I Just Purchased A Barrel In 25-06 For My Tc Encore.i Will Be Using It For Deer Only.what Grain Bullet Should I Use?i Was Leaning On The 100-120.any Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
I think either one of those would be fine, but I'd probably go with the 120 that has bullets that are designed for medium game, like deer. Do you handload or use commercial bullets?I Just Purchased A Barrel In 25-06 For My Tc Encore.i Will Be Using It For Deer Only.what Grain Bullet Should I Use?i Was Leaning On The 100-120.any Suggestions Would Be Greatly Appreciated.
will those just punch a hole through or they a softer copper than the old barnes X?
Ronn, I believe the only difference is that they are tipped like the Ballistric Tip, which makes them expand faster. But they don't break up.
I used to be a believer in having the bullet stop in the animal so all the energy would effect the critter, so I wasn't too interested in bullets that went all the way through. I'm changing my position on this. It seems like bullets that can exit the muzzle at around 3500 FPS AND not break up on impact deliver all but a couple of ft/lb of energy and impart devastating shock. I'm so sold on the idea that, as I said earlier, I'm planning on doing all my hunting with them next season. I'm basing this on articles in magazines, and recommendations from hunting friends who have had great success with it. One who was always a believer in big heavy bullets, is now going to faster lighter Barnes. This guy's son shot a cow elk with a 130 grainer in a .308 - went right through, cow took a couple of steps, end of story.