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Thread: 30-06 200 / 220 grain ammo

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    30-06 200 / 220 grain ammo

    I'm stalking on 01/04/11 and want to see how my 30-06 performs with 200 and 220 grain ammo. Obviously roe are the only species available north of the wall and I wondered once I've zeroed it and am happy if I used one on a roe buck, what kind of venison damage I can expect as I've never used anything this heavy on small species. Has anyone else?

    If the damage is 'lots' I'll take my .243 instead and use a more usual (for me anyway) 100 grain round.

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    I would expect very little damage, big old slow bullet will drill a Roe like a Black & Decker....
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Thats the answer I was hoping for.

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    I couldn't care less, but if it is important to you, the 220gr may not meet the minimum velocity requirements for Scotland.
    Brian.

    Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you......

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ75 View Post
    Thats the answer I was hoping for.
    I hope you have a dog??? If it drills too small a hole it might make a fair distance with little blood trail. I dont know your ground if its open and daylight fine, not so fine at last light on the edge of cover.

    WD

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    I have used 180gn very succesfully on roe and muntjac with minimal carcase damage. I think 200gn would be just fine. "Eat right up to the hole as they say"

    On the velocity front 200gn should make 2650fps and 220gn 2450fps so probably just legal.

    ATB

    OT

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    Haven't used 200gn 30-06, but have used a 176 gn round nosed 7x65r on a roe. Picked it up off it's feet and dropped it stone dead with minimal meat damage. Very effective.

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    I have used 200 and 220's in thirty caliber. (30-06 and 30-40) They are sure killers on deer, moose, elk, etc, provided you hit a vital spot. I shot a whitetail doe with a 220 grain cast bullet from a 30-40 (1900 fps) raking from the left, striking mid ribs and punching though the pulmonary system and exiting ahead of the right forleg. (my favorite shot) She went down like a sack of potatoes. Blood everywhere. ~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJ75 View Post
    I'm stalking on 01/04/11 and want to see how my 30-06 performs with 200 and 220 grain ammo. Obviously roe are the only species available north of the wall ....
    Fallow buck are in season through to the end of April in Scotland too.

    http://www.basc.org.uk/en/department...er-seasons.cfm

    Rgds JCS

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    I use 300 grain bullets in my 375 H+H Magnum on roe you get less damage than when i use the 270 130 grain bullets but it all depends where you hit them !!!!!!

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