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Location: bay area, ca
Joined: 11/06/2006
Posts: 35
got the gun, now need bullets

first off, let me say thanks for the advice all of you have to offer. i posted about 8-10 questions before buying my first rifle and got a lot of good feedback on models and calibers. i finally settled on a weatherby vanguard in .270 w/ a leupold scope.

unfortunately, work has yet to allow me to take it out shooting. but before i go i'd like to pose one more question...

what is the best bullet available for my target game (deer and pig)? i'd like something that can penetrate a big boar, but something that wont destroy a ton of deer meat. is there a round that meets both needs somewhere in the middle? the only shooting i've done to date is handgun and shotgun, so i'm not at all familiar with the different types of bullets available.

thanks again!

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Location: North Louisiana
Joined: 12/08/2006
Posts: 120
Re: got the gun, now need bullets
jefflb916 wrote:
first off, let me say thanks for the advice all of you have to offer. i posted about 8-10 questions before buying my first rifle and got a lot of good feedback on models and calibers. i finally settled on a weatherby vanguard in .270 w/ a leupold scope.

unfortunately, work has yet to allow me to take it out shooting. but before i go i'd like to pose one more question...

what is the best bullet available for my target game (deer and pig)? i'd like something that can penetrate a big boar, but something that wont destroy a ton of deer meat. is there a round that meets both needs somewhere in the middle? the only shooting i've done to date is handgun and shotgun, so i'm not at all familiar with the different types of bullets available.

thanks again!

Jeff

I'm ASSUMING.....you mean a 'cartridge' and not 'bullets' for reloading! Find you a brand name using the Nosler Accubond in a 150 gr. and it will perform fantastic for you!! Thumbs up

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Joined: 11/14/2006
Posts: 68
got the gun, now need bullets

Any of the available rounds should be able to take either of those game, including the managed recoil rounds(115gr). I would suggest finding which one shoots the best in your gun then using it for your hunts.

Keep in mind though if you do decide to use the managed recoil loads they should not be used beyond 200 yds.

For my gun I found so far that the managed recoil loads are actually the most accurate for me (testing done at 100yds). However both the 150gr and the 140gr shoot fairly well also, though the 130gr are fairly spread out. So far my bullets are listed in order for best accuracy down to worst...

Remmington 115gr Managed Recoil (approximately 1.25" groups)
Remmington 150gr PSP CoreLokt (approximately 1.5" groups)
Remmington 140gr PSP CoreLokt (approximately 1.5" groups)
Federal 150gr (approximately 2" groups)
Remmington 130gr PSP CoreLokt (approximately 2" groups)

Your results will vary so you will need to do your own testing with a variety of ammo before you can truely determine which round is the best for your rifle. I really like the managed recoil loads except that I have a BAR autoloading rifle and the managed recoil loads can't quite eject the shells successfully (works flawlessly on all other loads tested so far).

My suggestion would be to simply buy a box of each from your local gunshop and determine which round shoots the best in your rifle. Several people I have talked to have found that the 150gr group fairly well for them. You can see that the Remmington 150gr shot much better than the federals did, but I think I was just having an off day today when I shot the Federals so I will test those again later (didn't shoot very well with any loads today).

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