What bullet for a 300 win mag? (deer)

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  1. EKY.MTN.HUNTER

    EKY.MTN.HUNTER 12 pointer

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    What type of bullet and grain do you prefer with a 300 win mag for deer?

    When I initially bought and sighted in my rifle I had to use winchester 180 grain bullets a few years ago (all the store had). I have shot two deer with that combo and have had good results but I know that it is more of an elk load. What is the ideal bullet/grain for whitetail. I know a lot of folks use 150's.

    What do you guys use?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2011
  2. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    A buddy uses 180 grain ballistic tips with outstanding results. He belongs to the "you can't make them to dead" camp
     
  3. billyhamm

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    I like Hornady superformance 180 grain, I cant brag enough on this line of hornady these open up good and punch a hole. I also use them on target range, great precision load and very little fouling or ballistic deviation. I shoot it in a custom rem. 700 and in my kimber and they both perform well with this round.
     
  4. scsims

    scsims 10 pointer

    If you reload I like the 180 accubonds. But the BTips will release more of their energy in a deer than the accubonds. I think 180gr bullet is perfect for the 300mag.
     
  5. DRS

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    165 or 180 grain bullets, in the .300 Win. Mag., are fine for Deer. The 150 grainers are a bit light and will cause a lot of meat damage, unless you reload with lighter loads equaling the .30-06.
     
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    Hard to not like 180 gr. Core lokts. I have had great results on everything from whitetails to elk. Very accurate, good penetration an high weight retention.
     
  7. EKY.MTN.HUNTER

    EKY.MTN.HUNTER 12 pointer

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I obviously don't know a whole lot about bullets. I have shot two deer with the 180's and have had great results. Absolutely crushed a doe in the chest and she dropped in her tracks, dead before she hit the ground. Also shot a good buck back in 07 and he didn't make it 20 yards. There is no such thing as over kill!
     
  8. erwin1

    erwin1 10 pointer

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    I use handloaded 165 grain accubonds absolutely love them Use to use 165 Nosler Partition but noticed when loading them in my gun the lead tip would sometimes get a burr and was afraid of it affecting accuraccy
     
  9. DRS

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    You're Welcome! :) It sounds like 180 grain bullets work fine for you, in your .300 Win.Mag., so I'd stick with them.
     
  10. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    The 180 grain will work fine. If they've worked good for you in the past, then I'd just stick with them. Killed a few with the 180 accubond in .300 wsm with excellent results.
     

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