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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ammo

What is your favorite brand of Centerfire Ammo for Deer hunting?
Looking to experiment with some of the new ammo out there in 308 Win.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2014, 04:45 PM
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Re: Ammo

I load m own, but if I was looking for a deer round for the 308 Winchester I would buy a box each of the following three.

I would use 150 grain with all three.

Federal Fusion
Remington Core-Lokt
Winchester Power Point

These are proven deer killers and I would bet they all will shoot pretty good.
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Re: Ammo

Hard to beat those three, the old Rem CL has dropped more deer than any other round.

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Re: Ammo

I have used 150 grn Rem Coreloct ammo in my mod 88 win. 308 for 40 years for deer. A behind the shoulder hit almost always has resulted in an immidiate drop of the deer and if not they went no more than 20-25 yards before collapsing. That combination put lots of deer on the ground.




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Re: Ammo

Model 88 Win in .308 I use Rem Core Lok, just haven't got any deer lately.....In Delaware I use Brenneke slugs......
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Re: Ammo

I've been using the 150gr Winchester power points for 20 years in my Rem 700 Classic. In that time my window of lethality has grown quite a bit to the point that now as long as I hit them somewhere behind the nose and in front of the rump they go down. The doe I got last year was a clean gut shot(flat out run at 40yrds) and she dropped in 3 steps. So sue me I didn't lead her enough. The longest shot I ever took was 120yrds, that one took 2 steps.

Don't know if it's the gun, ammo or just my confidence in both, but when it goes bang they just drop. I can count on one hand the number of deer I've shot with that gun that have taken more than one step. I'll never try another brand of ammo. If Winchester ever goes out of business I'll have to buy a case of ammo to make sure I'm set for the rest of my life.

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Re: Ammo

Also load all of my own. But the 150 and 180 grain Winchester Power Points are both hard to beat.

What's a shame is that Winchester discontinued the original Silvertip. The Original 180 grain Winchester Silvertip was, IMHO, the absolute ULTIMATE factory loading for whitetails in the .308 Win EVER.

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Re: Ammo

Plain ol Remington core-locts. Shoot the deer, deer falls down. I've tried some of the newer, more expensive ammo, and they don't do anything different.

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I believe that any standard weight bullet for any of the common calibers, if placed in the right spot, will do the job on a whitetail. Absolutely there are differences in ballistics, accuracy, etc. But any of them placed in the boiler room will kill a deer just about every time.
Like everything else, it comes down to personal preference. Which is why we have so too many options to choose from.

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