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  • What load do you usually use for hunting deer and big game?

    What load do you usually use for hunting deer and big game?

  • #2
    A gun!

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    • #3
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      Load!

      46.5 grains IMR 4895
      Win large rifle primer
      Sierra 130 gr. BTSP
      Near factory load. About 2900+ fps at the muzzle.
      My rifles are sighted 1.5" high at 100 yards.
      Out to about 275 yards, put the X where you want the bullet. You'll be within 3"+/- of point of aim.
      I've yet to lose a white tail that's received a properly applied Sierra 130!

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      • #4
        70 grains of RL 22 behind a 165 grain Hornady Interlock bullet or a 165 Nosler Accubond in my 300WSM. 3050 FPS at the muzzle, Win Lg, Rifle Primer
        1/2 inch high at 100, 1.7 low at 200
        That is all that I worry about in the woods where I hunt.
        I shoot them in the high shoulder and they run like he## for half of a step.

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        • #5
          3/4 ounce 20 gauge slug.

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          • #6

            6.5X55 Reloader 22
            .30-30 Reloader 15
            .308 W748
            .30-06 IMR 4350
            .30-06 H4895 Rem 7400 18 1/2" barrel
            .300Wby IMR 4350
            .303Brt Reloader 15
            .45-70 IMR 4198
            .357Mag Blue Dot
            .44Mag Blue Dot

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            • #7
              160 grain 30-06, usually Fusion or Federal, sometimes Remington Core-Lokt

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              • #8
                WILLIAM48, Where did you find 160 grain .30 caliber Core Lokt and Fusion bullets or was it just a misprint ?

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                • #9
                  That's what I was wondering too Sarge01. I've bought Fusion ammo and I've only ever seen 150, 165, and 180 gr.

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                  • #10
                    On my out of state big game hunts I use my 30.06 Remington bolt action.

                    In my home state of New Jersey all hunters must use shotguns or muzzle loaders during the firearm season for black bear and whitetail deer, pursuant to the law.

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                    • #11
                      257 Wby rl 22 110 AB 3450 fps 3" high @ 100

                      257 Wby H1000 100 swift scirocco 3560 fps 3" @ 100

                      300 Wby H100 200 AB 3050 fps 3" high @ 100

                      300 WSM RL 22 180 AB or 185 berger 2930 fps 2" @ 100

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                      • #12
                        150grns triple seven and 225grn powerbelt out of a CVA optima that is the only gun/load that has taken game with every pull of the trigger and never had to track one yet. Good gun, scope, load combo that works like magic.

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                        • #13
                          Had the 300WSM out to the range today to check zero for the upcoming deer season and it shot a 3 shot cloverleaf dead on in the 3/4 inch black dot that I use for a target at 100 yards. I think that the gun and I are ready.

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                          • #14
                            Now I shoot 90 grains of BH 209 loose powder with a 245 grain Barnes Spitfire-TMZ and CCi Magnum primers. I have only hunted whitetail with this setup for bigger game I would use 120 or more grains of BH 209.

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