Hey guys and girls. Prompted by the other bullet posts, I'm after your views on what bullets I should be selecting for my new rifle. It's a 7-08.
Now, what I'm after is something that puts the Deer on the ground, so perhaps mushrooms quiet well, but that doesn't drop many (if any) fragments in the carcass. I'll be shooting mainly Roe and Muntjac and the budget is open ended. I will be home loading. No bullet costs so much that it's too expensive to shoot a Deer with. I'd rather pay a 50p premium and save a shoulder!
I used to use Barnes TSX in my 6.5x55 and really got on well with them but have heard rumours from people who have shot more Deer than I have that now and again they just don't open up? Not ideal! So I'm looking around for other options. The TSX I found would even go through a shoulder and not ruin all of it - that's pretty good performance!
What's out there? I like the sound of the Nosler Partition or perhaps the Accubond. I want to avoid soft points at the cheaper end of the scale because I have found them to shed quite a lot of weight and do a bit of splinter damage on exit in the .243, the 6.5x55 and the .375H&H.
A chat about your experiences would be very helpful. I'd appreciate hearing how you all get on with various bullets, and what you decided to use.