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Thread: Calibre and bullet choice for what deer ?

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    Calibre and bullet choice for what deer ?

    Paul at fechen put a post up on the on going 243 debate witch i found interesting .He listed what caliber with bullet choice for what use eg reds fallow pig ,it would be good to see what others use and what for .so here we go
    .243 100gr sierra pro hunters soft points 33grains IMR4895 for muntjac cwd roe may be fallow
    .243 75gr vmax 40grains IMR4895 for muntjac in very tight spaced areas
    .308 150gr sierra sotf point pro hunters 45 grn IMR 4895 is the riffle i use from august onwards unless just muntjac shooting
    savage .22lr winys rabbit hares
    410 humain dispatch

    this is not a debate
    Last edited by berg; 18-06-2014 at 14:14.

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    .17hmr for rabbits 17grn hornady bt
    .223 for fox 40grn v-max or silvertip
    .243 for fox 75grn v-max
    .243 for Roe, fallow, Red Hinds and spikers 100grn Interlock

    Never shot anything bigger than a mature Hind so can't say from experience
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    This is a really good idea, and potentially very informative - I think it's something a lot of us stumble around with, so seeing other's preferences (especially those with a lot of experience) would be very useful. For what it's worth, here are mine:

    .222 - 55gr Sako SP for bunnies, foxes and roe.

    .243 - 90gr Sako SP for roe.

    .308 - 150gr Norma BT for fallow (hoepfull reds one day).

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    120 grain Barnes TTSX or TSX. 46 grains N160- used for everything from Hare upwards. Factory .308 150 grain Privi. Would prefer 125 grain BT if I hadn't a glut of factory.

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    .22LR - 40gr subsonic for rabbits
    6.5x55 - 140gr SST for fox & deer
    Sako 75 6.5x55mm-Z6i 3-18x50. MauserM12 .308-SIII 6-24x50. Beretta 690 III Field 12b.
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    Oooh! This is an interesting thread....We all like to have a little sneaky look at whats in your mates ammo bag don't we?

    .17HMR 17gn Hornady BT Bunnies/AOLQ
    .22LR subsonic 40gn Winchester Bunnies/Foxes/AOLQ
    .223 Privi 55gn SP Fox & AOLQ
    .22-250 Federal 55gn Sierra Blitzking Foxes, Munties & AOLQ
    .243 Fed 80 SP or Lapua 100gn SP Roe, Munties, Sika, Fallow
    .25-06 Fed Nosler 100gn BT (Home load Nosler 100gn BT) as above
    .30-06 Speer 150gn SP over RL17 (Fed 180 partition )All deer and 180gn for boar
    .30-06 Ack Imp Berger 155 VLD Hunting over H414 as above
    .300 WM Norma 150gn Nosler BT (Home load 150gn Nos BT/ Speer Grand Slam 180/ Nosler 200gr Acubond over RL19/RL22).... To paraphrase Norman Stansfield...."EVERYTHING!"
    9.3 x 62 Norma Oryx 232gn Boar & Plains game

    Does a .177 on squirrels count?
    Last edited by Dorsettaff; 18-06-2014 at 12:54.

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    22lr 40g subsonic eley
    22wmr 33g vmax hornady
    223 75g ballistic tip
    260 140g ballistic tip
    308 168 ballistic tip
    300rum 208g ballistic tip

    I use one round for each rifle and don't mess around with different bullets for different quarry. (providing the calibre is legal for that quarry)
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg View Post
    .243 75gr vmax 40grains IMR4895 for muntjac in very tight spaced areas
    That's a good one that, based on some situations like if shooting munties in the urban or sensitive area environment. Some people might turn up their nose at the combination but it's safe and guaranteed to stop your muntie with a good forward shot. Last thing you want is tougher construction bullets risking a ricochet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul at Fechan View Post
    That's a good one that, based on some situations like if shooting munties in the urban or sensitive area environment. Some people might turn up their nose at the combination but it's safe and guaranteed to stop your muntie with a good forward shot. Last thing you want is tougher construction bullets risking a ricochet.
    Thank you ,that was the thinking behide it .

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    .22LR subsonics on Rabbits
    .17 HMR Rabbits and close range Foxes
    .243 90gr accubond on Foxes, Muntjac, Roe and Fallow

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