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    Bullet Question

    Well I just picked up my elk gun and now need some bullet advice. If I had needed to use my .270, I was going to use 150 gr nosler partition or an all copper bullet. Now that I have a 300 WSM, should I go with the same bullets in the 180 gr variety or is there a better choice. What do you guys use and what do you thinks the best choice for a 300? Thanks.


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    168 gr barnes ttsx thats what I load in my 300 rum an thats what I'll be shooting next month on my third elk hunting trip havent got to see what this bullet does on elk but it rocks deer

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    Roger that KY. Good luck on your hunt! Let me know how the bullet does if you're successful.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltsheets View Post
    Roger that KY. Good luck on your hunt! Let me know how the bullet does if you're successful.


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    Hope so have a Huskemaw on it an it works hitting steel at 1000yd

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    Wow. I'm glass shopping as we speak. Leaning towards a Meopta Meopro 4-12x50.


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    180 grain Accubonds. Havent let me down.

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    Nosler Partition is never a bad choice in my experience.

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    Thanks bob. That's what I'm leaning towards.


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    +1 on the accubond. The performance in my experience mimics the partition closely, but with the added BC advantage. If I was working up loads I'd try the new long range accubond if anyone has them in stock. I just picked up a custom 270 I had made as a mountain rifle and plan to try the 150's ASAP, see if I can find a load for my upcoming elk hunt. Extra ballistic coefficient and sectional density never hurt.

    The partition sometimes penetrates better because it sheds more of the front of the bullet. Every accubond I've recovered looks like it came out of an add for what a bullet should do. They might not penetrate as much at times though because the mushroom stays intact and therefore has more frontal area to shove through an animal. Most of the time the partitions I've seen stay together also though and performance is similar. I have shot a lot more accubonds than partitions, and most of both have exited so my sample size isn't huge. I sure have no complaints with either.

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    Lots of new bullets on the market today....getting them a different story!

    Its really hard for me to appreciate the work that the bullet mfgrs do in developing new stuff. I have been shooting Nosler Partition bullets for many, many years. I have worked hard to develop loads that shoot less than moa for this bullet. The 180 grainers in my .300 Wby are absolute tack drivers and the performance in expansion in game animals would be hard to beat. I probably have enough bullets in my inventory to last me the rest of my life. Same goes for 30-06, 25-06 and my other big game rifles.(just got a .375 H & H in a Ruger #1 so thats a different story). I'll stick to what works for me and my huntig needs.

    If Colorado, Wyoming and any other of the western states I hunt in ever ban lead bullets like California, then all bets are off!
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