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post #6 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2010, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Location: Custer, SD in the Beautiful Black Hills
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Originally Posted by BruceBruce1959 View Post
Well, well, miss "deadeye" LOL

I hope you don't mind me asking but why choose 3 different bullet weights when the 150grain bullet is adequate for both antelope and deer?
125 grain bullets have flatter trajectory and the distances on the ranch we hunt are deceiving. We had luck with the 150 grain bullets if the pronghorn were closer, but with the 125 grain bullets they can be further away. When we started reloading, we got as much info as we could, and what we found out was that many people use different loads for different animals. the 125 and 150 grain bullets can be used for pronghorn or deer, the 174 grain bullets are for use in underbrush and could be used for elk as well. In the .303 caliber you can also get 215 grain bullets for moose and caribou.
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