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Old 09-04-2011, 12:17 PM   #21
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Find a 150 or 165 Gr round that is accurate from your rifle. Factory ammo will vary from different brands. For reloaders its no problen to find an accurate 150 or 165 Gr bullet for the 308 Win round. I hunt mule deer in the wide open country and like the 165 Gr bullets for my reloaded ammo.

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Old 09-04-2011, 05:31 PM   #22
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i don't often hunt deer with a .308 but when i do the 150 grain Sierra Game King bullet is used. That bullet has done a very good job for me in .308 and
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:25 PM   #23
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I have used 125 NBT, 130 Hor. in a 30-30 Contender, in the 30-06 I have used 150 Gr. Hor. , 165 Gr. Speer, Sierra, Horneday, 180 Gr. Speer, Nosler BT & Solid Base BT, 190 Gr. Hor. and 200 Gr. Speer. They all worked fine, never had a cripple, other then that I have no preferance. I lean toward heavier bullets and prefer 165's and up. I think too much importance is placed on flat trajectory and most hunters could not tell the difference between a 150 at 2900 fps vs a 180 at 2750 fps out of an 06 under field conditions.

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I've used 150gr. core-lokts exclusively. I really don't think a premium bullet is necessary on deer sized game with that cartridge, unless it just shoots really well out of your firearm.

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I've used 150gr. core-lokts exclusively. I really don't think a premium bullet is necessary on deer sized game with that cartridge, unless it just shoots really well out of your firearm.
I agree. The only reason I can see for using a premium bullet on deer sized game is to maximize the range of the bullet. A half decent 30 cal rifle should be able to hit a pie pan out to 200 yards with just about anything.
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150 grain Core-Loc Remington in factory loadings.Three deer from 175 to 240 yards can't be wrong.

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In the last five years I have killed nine deer. Five with 150 grain CoreLokt in my .30-06, two with my .50 cal. muzzleloader, one (the first) with a borrowed 7 mm magnum, and one with my crossbow.

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168 grain hollowpoint or Nosler partition {flat base).

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It all depends on what works for you. Find a round that works and practice with it.

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I'm guessing since you're 14 years old, you don't handload. Factory ammo in the 150-165 grain range is ideal. You can shoot 180 grain ammo for deer, but why bother.

Different rounds from different companies will give you different shot size groups. If you can afford to go out and shoot different brands to see which kind work best in your rifle, that would be perfect.

If you can't and you're limited to what you can buy, that's alright. Worry less about the bullet weight and worry more about your marksmanship. Nothing is more important than being able to hit your target. If you can't hit it, then it doesn't matter what kind of ammo you shoot.
I shot the power max 150s last year w 2 deer down. They shoot really good and arent all that expensive. If your on a budget then anything from walmart in 150 grain will work for you really well if you can put the round through a deers boiler room. Personally though id stay away from the cheap core-loks just because iv seen them hit deer and just implode and iv also seen them hit deer and not open up at all. It all amounts to what you/your gun prefer and what u can afford though
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