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Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06

02 Mar 2014
@ 07:55 am (GMT)

Truls Langhelle


I am searching for the ultimate knock-down bullet for lagre and medium game such as moose and red deer on ranges up to 350-400 meters. My friends and myself use 300 win mag and 30-06. I have tried several bullets over the years, finding bonded core bullets such as the 180 grains Accubond, Sako super hammerhead in adjektivene to woodleigh in 180 grains suiteable. I also like the 240 grain woodleigh in my 300 Magnum, but so far I have only shot game up to 100 meters with it. Undoubtedly a good bullet but the trajectory is not optimal for shots beyond 220-250 meters in my opinion. After reading abort these calibers in your excellent, detailed overviews, I Wonder og not ond of the best options is the 200 grain Partition bullet? Please give me your thoughts on this topic. Tanks!

Best regards, Truls from Norway


02 Mar 2014
@ 07:58 am (GMT)

Truls Langhelle

Re: Best bullet for big game on long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06
Meant BIG game
02 Mar 2014
@ 03:21 pm (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: Best bullet for big game at long ranges in .300 Magnum and 30-06
Hi Truls, I covered this in my last book- Long Range Hunting Cartridges. I think the most important factor, is to first understand how different types of bullet work at different impact velocities toi gain a full, fundamental understanding of terminal ballistics. This same topic is also being discussed in the .30-06 Ackley Improved thread.

You are on the right track and I would suggest that you try the 200 grain Partition- at least for one hunting season. You will find that this bullet is much more violent than the Accubond but also displays better penetration. It the best of both worlds as far as your needs are concerned.


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