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Old 04-30-2014, 01:47 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Jasson View Post
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 use 165gn Sierra Game Kings in my 30/06AI and it has dropped deer,feral donkeys and horses, pigs and goats.

You really don't want to start carrying 2 different types of bullet weights around as you'll get all mixed up 1 day and end up screwing the scope sight around for the wrong projectile.

Find a load that works and stick to it and also bullet placement is the next most important thing to bullet selection.
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Thanks for all the help. I have decided to go with Sierra Game Kings. My rifle is a 1 in 12" twist rate so might stick to 150gr. Now to decide on hpbt game king or pro hunter

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Old 04-30-2014, 05:14 PM   #23
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(here comes the 30.06 sermon)

I use a variety of different weight and type bullets.

As a varminter, the 100 and 110 grain bullets shoot very flat.

For intermediate game, 130 grain bullets still push on like

{as in somewhat similar to} a magnum round.

Of course, there are many 150,165, and 180 grain offerings

for larger game.

Then, for dangerous game, there are the 220 round noses.

All in one punchy caliber, which is very popular for reloading.

As stated by jpatterson, you will have to familiarize yourself

with different POIs at different ranges for different bullet

weights, but you have the whole range to choose from, and

one good bolt-action in 30.06 (or 7.62X63) can put you in

the field for hunting anything from squirrels to cape buffalo.
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