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150 to 165 grain

150 to 165 grain
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:08:35 PM »
given my 300 roy what loads  would you recomend for deer useing either of these weights.how fas would they go?
am hunting deer size game.
gary b

Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 05:07:28 AM »
I've had decent accuracy with 150gr. Barnes TSX and IMR4350 powder from my Classic Mark.  I haven't used them on game but have used the TSX on hogs with good success.  :)

Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 06:52:47 AM »
168g BergerVLD and H4831........or use all of the available horsepower the 300 Roy gives you and step up to the 215g ;D

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Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 09:10:36 AM »
Nosler 165 Accubond. Try 7828 or H-4831. Plenty tuff for deer. Work for bigger critters if needed

Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 09:11:34 AM »
Either one is fine. If you think you're going to shoot long distances you might want to go to a soft point just to avoid a non-expanding through and through. That's just a precaution, the 300 WM typically has plenty of energy to expand at distances out to 500 yards. Going to a heavier bullet shortens that distance a little but will typically maintain better accuracy if you're shooting with a cross wind.
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Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 09:26:49 AM »
For the sake of conversation.
Factory 150g Partition 3540fps
210g Berger 2950fps
The 210 Berger catches the 150g Partition in velocity at 524 yards, and destroys the Partition in energy from 50 yards and beyond.

Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2018, 04:32:58 PM »
I had the idea that the lighter bullets recoil less and that's the point of this thread.   ;D

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Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2018, 05:40:54 PM »
Have loaded the sierra BT in 150 grain and 165 grain with good success in a 300 win mag. Also used Speer 165 grain BT. All worked fine on Wisconsin whitetail
Mike

Re: 150 to 165 grain
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2018, 08:10:26 AM »
79.5 grs of imr 4955 capped off with 168 e-tips is a load on any deer in NA they make about 10 yards with a blood trial that is unmistakably large. It has little to no recoil for that caliber. You even could use that for elk and moose.