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    Deer/elk combo... bullet size question.

    I typically shoot 150/165 gr bullets for deer and 180 gr for elk. Everyone has their own bullet preference but that's mine pretty much regardless what rifle I'm using. This fall I'm doing a back country Deer/Elk combo hunt - 7 days with deer only for first 3 days then both in season for the final 4. I've already locked in on taking a 300 Dakota and there isn't significant difference in zero/drop out to about 300 yards.

    I've pretty much made up my mind to only go with 180 gr for the entire hunt... But this is the first time I've chased both during the same season and thought this forum might be good place to get some other opinions. Would anyone even consider taking two different bullet sizes?

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    I would only take the one. 180 is just fine for both.
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    I would only take 1 bullet. If it will kill an elk it will kill a deer and I doubt either will know if you shot them with a 150, 165, or 180. Good luck on your hunt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeepitcold View Post
    I would only take the one. 180 is just fine for both.
    I would have to agree. Take the 180 for both.

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    Yep!!! I'm with the others on this one!

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    Piling on. Sight in the 180 and Go hunting!

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    Any of those are going to kill an elk and deer. Shot placement

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    +1 on all the above.

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    What ever one shoots the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I would only take 1 bullet. If it will kill an elk it will kill a deer and I doubt either will know if you shot them with a 150, 165, or 180. Good luck on your hunt!
    Very true. More important is where you hit them.
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