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Old 04-23-2014, 02:25 PM   #11
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I have no first hand experience with these but Winchester does off a hog specific load in 150 gr. http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Ammunition/Rifle-Ammunition%7C/pc/104792580/c/104691780/sc/104532480/Winchesterreg-Razorback-XT-Rifle-Ammunition/1353573.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Frifl e-ammunition%2F_%2FN-1100190%2B4294759784%2FNe-4294759784%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104532480%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat1047 92580%253Bcat104691780%26WTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_ stype%3DGNU&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104691 780%3Bcat104532480

That said a NOsler Partition like JonM suggested or something like a Swift A frame.

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Of thanks for the info. If I were to use 160-164 gr bullets, how would it affect the trajectory from that of a 150 gr bullet? My rifle is zeroed at 200. I shoot 2 inches high at 100 and 9-10 inches low at 300. The speeds are < 2800 fps.

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You would need to rezero anyway. If you change bullets even a 150 for a different 150 you need to rezero before hunting.
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Of thanks for the info. If I were to use 160-164 gr bullets, how would it affect the trajectory from that of a 150 gr bullet? My rifle is zeroed at 200. I shoot 2 inches high at 100 and 9-10 inches low at 300. The speeds are < 2800 fps.

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You'll have to check it and see to know for certain but you will definitely get more drop. Personally I don't mind the extra drop of a heavier bullet because I know the heavier bullet is going to perform better especially at those longer ranges because it will have more energy. I use 180 gr Gamekings in my .308, 30-06, and .303 for deer and hogs. And I love the performance of the Gamekings. You have to be a little more precise in your yardages with the heavier bullets but that extra precision combined with the performance of a heavier bullet equals a gritter going home in the back of the truck every time.
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You would need to rezero anyway. If you change bullets even a 150 for a different 150 you need to rezero before hunting.
Not always true, barrel harmonics can give you the same POI with different weight/speed bullets at a given range. My 30-06 impact the same point with both 150gr TTSXs at 3040fps and 165gr BTSP at 2920fps, but if I go to 180gr harmonics is working aginst me and I am WAY off (7" low at 100 yards!) the moons of Juipter don't usualy align like that though, best to pick a load capable of the largest game you hunt and stick with it.
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My two choices would be The

Nosler Partition best Old school bullet to be used.

Barnes TSX "triple shock" bullet (all copper) the more I've used these the past eight years the better I've liked them.

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I would get a high quality soft point bullet that you can buy where you are hunting. None of the game you are hunting is hard to kill. You just need a good shooting bullet that is easy to buy.

The reason I say this is my gun always ends up at my destination. Ammo is not so lucky at getting there. I have packaged my ammo improperly and couldn't get it on the plane. I have left my ammo on top of the truck or somewhere. I really don't know what happened to my ammo. I just didn't have any ammo 150 miles from home. I went to the local ace hardware and bought a box of Winchester soft points.

Sight your gun in before you leave and check it when you get there. Enjoy yourself and keep your powder dry.

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Are you heading to South Africa?? They do have specific guide lines as far as ammo. .308 needs to use a 180gr bullet for plains game.

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I live in South Africa. I live along the coast. All your info has lead me to believe I might need two different bullets for different tasks. One bullet for buck and one bullet for pigs. Gonna look at 160 odd gr range from you guys feedback

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I shoot some nice sized hogs with 150 gr 30/06 bullets. Just plain old cheap Winchester ammo. Breaks both shoulder blades and puts the hog down right there. Any bonded bullet will zap right through an African hog. Speed kills!

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The issue you will have is POI changing. I use 165 cup and core for most .308 hunting. As John Deer stated, you don't need a premium bullet for pigs. But, flipping from 165 to 180gr can be a pita.

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