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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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let me know what ya think out my new project...

T/C Encore with .300 win Mag BBL, Bushnel Trophy scope 3-9 X 40 MM thumbhole stock.

The plan is to use this combo for deer/bear in ME and PA. I can't wait to get the stocks in the mail I should have it all put together by Friday.

What kind of ammo would ya use? Most shot are 100 yards and under. (few corn field stands in PA where I could reach out a bit more... I don't want to chage ammo from deer to bear.

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Re: let me know what ya think out my new project...

180gr nosler partiton, or accubond. You don't need those for deer, but they're great for bear, and will perform nicely on deer. If you don't want to go that heavy, use 165's in the same bullets.

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What would be maxx effective range for the 165 accubond?

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Re: let me know what ya think out my new project...

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What would be maxx effective range for the 165 accubond?
Not trying to be smart, but if you're asking that question, it's effective a lot farther than you should be shooting.

I'd choose a 180 or 200 out of the .300. With the lighter bullets, I personally would choose a premium bullet like the Accubond, even for deer. It's just a little less messy than a cup and core at high velocity.
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Why someone would use something that big for deer is beyond me.

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Why someone would use something that big for deer is beyond me.
Why does it matter?

I just bought a 300H&H because I think it's a neat old round. Guess I shouldn't hunt deer with it?

To the OP....I agree with Borden.....a 180gr Nosler Partition or Nosler Accubond should be a good bet. I would maybe lean a hair toward the Partition, as it'll expand a bit more rapidly. I use a 180gr Partition in a 300WSM. Just got it last year and only shot one deer with it, but I really liked the Partition's performance. Compared to what I've seen from "harder" bullets like the Hornady GMX or the Nosler Accubond, the Partition seems to make a bit bigger wound channel. Just my non-scientific impression.

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Why someone would use something that big for deer is beyond me.
Well, why someone would get the broken tine fixed on a deer they had mounted is beyond me, eh?

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Why someone would use something that big for deer is beyond me.
Well, why someone would get the broken tine fixed on a deer they had mounted is beyond me, eh?
At least I didn't kill it with a cannon

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Probably wouldn't have ran around after the shot and broke that point if you would have anchored it with a real gun

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Probably wouldn't have ran around after the shot and broke that point if you would have anchored it with a real gun
I'll have you know that buck dropped with the first shot, running, and never got back up hahahahahaha

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