OK. what bullet's do you like and why?
The quick answer for me would be, whatever shoot's well. But like most probally have over the year's, I have developed preference's. I'm not taken by the newer custom bullet's. For 99% of all the hunting we do, I believe they are over built and they are way over rated.
For instance, if you shoot a deer with a 120 gr 25 cal partition at 300 yds will it really do a better job than a 120 gr bal tip if a proper shot is taken? I don't think so. The same can be said about all cartridges. For decades, 180 gr bullet's from a 30-06 have been shooting thru deer. What lead's anyone to believe that a bonded core or partition will kill any better in the process of shooting thru? Some make the case for custom bullet's penetrating better at long range but as velocity slow's down, standard bullet's are't going to come apart as easy either. Maybe the bonded and copper bullet's will actually retard expansion. The copper bullet's have been made with small hollow point's and those I've found to be unreliable in opening. In fact I read a paper by an Afircan PH that claim's the largest percentage of bullet failure is with the Win. Fail Safe and Barnes X bullet's. Both are going to poly tip's this year.
I like the Hornady Inter Loc and Speer hot core bullet's. I like the way they look, the way they shoot, their price and if one has ever failed me, I don't know about it. I've shot everything from varmit's to elk and black bears with them, no problems.
For varmit's I like Hornady's and Sierra and recently have been having good luck with Nosler bal tip's. Hornady 75 gr V-Max in my 243 shed's everything going thru my 2" styrofoam target backer. Sierra is the most constently accurate bullet's I've ever shot and always seen to be a bit soft. Nosler bal tip's are shooting well, 243 dia 70 gr, but I've had a phobia about Nosler for year's. Still I'm trying them and like them so far.
So, what do you guy's like and why?