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Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

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I have a hunt in Wyoming for Mule deer this fall and was wondering what the general consensus is on the best ammunition/grain for shots up to 300 yards?
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

I used to have a 300 WSM. Basically the same as yours. I always used 180's for everything.

My gun liked winchester power points a lot. I would have to say you need to buy a couple boxes of different ammo to see what shoots best.

A mule deer is only a little bigger than a whitetail. A 300 mag is a big gun when it comes to just about any deer. Hitting them in the right spot is most important. Any hunting bullet should work fine as long as it shoots what you aim at.

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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

I would probably go with a 165 gr. Shoots very flat and will anchor any deer on this continent.

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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

180......
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

You can use a variety of bullets in that combo. As other have said the 300 Mag is plenty gun for a mule deer.

I would recommend... Nosler Accubonds or Berger VLD Hunting Bullets. Both have done well for me on deer and elk.

Good Luck on your hunt, and be sure to practice with your rifle. Even 300+ yard shots are a good possibility.
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

If you reload you have a ton of options with a 300. I always shot Nosler here but couldnt get my 300 rum to like them. I was told about Barnes 168, tried them and they dropped my mulie in his tracks.... Had to track my elk for about 60 yrds though. Haha.

Bottom line, with that caliber you will have enough for a deer. You simply need to find what works and practice, practice, practice.
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

Which 300? Win Mag, Weatherby, WSM, ULTRA?.
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I used 200 Accubonds in my ultra and they did a great job. A little on the heavy side for mulie's though. The 165 would shoot VERY flat but the 180s would be a good choice as well. I think I'd go with the etip though good accuracy and weight retention.
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

For mule deer you can not pick a bad bullet with a 300 magnum. Any bullet will be more than enough to get the job done. So with that said the best bullet is going to be the most accurate bullets. In 30 caliber I normally get the most accurate load from bullets that weigh 165 grains. 180's and 200's also shoot well. But I would start with the 165's.

And again, brand of 165 is of no consequence. There is not a bad 165 grain bullet out there for deer.

Normally the most accurate for me is the Nosler Ballistic tip, followed closely by the Sierra boat tail. No need for expensive premium bullets here. Tom.
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

Thanks fot all the tips guys, very helpful!!! The gun is a 300 win mag that I won a couple months ago in a gun raffle which worked perfectly for this trip I've been planning for two years!
I think I will go with the lower grains, say 165 for the flat shot as Matt mentioned on the 300+ possibility.

Again, thanks for the help and the good luck wishes!!
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Re: Rem 300mag - Mule Deer

You won't go wrong with the 165 or 180 for that caliber.
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