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Old October 10, 2012, 02:20 PM   #101
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I love my Remington 760 Gamemaster in .06 but was thinking about going from the 150gr to a bigger 180gr. I do alot of hunting in thick brush and woods, any thoughts on whether a 180 would do me justice or just waste meat.
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Old October 10, 2012, 02:30 PM   #102
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I've always liked heavy for game bullets. Back when I shot a .30-06, I used 180gr SP (round nose) for many years, then later I switched to 180gr PSP (pointed) bullets. The only time I ever wasted meat was when I took shots that hit large bones (legs/shoulder) which caused the bullets to either shatter or tumble/deform. Shooting through the boiler room didn't waste much meat. We used 150gr some early on but didn't like them as much.
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Old October 10, 2012, 05:40 PM   #103
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I hunt only deer so my votes go to the .308 and - for those who want to reach out a bit farther - 30-06. Many manufacturers make ammo in these calibers with bullets in all shapes and sizes which you can find anywhere for a reasonable price. Do I like 7MM-08 over .308 - probably. But then I remember that 7MM-08 goes for $29/box (if you can find it) and .308 goes for $19/box and you can always find it.
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