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    Best bullet for Elk ?????

    I am just curious to get some feedback from some other hunters on this topic. I am going on an Elk hunt this year and I will be loading my own ammunition, as always. I will be shooting a Model 700, 300 Remington Ultra Mag. The two bullets that I am considering for this hunt are the Sierra Gameking in a 180 grain or a Nosler Partition also in a 180 grain. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    Both are quality bullets with the Nosler being the better of the 2 IMO. I prefer the Barnes TTSX or a Nosler Accubond, Barnes will hold together better but the Accubond will do well also. I know Barnes recently came out with a 30. Caliber 180 grain TTSX as I purchased some for my 300 Weatherby. Also make sure whatever bullet you go with shoots well in your rifle as that's the most important factor. Good luck on whatever you choose.

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    I was very satisfied with the accuracy and performance of the Federal Trophy Bonded Tips, 180gr.

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    My rifle shoots very good groups with the Nosler ballistic tips in 180 grain very well.

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    Of the two you listed I'd go partition. I won't use any thing but a barnes tsx or ttsx gray bullets and highly accurate in my rifles. 180gr in my 300 win mag and 140 in my stw's


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    Partition is a good bullet. Accubonds rock!
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    I've killed elk with both Game Kings and partitions. The partitions held together better but, as usual, shot placement is everything.

    None of the dead elk issued an opinion on what hit them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheephunter View Post

    None of the dead elk issued an opinion on what hit them.
    Mine either? Last bull died from 180 gr accu-bond, 50 yard lung shot with .300 Win Mag. Next bull will die from 200 gr Speer Grand Slam. I loaded them years ago, I'm ready to burn them up.

    I think it all depends on how far you plan to shoot, I don't typically shoot much past 100 yards so I don't need tack driving accuracy. I am happy with 1" groups @ 100 yards. Penetration and wound channel is more what I look for in an elk bullet.
    Last edited by Timberstalker; 06-28-2014 at 07:43 AM.

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    Both are good and there are many other good bullets too.
    The important thing is to select a bullet that shoots well in your rifle and put it where it needs to go.

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    I would also consider a 200grain accubond, great performing bullet

 

 

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