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Posted: 1/22/2013 4:49:11 PM EDT
So I am about to build my wife a 300 blackout for whitetail hunting. I am looking for suggestion on bullet weight and makeup that will work well for this purpose
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 5:14:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2013 5:14:45 PM EDT by Lancelot]
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Link Posted: 1/22/2013 5:29:06 PM EDT
Either 125 grain Nosler ballistic tips, 110gr VMAX or the 130gr TSX or 110gr TTSX.
Link Posted: 1/22/2013 7:11:10 PM EDT
Barnes 110grn black tips or Nosler 125 spitzer ballistic tips
Link Posted: 1/23/2013 12:03:47 AM EDT
This ^^^^^^
Link Posted: 1/23/2013 4:48:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2013 7:00:40 AM EDT by WholeBunches]
Have killed 5 deer with the Nosler 125gr BT loaded in the 300 BLK. All bullets expanded. All passed through except one. Very pleased with the performance and accuracy.

Edited to add: Here's a pic of the one recovered bullet. Never found the jacket. The bullet hit the deer 187yd away. Clipped the spine and then went through lungs and stomach, stopping just under the hide at the belly. Deer was leaning down to eat when I fired from a 15' high stand.





Link Posted: 1/23/2013 5:20:40 AM EDT
110 Vmax.
Link Posted: 1/23/2013 9:06:36 AM EDT
We've had excellent luck wtih the On Target Ammo 125gr Speer TNT load. The guys at Houston Armory swear by that load RE pig killin'.
Link Posted: 1/25/2013 1:45:56 PM EDT
Wow a 187 yard kill that's impressive
Link Posted: 1/25/2013 5:08:58 PM EDT
Depends how big are your deer? Small southern WT-110-125gr. Large northern WT 125gr- 150gr. My load for deer -Mule Deer 150 gr Speer BT!
Link Posted: 1/25/2013 5:47:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By charles_lee_ray:
Either 125 grain Nosler ballistic tips, 110gr VMAX or the 130gr TSX or 110gr TTSX.


These are perfect.......I killed a deer this fall with the Nolser 125 ballistic tip.........next year Im going to load some 130 tsx.............

Link Posted: 1/25/2013 6:16:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2013 6:20:02 PM EDT by WholeBunches]
Originally Posted By donovansn585:
Wow a 187 yard kill that's impressive


I ranged the down deer with a laser range finder. I had plenty of time for the shot and for me to calm down. For ME, it was a very long shot. It was the oldest doe and the furthest I've ever killed a deer. The mature doe with her then ran perpendicular to me, and I got her through the lungs at 170yd, with her going about 50yd before falling. Oh, and this is the pic I sent my representative and senators to prove that I deer hunt with an AR (besides the 2nd Amendment facts).



Link Posted: 1/25/2013 6:24:16 PM EDT
I took this button buck at about 165 yards with a 155 gr SPBT blem (probably A-max). Entered just behind the left shoulder and exited just behind the rib cage on the right side. He ran just far enough to get to the middle of a blackberry patch. Next time I think I'll go with the 110 gr V-Max.


Link Posted: 1/25/2013 6:32:19 PM EDT
I took two with the 110 Vmax this past fall, a small doe and a fairly large bodied buck. Both were close shots, less than 50 yards.

I wasn't 100% sure how the Vmax would perform but at Blackout velocities I think it's probably ok. Since it's so lightly constructed I'm guessing you would want to not shoot through the shoulder. I did not recover either bullet, they both passed through and destroyed the heart and lungs. Next year I plan to try the Barnes black tip.
Link Posted: 1/25/2013 7:27:55 PM EDT
Thanks guys for all the pics and cool stories its really making me excited to hunt with the 300 what a cool caliber.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 6:28:22 AM EDT
I stopped using lead core bullets for hunting several years ago. I could care less about antlers or trophies, I kill deer to eat, and the amount of lead contamination due to vaporization is an issue, alot of meat can be lost if you dont take a neck/lung shot, while a Barnes black tip passing thru the shoulder merely requires a rinsing and toss the minced meat into the burger grinder.
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 3:56:02 PM EDT
Are Barnes black tips lead free?
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 4:07:42 PM EDT
Yes they are, they are all copper and have a black polymer tip
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 9:11:55 PM EDT
I took mine with the Barnes 130 ttsx
Link Posted: 1/26/2013 9:23:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2013 5:55:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/300%20Blk/PA140262.jpg

And quite accurate also.


Nice formation of soldiers!

Link Posted: 1/27/2013 7:34:06 AM EDT
Barnes 110tsx. 165 yards quartering. Exited. Ran about 60 yards

Link Posted: 1/27/2013 5:04:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
We've had excellent luck wtih the On Target Ammo 125gr Speer TNT load. The guys at Houston Armory swear by that load RE pig killin'.


This is what I use for hog control. I am confident it would work just as well on deer.
Link Posted: 1/27/2013 5:39:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dryflash3:
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg272/dryflash3/300%20Blk/PA140262.jpg

And quite accurate also.


Nice.
Link Posted: 1/27/2013 6:45:13 PM EDT
I practice shoot with the Remington 115 grain stuff and when I tried the barnes black tip they were impacting about 6 inches to the right VS my zero with the Remington stuff. So I had to quit shooting them! The green tip Nosler ballistic tips that I hunt with now work great and they have basically the same POI as the Remington stuff so I switched to them.

Link Posted: 1/28/2013 2:02:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 10milg29:
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
We've had excellent luck wtih the On Target Ammo 125gr Speer TNT load. The guys at Houston Armory swear by that load RE pig killin'.


This is what I use for hog control. I am confident it would work just as well on deer.



Always like to hear someone else is shooting On Target Ammo. Where'd you hear about it?
Link Posted: 1/28/2013 2:26:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
Originally Posted By 10milg29:
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
We've had excellent luck wtih the On Target Ammo 125gr Speer TNT load. The guys at Houston Armory swear by that load RE pig killin'.


This is what I use for hog control. I am confident it would work just as well on deer.



Always like to hear someone else is shooting On Target Ammo. Where'd you hear about it?


I meant the 125 grain TNT projectile. Never heard of "On Target Ammo"
Link Posted: 1/28/2013 2:27:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2013 2:28:08 PM EDT by 10milg29]
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
Originally Posted By 10milg29:
Originally Posted By phideaux_2003:
We've had excellent luck wtih the On Target Ammo 125gr Speer TNT load. The guys at Houston Armory swear by that load RE pig killin'.


This is what I use for hog control. I am confident it would work just as well on deer.



Always like to hear someone else is shooting On Target Ammo. Where'd you hear about it?


Double post...sorry
Link Posted: 1/29/2013 1:06:31 PM EDT
Oh! Gotcha. Well, On Target loads it.

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