have pictures of the damage it's been a few years . My wife runs the same in her Carbon 300 Rum . I have moved to the 338's and 300 gr.bergers .

Rum Man
 
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