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What's Your Bullet?

What bullet do you like and why? Wincester power point, or ballastic silvertip? Remington (whatever type)? How about Fusion? Did you find a weight that worked better for you than others? Just wondeering if anybody has tested several and found something that feeds through their rifle better than the others, or something that groups tighter.

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The question is how tight do

The question is how tight do you need to group your shots for hunting, or are we talking about ground hogs or parrie dogs at 400 yards +?  For hunting I am swinging just about all of my bullets to the Barnes line.  I have enough of the XLC's for my .340 Weatherby that I don't need to worry about them.  Other than that I am using Barnes TSX's in my hunting loads except for a T/C in 7-30 Waters and in that I use a 120 gr Nosler Balistic tip.  For hunting rounds I figure  that a 1" group at 200 yards is fine for me.  Now my 22-250 I found a real sweet load with the Speer 52 gr hollow point that will take pesky varmets at 400 yards all day not to mention winning a few turkey shoots with sub MOA groupings at 200 yards.

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i use a 85 gr tst or 100 gr core-lokt in .243 win  I'm liking the barnes triple shock going to load some .270 in them too

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I use a 130 or 140 grain

I use a 130 or 140 grain Ballistic Tip from Nosler out of my .270.  I handload my own.

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I've settled on the ballistic

I've settled on the ballistic silvertip for antelope this year.

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I see a lot of discussion on

I see a lot of discussion on various forums about bullets.  Mostly about terminal performance (lethality).

I don't know about what is the ideal bullet.

I shoot partitions because they give me the tightest groups from my rifle.  I would shoot any of the leading hunting bullets that was most accurate from the particular rifle I'm using.

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This

year I'm using the 168gr Berger vld hunting bullet in my Rem. 30-06. I took a cow elk with this combo at the beginning of the month. It's accurate in my rifle and should be flat out devastating on antelope.

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Remington 30-06 Core-lokt 180

Remington 30-06 Core-lokt 180 grains.....

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Consider

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Remington 30-06 Core-lokt 180 grains.....

Ca, with a 150 gr you'd getter a flatter trajectory which is good when the targets small and the range usually long. For elk sure but goats i'd go lighter.

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Wow 180 grains on a antelope

Wow 180 grains on a antelope

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that antelope wont get up ,huh?

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