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    Posted: July 22 2009 at 8:08am
In my limited exp. the 180 grain corlok drop them right now(2)deer ,im trying the 150grain speer this year we will see what happens.anybody use the speer 150s???

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I always use 150 gr for deer.I use 180 on moose.
I dont load my own (yet)..I use commercial loads.
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Anybody use 150 speers or any other 150 on deer??

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Until I get a bit more brass for reloading I use Federal Power-Shok 150 grain soft points right out of the box. Not what you were looking for as an answer but maybe a little helpful anyway.
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Stay away from Federal brass.  It sucks, to put it mildly.
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Humm .303 vs a Deer? the deer would lose
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Originally posted by VAnimrod VAnimrod wrote:

Stay away from Federal brass.  It sucks, to put it mildly.
 
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Thanks for the input, but please tell me why Federal brass sucks. I really want/need to know. Thanks VAnimrod. 
 
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Guys, a 125 gr. bullet kills deer just as dead as any other round.
The light recoil is nice too.

All I've ever needed, it's really all about shot placement.
The biggest baddest round in the world still wounds if the shot is poor.

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I find that 30.06 seems to do too much damage to the deer.(@ least @ the distances I'm shooting)
.303 in 150 gr has ALWAYS done well by me(for that matter-well placed has yielded quite a few parteidge,as well)
The 180 gr seems to hit moose with all the "UMPH" req'd..even tho its usually longer distance than deer.
But like I said before -I use factory loads out of the box till now.(If I ever get thru this day-vorce thing,I'll commence to loadin my own.) I wonder what grain I should use on those pesky,treetop huggin C-130's that buzz my place
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Hi,what brand 125g bullet do you use?from my reading they are.310s for the 7.62x39.But they are in my reload book at about 3000fps,so they would be good if accurate.
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

I find that 30.06 seems to do too much damage to the deer.(@ least @ the distances I'm shooting)
.303 in 150 gr has ALWAYS done well by me(for that matter-well placed has yielded quite a few parteidge,as well)
The 180 gr seems to hit moose with all the "UMPH" req'd..even tho its usually longer distance than deer.
But like I said before -I use factory loads out of the box till now.(If I ever get thru this day-vorce thing,I'll commence to loadin my own.) I wonder what grain I should use on those pesky,treetop huggin C-130's that buzz my place
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Hey hoadie im guessin .50 gatlin with incedinary rounds would work good on those c130s,i live in west virgina and we got the new c5s and i wouldneed a little more gun lol
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.303 vs. Deer?
 
Depends. If the deer have French rifles, you should be OK. If they've got Mausers, then you might have a problem.
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Well Charly-we bin gettin them C-5's as well.(They're flyin outta Trenton now as well.I imagine it wont be long afore they start to buzzin the trees @ my cabin with them.(Folks are correct in stating the 'skeeters are big there!!)
Those 130's knock the snow off the trees on ya when your tryin ta hunt...REALLY ticks me off
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Originally posted by hoadie hoadie wrote:

I find that 30.06 seems to do too much damage to the deer.(@ least @ the distances I'm shooting)
.303 in 150 gr has ALWAYS done well by me(for that matter-well placed has yielded quite a few parteidge,as well)
The 180 gr seems to hit moose with all the "UMPH" req'd..even tho its usually longer distance than deer.
But like I said before -I use factory loads out of the box till now.(If I ever get thru this day-vorce thing,I'll commence to loadin my own.) I wonder what grain I should use on those pesky,treetop huggin C-130's that buzz my place
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Hoadie it is all about bullet placement. I use a custom hand load 150 gr federal ballistic tip. A shot into the chest cavity taking out the lungs and heart avoiding the shoulders results in minimal usable meat damage.
 
The .303 only being slightly ballisticly inferior to the 30-06 there will be damage of usable meat as well if the shot is not well placed.
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  are those 150 bts the nosler type in .308??How do they shoot out of the enfield??Smile
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               Also on the 303/3006 comparo.I get 2800fps with 150 grainers and 2600fps with the180s
     with handloading with acc2520 out of my 25in barrel.Of course i loose about 200fps with my   18.5 jungle carbine but still more than adiquit.So only 100fps less then the great 3006.not bad in my book.and no critter would notice the differance anyway lolWinkWinkWink
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