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Last Post 01 Nov 2008 03:24 AM by Taipan. 17 Replies.
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25 Feb 2008 02:43 PM  
Just checking to see what type of ammo/bullets you guys like to use.  I've heard really good reports on Hornady SST's, Winchester Ballistic Silver Tip, and Federal Premium Vital Shock.

What's your favorite?  Any thoughts on the ones I've just mentioned?
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25 Feb 2008 07:46 PM  
I have used the Winchester Silver Ballistic tip in 115 gr .25-06 for over five years with great success.  My primary whitetail rifle is a Browning A-bolt II Medallion with a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10x42.  In those five + years I have taken over 15 deer with this combination from 40 yds to 295 yds & from 100 lbs to over 250 lbs.

As for the other brands you mentioned I have no first-hand knowledge of them.  They may be just as good or possibly even better.
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25 Feb 2008 10:11 PM  
I like the Nosler Partition's,AccuBond's, can't wait to try out their new bullet E tip's.Nosler's all the way don't like their Ballistic tip's though.
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26 Feb 2008 12:08 AM  
I would go with one of two choices for my 270,Hornady 140 grn SST or 130 grn Remington CorLokt.My 7mm does best with 154 grn Hornday Boat tail spire point.
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28 Feb 2008 08:08 PM  
.270 130 grain Winchester Ballistic SilverTips!
'Cuz deer huntin' ain't catch & release!
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06 Mar 2008 11:41 PM  

Hi all i prefer federal power shok last deer i shot ran 10 yards and dropped

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07 Mar 2008 05:30 AM  
Posted By Skullworks on 02/28/2008 2:08 PM
.270 130 grain Winchester Ballistic SilverTips!

It appeears that bullet disintegrated,on impact, I,myself would use a heavier bullet. JMO


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07 Mar 2008 06:45 PM  
I have used the regular winchester 270 130 gr  silver tips for years with great success. I purchased a few boxes the last time I bought them plus a few boxes of bullets for reloading, so I don't even know if they are still available. But when I connect with them the deer don't go at all or just a few yards.
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07 Mar 2008 10:31 PM  
i find ammo of the unfired variety works best
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18 Mar 2008 08:57 PM  
Kmehaffey, that is the exit wound.
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09 Apr 2008 05:12 AM  
i use Federal Premium Vital Shock with my 30-06 180, 150, or 165 grain so far the only deer i have ever shot it dumped them right where they were
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14 May 2008 02:15 AM  
Last year I used 140 gain rem corelockts in a .280 rem and they worked pretty good. I just sighted in my new rifle yesterday .300 weatherby 165 grain nosler ballistic tips hopefully they work well on deer, they group under an inch so im happy with that anyway.
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10 Sep 2008 04:07 AM  
I reload Hornady SST's in 165 gr for my wife's 30.06 and 180 gr for my 300 win mag. They make one heck of a hole on entry and exit. With the polymer tip and boattail they are very accurate. With a good solid rest. I can shot nickle size groups at a 100 yards.
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17 Sep 2008 03:59 AM  
Remington core-lokt, '35rem' 150grain. Puts em down hard. If Im shotgun huntin(cant use centerfire in lower michigan) I use remington "copper soild" sabot slugs, absolutely devastating!! Yes, I'm kinda partial to remington ammunition, its never let me down!
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30 Oct 2008 07:19 PM  

The Nosler Partition load Federal puts out is my favorite. No matter where you hit a deer,it will come out the other side. I used to use balistic tips, but didnt like that they "explode" on impact and rarely exit the deers cavity. This means a lot less of a blood trail.

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30 Oct 2008 09:41 PM  
Hornady SST is my favorite bullet by far.
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31 Oct 2008 10:30 AM  
paulie - i've never seen any 35 cal loads under 200g,they have 200g & 225g around here,i know the 200g is a deer thumper,mike243
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01 Nov 2008 03:24 AM  
Remington Core-Lokt 130gr PSP .270

Works like a charm & accurate
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