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What bullet is everyone using?

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by NCPackHunter, Jan 26, 2020.

  1. NCPackHunter

    NCPackHunter New Member

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    Barnes ttsx, hornady gmx, or berger bullets? Honestly theres so many choices these days i cant decide.
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts Supporting Member

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    What caliber, distance, and animal?
     
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    Slacker Liquor and Whores...

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    I like the nosler ballistic tips 150gr for white tail. Available and work well.
     
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    NCPackHunter New Member

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    6.5 creedmoor under 400yds BBC
     
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    bondjamesbond Senior Member's Elder Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Yep, in 7mm rem mag.
     
  6. 11B CIB

    11B CIB Administrator Staff Member Charter Life Member

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    Barnes TTSX, 62gr .223

    My last kill was just shy of 100yds. Placed right behind the shoulder and was a complete pass through. He jumped in the air, took a few steps and dropped. Lungs destroyed. Even at that range, the bullet was still hauling some serious speed
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts Supporting Member

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    Only caliber I've used a Barnes bullet in so far is .300 BLK..... their 110gr load kills all out of proportion to the caliber. It's quickly become my go to for deer under 100yds out of a 10.5" AR pistol.
     
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  8. MikeDawg46L

    MikeDawg46L Pimpin' ain't easy

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    I’ve used a few and they all got the job done. Nosler 77gr CC and SGK 65gr in 223 (all under 100y in the woods). Hornady 165gr SST in 308. Hornady SP 129gr and 143gr ELD-X in 6.5 (the 129 SP is a hammer under 200y, not sure how the 143 would do under 100y as I think it may still have too much velocity for proper expansion but I’ve not tried and can’t confirm).
     
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    NCPackHunter New Member

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    Right now im leaning towards the 120gr gmx. Ive heard that its a fantastic bullet. Similar to the barnes ttsx but way more commonly available in my area from the factory in their outfitter line. I can find it almost anywhere.
     
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    MikeDawg46L Pimpin' ain't easy

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    I don’t know much about the gmx. Is that the big game version of the Amax?
     
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    Chihuahua Floyd Happy to be here

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    Whitetails in 30-06 I use a 150g Remington soft point
    357 Mag usually Hornady STL

    Self defense depends on what the gun will cycle of a semi-auto. Revolver, cast lead hollow point usually.
    CF
     
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    Grim Well-Known Member

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    I used that round this past year in .300 WinMag. I picked it because of the controlled expansion without the possibility of case deterioration upon impact (explosion), thus minimizing loss of meat. The rounds group well and I made a great neck shot with the one and only deer I took this past year. Tissue damage was minimal, but the nature of the shot (severed spine midway down the neck) resulted in a lot of clotting in the area. The deer was hung and allowed to drain over night, but without the heart beating after impact, the blood really didn't move much after the clots developed.

    I believe a heart or lung shot would have been better, but I don't typically use the neck, so I wasn't too upset of losing that area.

    This year I plan on picking up the Sig Cross rifle, and have bought their 130gr. Elite Hunter rounds to be used to harvest deer. The speed is in the range where I do not have concern over jacket deterioration, and the weight is in line with the Prime 130gr. match rounds I plan on using for the rifle.
     
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    Goofyfoot2001 Member Supporting Member

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    Factory seconds mostly
     
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    What caliber, distance, and animal?
    Deer? Coyote for pelt? Bunny wabbit?
     
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    Cheap Remington Cor Lokts or pulled FMJs. When punching paper at long range ie past 600yd Sierra SMKs.


    CD
     
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    NCPackHunter New Member

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    Its a monolithic all copper bullet. Claims 95% weight retention and controlled expansion.
     
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    NCPackHunter New Member

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    Did you recover the bullet? How was the wound channel? I havent seen many postings of the edlx but my worry with it is at closer ranges it wont expand at all.
     
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    Grim Well-Known Member

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    Whitetail aren't big enough to stop a .300 WinMag. PM me your email address and I'll send you a picture of the exit wound. The bullet stuck the spine and left a exit approximately 3 to 5 times in overall width. Impact was approximately 110 yards away.
     
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    I will send email address.
     
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    150 gr Federal Fusion in 308
    129 gr Hornady Interlock (American Whitetail) in 6.5 Creedmoor
    120 gr Hornady SST in 6.8 SPC
    100 gr Cor-Lokt in 243
     
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    VA_GENTLEMAN Gone Galt Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I always load the SST for hunting.... any large game.

    That is a bada$$ projectile.

    TTSX is just as bada$$.
     
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    I use the 150gr ttsx for my 06. I worked up a load with varget that is coming in just under 3k fps. It will do a 1.5” group at 300 yards out of a tikka t3.
     
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    VA_GENTLEMAN Gone Galt Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I bet that will knock down a Coyote to a Water Buffalo... that is a bad combination right there....
     
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    That’s my squirrel load.:D
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    the factory electroplated "bonded" economy bullets are far and away the best bang for the buck. Of those, Federal Fusion 165s in .30-06 have dropped whitetails every time I have hit one. I plan to take the same ammo on Elk hunts.
     
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    Grim Well-Known Member

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    Where are you going for elk?
     
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    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    Cherokee :D
     
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    Grim Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that's open here yet... but man, I did see a nice 6x6 at Cataloochee.
     
  29. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Here lately I have worn them (deer) out with the .308
    I have found that the Nosler Custom Comp bullets are capable of in the same hole accuracy at 100 yards.
    Although not a hunting bullet they are accurate and drop deer like a hammer.


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    MikeDawg46L Pimpin' ain't easy

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    Same bullet I hunted with in 223 (77gr) for a while. Never dropped them in their tracks but they didn’t get far and always an easy trail. It’s a crazy-good bullet in front of 8208xbr.
     
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    VA_GENTLEMAN Gone Galt Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Baby Girl shot two deer with 168 HPBT.. after about 7 inches in.. they just turned into a windmill and keyholed on the opposite side. Like turning on a blender in the boiler room. Both shots about 100 yards...
     
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    I shoot speer hot-cors 165 gr out of my 308