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#506935 - 11/25/07 08:08 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: RUGER]
jakeway
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I friend of mine talked me into hand-loading a few years ago, and I haven't bought pre-loaded ammo since. It's not that the ammo is all that much better, but I tend to shoot a lot more. That first year I shot over 300 rounds, and got pretty good. I only shoot 20 to 30 rounds per year since then, because of time constraints, but I plan to do a lot more.

I like Nosler and Sierra products, particularly the Ballistic Tip and the Game King. I use the 130 gr BT in my .270 and have had great results except for the two times I screwed up on the shot. My son used the 150 gr BT in his .308; he had one experience where the bullet fragmented so badly that it left several small exit holes, but that was excusable. The buck was only 2 paces from his tree, and that bullet wasn't made for such high velocity at close range. We found the deer within 50 yards, so all is forgiven.
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#507102 - 11/25/07 09:33 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: jakeway]
holstonangler
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I like the ballistic silvertips for hunting. They have great expansion which really helps when you don't make that perfect shot.
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#508739 - 11/26/07 09:23 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: jakeway]
jakeway
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 Originally Posted By: jakeway
... I use the 130 gr BT in my .270 and have had great results except for the two times I screwed up on the shot...


Let me clarify. By "screwed up the shot" I mean once I shot from a very poor sitting position way to my right, instead of shooting left handed or standing up. I missed the deer clean. The other time I had a limb in the way, so I sort of squatted down and tried to shoot under the limb. STUPID, STUPID MISTAKE! I shot very low, and just nicked the deer's front leg. Only a few very small drops of blood, and after 3 hours of trailing I'm convinced it was a minor, non-lethal wound. All the deer I hit in the chest were recovered within 50 yards; several dropped in their tracks.
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#508955 - 11/27/07 05:50 AM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: jakeway]
TennBuck
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nothing shoots better than winchester BT's, out of my Tikka .308. my best group @ 100 is .68"
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#514157 - 12/02/07 04:06 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: RUGER]
bighead 1
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I have had good luck with federal premiun in a factory load.
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#528133 - 12/13/07 11:04 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: bighead 1]
BucksNDucks
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Registered: 11/20/07
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A year ago I would of said Winchester Balistic Silver Tips, but since i go my .300wsm savage I am back to corelokt's. My savage doesn't seem to care for the winchester's. Any other savage shooter's having this problem?
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#528269 - 12/14/07 07:23 AM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: BucksNDucks]
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Registered: 11/19/07
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Winchester ballistic silvertips or accubonds.
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#528344 - 12/14/07 08:19 AM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: ]
TAS
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Registered: 08/20/07
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Loc: Hickman County

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 Originally Posted By: DEER ASSASSIN
mine


Ditto. Well I mean mine not yours DA but I haven't tried yours. \:D
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#531861 - 12/17/07 09:29 PM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: RUGER]
BACKWOODS BOY
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Registered: 11/17/07
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im with ruger the core lock...hey its the deadliest mushroom in the woods how do you go wrong with them????
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#532207 - 12/18/07 09:09 AM Re: Favorite ammo? [Re: BACKWOODS BOY]
muddyboots
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I've had very good luck with the following:
Federal Premium Accubonds, Nosler partitions, or Barnes whichever shoots best in your gun.
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