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Joined: 03/22/2006
Posts: 87
Bronze Point

Today I purchased a box of Remington bronze point 180 GR. Are they good for hunting moose

Joined: 12/03/2005
Posts: 1572
Bronze Point

The Bronze Point does not have the Core-Lokt's inner belted jacket. A newer tipped bullet from Remington is the Accu-Tip, which uses a gold color polymer tip plus a boat tail and appears to be manufactured by Hornady. It looks like the SST bullet, cannelure, interlock, and all. Like other tipped bullets, the Bronze Point and Accu-Tip are quick opening designs, so I'd think they would be fine for moose, but I have not personal experience with them. The reviews all seem favourable.
Others may be able to provide more info for you.

Location: Western ans Northern Canada
Joined: 06/26/2007
Posts: 78
Bronze Point

The bronze point is an excellent bullet,and will kill a moose as will almost any bullet provided the calibre of the gun is suitable. But in my experience the bronze-point in an "expanding" type bullet,that is designed for rapid expansion which is not really ideal on a large animal like a moose with big tough heavy bones.For these animals the Nosler Partition is a favorite,the Swift A-Frame claims to be even better because the lead core is "bonded" to the copper jacket.There are many other good bullets too. Generally for heavy game a bullet that is designed to stay together and not disintegrate is the best choice,it has to penetrate a long way to hit vital organs and survive striking large bones,etc.
Today almost all ammo makers sell premium lines of ammo featuring the tougher bullets for big game.
If you have the ability(or a friend with reloading equipment) to reload, then you can make your own "Premium " ammo with the ideal bullet to hunt your game of choice.