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Ballistic tip bullets

Postby nhdeerchaser » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:08 am

All right, kids.

If you all remember, I hit a deer last year and never recovered it. I shot the deer through thick cover with my .30-06. The bullet I used was a remmington 165 grain accutip.
I have heard since then, that people have had not so great luck with the plastic tipped bullets, that sometimes you get the effect of a FMJ, with a complete pass-thru.
I have stopped using the accutips, and gone back to hornadays in 165 grain SST.
We don't get many chances here in NH for deer. I would rather use a bullet that is destructive on exit, and will kill a deer effectively.
At the range, the hornadays are lethaly accurate. However, this does'nt ammount to a hill of beans when the bullet does'nt do it's job.
After this protracted question I guess all I want to know is this: does anyone use the Hornaday SST with any luck on deer.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby rem700 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:17 am

the hornaday sst are ballistic tip  to.  
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby nhdeerchaser » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:34 am

I know Robert. I'm just curious if they are better than the remmington accutip, with better results.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby Vikinghater » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:42 am

I have just started using Federal 150 gr ballistic tip in my rem 700 30/06 . They are certianly more consistant than the plane jane remington 150 gr and 165gr core lokt ammo but I'm not sure $35 a box consistant.  On the performance side of bringing an animal dow I couldnt tell you as I have not fired them at an animal yet.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby rem700 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:43 pm

ok i may have miss read our posting, it sounded like you did not what to use a ballistic tip bullet.
i have all ways use a ballistic tip bullet, all but one did not die were it standed. it was a bad shot he when 50yds. i like the silver ballistic tip by winchester.  
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby shaman » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:16 pm

The Hornady SST and the Rem Accutip are the same bullet.  Hornady OEM's the Accutip for Remington, at least that's the rumor I've heard.
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby eagle eye » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:10 am

If you want a good round that will put an amimal down I would use the Core-Lokt
We use this in both 30-06 and my sons shoot a .243. In both cases the exit wound is amazing. last year at 75 yards my son shot an 8pt and the exit wound from the .243 was 1". I was shocked but am now convinced, I have had the same luck with the 30-06 over the years and do not sacrifice accuracy that is discernable
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby buckhunter21 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:37 am

I use them in my 12 gauge.  Love 'em...Works well for long range shots, BUT, have noticed that the entry/exit doesn't even compare to the Federal hollow points I use in my smooth bore.  Then again, if you hit the deer right, this all shouldn't matter. 
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby nhdeerchaser » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:05 am

I agree with all you guys. Buckhunter, you are right on the money. The problem is finding a bullet that will shoot well out my BAR. The accutip type shoot EXCEPTIONALLY well!
I just want a corelock type bullet that will shoot well out of her, that's all.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby rem700 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:20 am

Try the nosler partition it is a corelock type bullet. accurate... going to try some this year.
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