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Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by sneekeepete » Thu May 28, 2009 7:54 am

Since the Nosler Failure post has been going on for so long I was kind of curious to find out everyones favorite bullet and load to hunt with.
I used to hunt Muleys with my .243 with 100 grain remington core locks for 5 years. Never wounded or lost a deer with that load. In 2003 I bought my Browning A-bolt chambered in 300 wsm. I now hunt with the federal vital shock bullets 165 grain for deer and 180 grain for elk. They are topped with the barnes TSX bullets and are amazingly acuurate. I have been able to take two Muleys and one elk so far with it and haven't had a single problem. Great factory ammunition IMO. :thumb
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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by TheGreatwhitehunter » Thu May 28, 2009 9:15 am

I dont buy factory ammo I just reload

For deer and antelope

In the 270 I reload Hornady Interbonds 130 grain bullets with IMR4350 and also use Barnes Tipped Triple shocks 130 grain bullets also loaded with IMR 4350.
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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by 182BC...4Now! » Thu May 28, 2009 9:07 pm

I shoot a 270WSM and reload as well. After shooting quite a few different loads through my rifle, I have found two loads that seem to perform quite well. There are a few other combinations I would still like to try out, but this is what I'm shooting for now...

130 gr. Nosler Accubond, 61gr. IMR4350, approx. 3300 fps.

150 gr. Nosler Accubond, 59 gr. IMR4831 - approx. 3100 fps.

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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by m gardner » Fri May 29, 2009 10:53 am

My favorite load for the best big game caliber I've hunted with is for the 338-06 A-Square. It's a 185 grain Barnes Tripleshock and 58.5 grains of Hodgdon's Varget for aproximately 2950 fps. It's 2.5 inches high at 100 yards and 5 inches low at 300. It really slams things! :thumb Including me. (???)
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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by David W » Fri May 29, 2009 1:32 pm

I have used the Nosler Partitions and Accubonds for years. They are exceptional bullets and I have never had any failures with them at all! I do not care for the Nosler Ballistic tips either, but don't throw all Noslers into this group. They also have a new non-lead bullet out that is similar to Barnes, and it appears as if it will be a good one too. Again, Noslers are GREAT bullets!

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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by quebechunter » Fri May 29, 2009 2:50 pm

my favorite hunting load so far was the 180 gr. partition rem. factory load in my 300 ultra.
groups were in the 1.5" range and terminal performance were devastating.
now i started reloading this winter and i use 168 gr. barnes ttsx
my groups shrank to .5" but i cannot tell it's my favorite hunting load as so far i only shot paper
with it. i load them to 3150 fps so it fit my stadia line on my burris ballistic plex.

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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by Malloy805 » Fri May 29, 2009 9:26 pm

quebechunter wrote:i started reloading this winter and i use 168 gr. barnes ttsx
my groups shrank to .5" but i cannot tell it's my favorite hunting load as so far i only shot paper
with it. i load them to 3150
Glad you got that rifle shoot that well , got yourself a squirrel rifle!! :thumb

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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by silvertip-co » Sat May 30, 2009 8:15 am

Since the factory ammo is almost always ISO9000 manufactured and it's so good now it's hardly worth my time and trouble to reload ( with my hands being bad from w.o.r.k) . Reloading does solve somewhat the current ammo shortage( yeah I hoard it too) . However I mostly use the original Winchester Silvertip rifle ammo ( ChinaMart sells it ) and some green box Remington ammo ( ChinaMart again). Lately tho I find that this orange box HSM ammo I get in small case lots (100) thru Cabela's is sooo good and sooo accurate I dont see myself buying any other brand or type for the forseeable future. If we move I'll likely sell or give my reloading outfit away as I just no longer see the point.
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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by treedagain » Sat May 30, 2009 8:21 am

7mm with 160 grn nosler partitions....never a problem shot everything from moose on down to potguts....

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Re: Favorite Bullet and Load

Post by southwind » Sat May 30, 2009 9:21 am

I have lots of favs! In my 300 wsm my rifle likes 69 grains of RL19 with a 168 grain TSX. I am going to try some of the tipped tsx's just because they list them with a much higher BC than the non tipped and the price is within a couple of bucks so why not.

In my 270 wsm my rifle likes 65 grains of RL22 with either 130 grain swift sciroccos or 130 tsx's.

In my pre 64 270 I use H4350 with 130 tsx's

I better stop here.
MY disclaimer is if you attempt to duplicate any of these loads then start 10% lower and always cross check with manufacturers current max load listings

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