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Old July 16, 2000, 07:09 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for deer level loads for 416 rem?

I know it is overkill. What about barnes 325 X bullet? Not looking for wimp loads but bullet/loads that make more sense on deer than a 400 swift.
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Old July 16, 2000, 08:29 PM   #2
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Ifn I was to try a light load for the 416, I would go with a lead bullet.

You can push lead to 1800 fps with no problems and the cost savings would be tremendous.

I used to shoot a 458 Winchester, and used lead for most everything except elk.

Shot groundhogs, beer cans, paper targets, anything you can think of- all with lead. It worked just great and turned a blaster into a fun plinker <s>


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Old July 17, 2000, 11:06 AM   #3
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I was thinking of a hard cast lead bullet also figure it should be easy enough to load a 400 flat tip hardcast lead bullet to ~1800 fps which would be like a 45-70 load.

But I am wondering about the 325 or 300 Barnes X bullets for deer and maybe elk...sure don't need a 400 grain bullet for those IMHO.
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