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    Posted: January 30 2013 at 8:31am
Hi everyone
I want to go deer hunting this year and I was wondering what peoples opinions are about different ammo companies soft points for deer? I am not really fond of wolf, anyone got any suggestions
All opinions are greatly appreciated
Thanks
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I use Federal Powershocks, 150 grain soft point. Reliable, shoot flat and get the job done no problem.
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Hi !
 
on red deer here in Germany, I use 180 grains round nose Remington Core lockt High Speed factory ammo in my five groove Parker hale Mk4No1. On roe deer also 150 grains Sellier&Bellot factory ammo or handloaded 180 grains Sierra Pro Hunter to 700 m/s that is approx 22oo feet/s in my two groove Mk4No1* Long Branch. Both work verry good.
 
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Load your own, it's cheap and easy if you buy a Lee Loader and a small rubber mallet.Then you can have any weight of head you like. I find that 125gr Sierra SP Spitzers are effective, flat shooting and they're big enough for all deer in the UK.
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flanker,   how accurate are those 125's?  What velocity are you driving them at?  I have two two-groove that might like them.
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I am liking the Herters brand from Cabelas. 180gr made by S&B. Quite accurate in my rifle.
And < $20 a box
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Originally posted by 303Guy 303Guy wrote:

flanker,   how accurate are those 125's?  What velocity are you driving them at?  I have two two-groove that might like them.


I can get a 3 inch group at 100m, sorry don't know the velocity - at 100m deer fall down tho' Smile
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the 180 grain remington lock core's rock.....
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Originally posted by flanker flanker wrote:

Originally posted by 303Guy 303Guy wrote:

flanker,   how accurate are those 125's?  What velocity are you driving them at?  I have two two-groove that might like them.


I can get a 3 inch group at 100m, sorry don't know the velocity - at 100m deer fall down tho' Smile


Wow! S&B with the Hornady name on the box costs a lot more! I got mine from the CMP.
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Originally posted by BrassMagnet BrassMagnet wrote:

Originally posted by flanker flanker wrote:

Originally posted by 303Guy 303Guy wrote:

flanker,   how accurate are those 125's?  What velocity are you driving them at?  I have two two-groove that might like them.


I can get a 3 inch group at 100m, sorry don't know the velocity - at 100m deer fall down tho' Smile


Wow! S&B with the Hornady name on the box costs a lot more! I got mine from the CMP.


Somehow, I quoted the wrong post!

So I'll try it again with a little judicious editing!

"I am liking the Herters brand from Cabelas. 180gr made by S&B. Quite accurate in my rifle.
And < $20 a box"

Wow! S&B with the Hornady name on the box costs a lot more! I got mine from the CMP.

By the way, 3" at 100 meters (300+ yards!) is pretty nice accuracy and more than good enough to harvest any deer with one shot.


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BM, are Front Range or Western Slope ?
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      All of the currently loaded commercial ammo will perform well on deer ( I assume you don't handload ) I'd suggest you try out as many brands, and wieghts, as you can find.  When you find a loading that groups the best, stick with that. I've taken game with most brands of 303 Brit ammo and I've always had good performance with the Winchester 180 gr ppsp's, but to be honest, any of them have very similiar terminal performance.
 
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Just a note!
(By the way, 3" at 100 meters (300+ yards!)
100 metres is closer to 110 yards, not 300Wink
If I could get a 3" group at 300 yards I'd be well happy!!
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I've tried several and I prefer hand loaded 174 gr Hornaday round nose bullets

They make really big holes in deer and always penetrate

180 gr Remington gold box work if the feed in your rifle.

Something about that bullet hangs up on my feed ramp

Never a problem with the Hornaday

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Enfieldhunter where about in Wi. do you hunt? I have a cabin in the NE Wi.?
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Originally posted by flanker flanker wrote:

Load your own, it's cheap and easy if you buy a Lee Loader and a small rubber mallet.Then you can have any weight of head you like. I find that 125gr Sierra SP Spitzers are effective, flat shooting and they're big enough for all deer in the UK.
I was thinking about loading with the Sierra 125g softpoints but was told that they might start to tumble if I tried to crank the velocity up a little. What sort of velocities are you getting and have you tried any sort of comparison between the 125g and the 150g Sierra heads please.
Like you I also want the Lee Enfield (predomoinatly) for the main species of "larger"deer that I come across in my part of the UK (Roe, Fallow, Red and Sika) - For any Munties or CWD my .222 will do the job nicely!
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