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165 gr sierra gamekings in my

165 gr sierra gamekings in my 300 win and 160 gr nosler accubonds in my 7mm.

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.257 Weatherby Mag

Last year I shot my goat with my Mark V Ultra Lightweight chambered in .257 Weatherby Mag at around 450 yards. This year, same gun, but a bit closer , 325 yards. Both went down in their tracks. Both taken with a 100 grain Barnes Triple Shock.

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my "go to" bullet is a 165

my "go to" bullet is a 165 gr. Barnes TSX - from my 300 Win Mag

I haven't found a better bullet, yet

works well on goats - as well as any other game animal I hunt

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I use 130 grain Sierra Game

I use 130 grain Sierra Game Kings in .270 caliber and I have been happy with their performance.

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CVC wrote: "I use 130 grain

CVC wrote: "I use 130 grain Sierra Game Kings in .270 caliber and I have been happy with their performance."
I agree 100 % with you about the performance of the Game Kings. That's a hard bullet to find fault in.
Something that opened my eyes in 130 grain was the Remington Core Lokt bullet. My buddy shot the bigger hog in my Hog Central gallery with a 130 grain Rem Core Lokt bullet. We didn't weight the bullet but we guessed it to retain 90% of it's original weight.

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I am not a big fan of the

I am not a big fan of the core-lockt. I will not argue that they can not kill game, because that would be completely false. I think I have read that they have taken more game than any other bullet. But that does not mean that they are the best bullet by any means. I have seen more core-lockts blow up and fragment when they were not supposed to than any other bullet including rapid expansion bullets like the ballistic tip. I have seen them do this on 4 elk, 3 mule deer and this year, a pronghorn. If you have a so called, controlled expansion bullet blowing up on the rib of a pronghorn, than something is wrong. When these bullets blow up they send fragments in every which direction. I always dissect the wound channels and look at the effect on the neighboring organs. Now this isn't to say that I have not seen these bullets work correctly. I have seen them produce perfect mushrooms and have good weight retention on game from elk to mule deer but it is the fact that these bullets don't do this consistently that scares me. They are still a proven bullet though. 

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The barnes 160gr TSX in my

The barnes 160gr TSX in my 7mag has been great for an all around bullet. From antelope to elk it has been flawless. I have tried ballistic tips in several guns over the years and all have been to explosive to give me confidence.

I am about to try 140gr accubonds in my new .270wsm as all the reviews show it to be very good in that caliber for deer and antelope. It's my first .270 so I'm pretty excited about it.

 

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I handload 117 grain Hornady

I handload 117 grain Hornady BTSPs for antelope in my 25-06 and the 150 grain in my 30-06 for deer, then go to their 150 grain Interbond for elk.  They are all as good as you can get for those animals.

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100 gr. nosler ballistic tip

100 gr. nosler ballistic tip for my 2506 for goats and deer, that's usually my number 1. in my other 2506 I shoot 100 gr sierra matchkings, work well on yotes and goats and deer. I also use 120 gr nosler ballistic tips in my .264 win mag. I've shot 130 grain bergers out of it but I'm more of a speed kills guy. most of my shots are under 400 yds.

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.264 with 100 grain ballistic tips

at 3700 fps.  

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