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Old 02-03-2012, 12:04 AM
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I have just recently purchased a bushnell 3-9x40 with the new doa 600 for my remington 7600. I hunt in northern Canada and the shots for me are usually with in 300 yards but also at the same time there's a lot of bush hunting. The scope box says 130 gr bullets for the scopes trajectory. Any suggestions on 130 gr bullet? Thanks
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.270 Winchester? Barnes TSX is a nice bullet in that caliber. It's a bit small for the .30-calibers but you don't state what cartridge you're using.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:48 AM
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I would actually move up to 140 gr for your hunting area. All the major brands have them. I've read where Canadian whitetails can go up to 300 lbs which is why I'd increase the bullet weight. I have used Remington's with Swift-A-Frame bullets in 140 gr, which are factory loaded.
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Yes sorry .270 win
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:24 PM
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And I would love to use a 140 gr bullet but the scope is calibrated for a 130 gr bullet
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And I would love to use a 140 gr bullet but the scope is calibrated for a 130 gr bullet
Then you just have to do some dedicated bench shooting and find out what the offset is for a 130 grain bullet to a 140 grain bullet. The point of impact is only about .3 inches different. Minute-of-beer can shooting quality.
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Then you just have to do some dedicated bench shooting and find out what the offset is for a 130 grain bullet to a 140 grain bullet. The point of impact is only about .3 inches different. Minute-of-beer can shooting quality.
Ya the scope will allow a Winchester supreme Accubond CT which is a 140 gr so I will definitely give that a go.
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I've used Remington Core-Lokt 130 grain for years with no problems.
That's my recommendation!

If the 130 is too light, then try using the 150 grain and spend a couple minutes at the range getting the heavier bullet sighted in. Shouldn't take but a couple of rounds.

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I've used Remington Core-Lokt 130 grain for years with no problems.
That's my recommendation!

If the 130 is too light, then try using the 150 grain and spend a couple minutes at the range getting the heavier bullet sighted in. Shouldn't take but a couple of rounds.

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You wouldn't consider a core lokt to be a lower grade bullet? That's what I have been told by fellow hunters but i am only 16 and am still learning my ways around things lol
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"You wouldn't consider a core lokt to be a lower grade bullet?"

Nope! I don't consider Remington Core-Lokt to be a "lower grade bullet". I'm not going to argue with the "success" I've had over the years (counting out human error). You see, I'm a firm believer in the old adage - don't try to fix it if it ain't broke!

They work for me in every caliber I own from .243 up to .300 Savage.

Best advice I can give is for you to get a couple boxes of several different brand names or types of ammo and find out what works best for YOU AND YOUR RIFLE. Remington Core-Lokt's seem to work well for me in all of my rifles, plus they're relatively inexpensive when compared to a lot of the other brands/offerings.

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