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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Managed Recoil Ammo vs Whitetail deer

This mature doe was shot at a distance of approx 150 yards with my older Savage .308 rifle. One bullet through the chest organs did the job nicely for me. This is my first hunt with Remington's reduced recoil ammo and I'm impressed. Typically, I hunt with my 30-30 carbine but had a hankering to take out my "big rifle" for a hunt.

This .308 ammo features a 125 grain semi-pointed bullet speeding along at about 2,600 fps. 300 Savage figures are similar. My bullet punched through the chest and left an impressive exit hole. Recoil is very light in my 8.5 lb rifle.

This hunt took place in northern Florida. These deer are same size as Pennsylvania whitetails but they're much smaller further south.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 06:16 PM
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I'm not sure what all the specifications are in the managed recoil loads, but when I first started hunting I killed several deer with 125 grain bullets out of a 30-06. This was before the time of managed recoil loads and my Dad reloads so he worked up so of his own "reduced recoil" loads in the 30-06 for me. The recoil was extremely mild, and I shot several bucks and does my during my early hunting years before moving up to regular 30-06 loads. When my brother started hunting, Dad loaded up 125 grain loads for his .308 and they too worked extremely well. I'm sure the reduced recoil loads are similar to the ammo my brother and I started hunting with and if so, I know the deer won't go far with a well placed shot.
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Rolled my own reduced recoil loads for my 7600 .30-06. 170 grain flat point and 46 grains IMR4064. 2440 fps and very accurate. Here deersie deersie deersie...
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My brother just sent me this pic. It is a Remington 115gr from a managed recoil 270. His wife shot her buck yesterday at about 80yds. Hit a rib going in and took out the heart and both lungs. Broke another rib going out and he found it under the hide when he skinned it.
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My son "bang flopped" a big doe and an 8 point with Hornady 125gr STX managed recoil loads in 7mm-08 the last 2 years.

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