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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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Type bullets used on elk and moose

I finally have enough confidence in my reloading skills to stop using factory loads. In the past I have used nosler partitions for elk but was thinking of switching to the barnes triple shock. I have not be happy with the accuracy of the partitions beyond 200 yrds. In the partitions I have been using 150 gr in a 270 win and 165 gr in 30-06 and 300 win mag. Someone was telling me that if I go with the barnes solid copper bullets I can go down in weight. He recommended going down to 110 gr for deer and 130 gr for elk and moose. I am wondering what bullet types some of you have used successfully for big game out west.
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 12:14 AM
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

I think the 110s for deer and the 130s for elk and moose would be a little light..Moose and elk are big boned big bodied animals..I would try no less then 140 for these animals.
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

you recommend the 140 for deer and antelope as well?
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

In my 7mm08 I use 165 gr Nosler Accubonds for moose. Did the job for me in Newfoundland at 300 yards and very accurate out to at least 400 yards (sub MOA).
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

I took my first elk at 450 yards with a 25 caliber 100 grain sbt. Shot placement is the key and i like fragmintation.
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

180 grain accubond bullets (.30-06) have worked great for me. I too had the same problem with the nosler once I started shooting further distances. The accubond really tighted up my groups. I agree with burk313 about the 130 grain being to light for elk/moose but think 110 is plenty for deer size game.
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

Like the others said ive been shooting accubonds the last 2 seasons and so far i think they may be the perfect bullet...accuracy of a ballistic tip and expansion and penetration of a partition...bad reviews are tough to find...tons more good reviews than bad...
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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

I dont gun hunt anymore, but Ive got my dad shooting 225 gr Barnes TSX in the Federal .338 Win Mag loads for the big stuff out of his Savage Model 11. MOA groups at 250 yards with factory loads aint too shabby. Havent had a chance to shoot it further than that. I would also have to agree that you're on the light side, and you should load something heavier particularly for moose. The TSX have incredible reviews all around.

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Re: Type bullets used on elk and moose

I shot an elk in the neck at 80 yards with a 180 gr. Nosler Partition(out of a .300 WBY), and he dropped without a twitch........

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barnes tsx.......enough said.
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