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Old 02-26-2012, 12:40 AM
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i am trying to gwt some advice on A bullet choice. i handload my ammo for my guns i am trying to decide on a bullet to use in my 243 & 30-06 & 7mm if u guys could share any ideas thanks
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:23 PM
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for what? deer or target or coyote
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:45 PM
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yes for deer mostly sorry i left that part out
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:18 PM
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The Hornady Interlock is a good deer bullet, reasonably priced as well.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:36 PM
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I handload for my guns as well and the best bullet I have found that gives the best accuracy and performance is the Sierra Gamekings. None of my guns like Hornady bullets. It really comes down to what your gun likes not what you like.
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I handload for my guns as well and the best bullet I have found that gives the best accuracy and performance is the Sierra Gamekings. None of my guns like Hornady bullets. It really comes down to what your gun likes not what you like.
100% fact,your rifle will tell you what bullet and weight to use. The sierra gamekings or a very good starting place. as for WT. the 30/06 start with 165,the 243 I have know idea.Good luck
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Which 7mm? I use very different bullets in my 7x57's than I do in my 7mm RemMags. A good 7x57 bullets is either Remington Core-Lokts in 140 or 150 grin, or Hornady Interlocks in 139 or 154 grain. Same for 7mm-08. For a 7mm RemMag I use heavier bullets, 160-175 grains.
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I handload for my guns as well and the best bullet I have found that gives the best accuracy and performance is the Sierra Gamekings.
I've shot a few deer with the Sierra Pro-hunters and they performed very well.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:25 PM
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What kind of area do you hunt in? Is there a possibility of a long say 200 yard shot? If you are going to be shooting where you can expect a shot from 25-100 yards then accuracy is measured in angle of Deer. That is the range most of us get a shot at one. Any of the standard offering will work just match the weight of the bullet to the cartridge. I use the 30-06 and for Deer I use 165gr, others like the 150gr instead. The Deer will not know the difference, the heavier bullet may stay together a little better and that is what I am hoping for. In 243 Win, I beleave the weight of choice is 100-105gr. Lighter than that are considered varmit bullets unless they are made of solid copper alloys which weight less then lead core bullets. The 7mm Rem mag is a speedster that really is moving at close range. I would probibly grab 150gr loads if I was planning on taking a shot at 25-100 yards to cut down on the meat damage. It has been said by earlier posts that your rifle will tell you what it likes. If you are choosing from Factory ammo it is worth it to try several manufactures they will group differently in your rifle. If you have a choice I would hunt with the rifle that you like to shoot at the range. There is no subsitute for range time when you get a chance to take a shot at an animal. That is why I always recommend against anything magnum in a rifle unless you require the power they provide.

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