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Old July 18, 2013, 10:39 PM   #9
iraiam
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I generally prefer the heavier bullets for any given caliber, For Mule Deer I use a 30-06 with 180 grain bullets, for elk I use a .338 with 250 grain partition. I don't hunt white tails much but .243 with 95 grain partition is my choice.

I guess the exception would be my antelope setup, a .270 with 110 grain bullet.

I haven't ruined any meat in quite a few years due to shot placement, and really only once, when I took an animal through part a front shoulder on a dead run do I recall ruining meat to speak of. A large, quality bullet through the vitals is the quickest kill.
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