Ballistic tip bullets

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby MI Hunter » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:21 pm

Did you shoot through brush and hit a twig?  Years ago, the BT's were erratic, some reported they blew up, others they worked fine.  Nosler thickened the jacket on them and they should be fine now.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby shaman » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:51 pm

I've said this countless times: I'm old enough to remember when the Corelokt was considered a premium bullet.  The whitetail deer has not changed-- only the marketing.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby MI Hunter » Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:02 am

The Core Lokt is a great deer bullet.  With all the super bullets today, I still believe the best deer bullets are cup and core.  I've used them in various SP's for a long time and they've always did a great job.  

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby Mac » Sat Oct 17, 2009 4:15 pm

I use winchester ballistic silvertip in my 30.06 and I've never had a problem. I shot a doe 2 years ago that was quartering away and the impact actually de-gutted her. It was pretty crazy. It wasn't a gut shot, they were still intact. They just came flying out of the softball size intry hole! I don't think I've ever had a complete pass thru with them and I've never ever had to walk more than 10 steps from where the deer was shot!!! I usually see hoofs in the air when I pull the trigger! Not exaggerating! I recomend them in a heart beat!
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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby Mlong84 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:40 pm

I use the 165 gr Hornady SST's in my .30-06 when I can get them at the local gunshop. Killed a couple deer with them. MASSIVE damage to both the entry and exit side of the deer. I also used the 139 gr SST in my 7mm-08 same result massive damage and dead deer at the end of a short blood trail.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby nhdeerchaser » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:31 pm

I guess I can't blame the bullet, huh guys?
I will stick with what has been working for me, and use the hornadays. They are accurate as hell, and if I can get the job done on my part, the bullet and rifle should finish the job.
Thanks for all the imput everyone! I appriciate it!

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby B3N1706 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:19 am

Hey I've had a lot of luck with fusion (made by federal) and exit wounds. They blow holes out of the sides of deer. No joke it's almost disgusting. The last doe I got with my .300 win mag in fusion, and only a 150 gr. at that, had a 2-3 inch hole and guts hanging out of it. Every deer I have got with them has had just massive exit wounds. I'm not particularly fond of federal, it's just what I've experienced with it.

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RE: Ballistic tip bullets

Postby rem700 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:34 am

to much gun of deer.. elk ok


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