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    Posted: March 20 2018 at 6:02am
Other than Wooleigh, do any members know if 180gr round nose .303 are available for reloading in Canada? My go to Sierra's only come in spitzer. Thanks!
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Can you get Remington bullets there? They used to make a 180 Gr RN. Speer also makes a 180 Gr RN FB
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Shamu. Locally (within 200 miles, and that includes a Cabelas) Sierra is the only bullet sold. I'm currently doing some one line research to check out the rest of Canada.
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Speer Hot Core 180 RNSP.  It is loaded a bit long but still functions fine in magazine.   I got these from Tradeex but they are now out of stock.  Tradeex does have 174 Interlock Hornady in .312 as well as other .311 bullets.  The Bullet Barn (Garden Bay BC) has some nice looking .313 hard cast in 180 and 200 that I am itching to try but am so far behind in range work because of weather I have put off for awhile.  I have used their .358 205's in my 35 Remington and they are deadly on moose within a 150 yards.  I also have a load using them for a 38 Special case in a 357 magnum revolver that really bangs the steel poppers over.



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A couple of grains off but you can always try Hornady.
If you're using it for hunting a six grain difference in bullet weight will not matter.
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They will be for hunting. Are these Hornady available in Canada? Thanks in advance...
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

They will be for hunting. Are these Hornady available in Canada? Thanks in advance...


As I noted in my post Tradeex has them.
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Thanks Macd. Will check it out!
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Originally posted by Honkytonk Honkytonk wrote:

Thanks Macd. Will check it out!


Budget Shooters Supply also has them.

This is from an Australian site.  Sounds like good bullet for those thick Manitoba woods. Smile

"The 174 grain round nose Interlock is a good bush/woods bullet for light to mid weight game species, about perfect for Mule and Red deer along with wild boar. This is a soft, fast expanding bullet, though wounds are not immensely wide.  With the exception of the Norma Vulkan bullet design, it is not until the .358” caliber that flat or round nose bullet styles show dramatic differences in performance in comparison to their pointed soft point counter parts. Nevertheless, the round nose design of the Hornady 174 grain bullet does ensure rapid expansion for wide internal wounding resulting in fast killing inside 100 yards, tapering off in performance as ranges approach 200 yards where velocity is just 1800fps. At these ranges, the RNSP works surprisingly well with military sight settings, even though the BC of this bullet is only .262. Although the 174 grain Interlock is adequate for Elk sized game, it shows its greatest strengths on game weighing up to 150kg (330lb)."

https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/.303+British.html

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Heavy RN bullets are great for hunting in bush where range to target is limited by terrain to about 200 yards. Using high-velocity lighter pointed bullets is not ideal for such close encounters because the bullets expand much more than necessary, are easily deflected by twigs and deposit lots of lead/copper fragments in the game. I use two kinds of rounds when I hunt, heavy RN loaded down quite a bit, say starting loads or middling, for walking around and guarding small openings. I use medium weight SPBT bullets for longer ranges when the RN would be too slow on arrival and have too high a trajectory. Typically I zero the faster pointed bullets for 300-350 yards and with the same setting the heavy RN crosses the line of sight around 200 yards with a somewhat smaller height of trajectory. It's easy to load a few pointed rounds in the magazine with one RN on top. If I set up for a long shot I have time to shuck the RN and I'm good to go. Been using this recipe for decades and passed it on to the next generation. It works. It's good to see people appreciate RN. They work. Test expansion at short, medium and long ranges to make sure your bullets do what you want.
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