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Posted: 11/26/2014 11:24:40 AM EDT
I have a bunch of .30 cal, 165 gr. Sierra Game King spitzer soft points (#2145 to be specific) and was looking at the Sierra load data for 300 BO.

The top end of the load data has them going up to 1,800 - 1,900 fps, with the suggested hunting load being at max charge producing 1,900 fps at something around 1,200ish ft-lbs of energy.

Doesn't that seem like it would be a decent deer load for out to 200 yards? Anybody have experience using that kind of bullet at those velocities?

Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:31:24 AM EDT
With a 100 yd zero, it's 10 inches low at 200.

Energy is down to ~900 ft pounds.

Seems better inside 150 yards, but that's just plugging numbers into a calculator.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:35:01 AM EDT
Product site says handgun hunters should try to get velocity to 2500 FPS.

https://www.sierrabullets.com/store/product.cfm/sn/2145/308-dia-165-gr-SBT


1900 might be really pushing it unless you test.

I think you need to go to a lighter bullet.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 11:42:01 AM EDT
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Does anyone here have any idea of how many deer have been taken in this country with the Lever Action 30-30 rifle shooting bullets of very similar, almost identical weigh/velocities/energies? the mid weight bullet in the 300BLK at 1800-1900 is basically duplicating 30-30 ballistics... I'm jus sayin'.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:05:39 PM EDT
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Does anyone here have any idea of how many deer have been taken in this country with the Lever Action 30-30 rifle shooting bullets of very similar, almost identical weigh/velocities/energies? the mid weight bullet in the 300BLK at 1800-1900 is basically duplicating 30-30 ballistics... I'm jus sayin'.
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Indeed, 30/30 is a decent short range woods gun. Like the load OP is contemplating, and based on ft/lbs and trajectory it may fit better inside 200 yds.

Just sayin.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:14:08 PM EDT
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I've got my loaded with 110gr Barnes TTSX Tac TX.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:15:34 PM EDT
BO stinks.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 12:15:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
I've got my loaded with 110gr Barnes TTSX.
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Thats a little light for deer...but then again your shooting them tiny ass Tennessee deer... ;-)
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:51:33 PM EDT
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Thats a little light for deer...but then again your shooting them tiny ass Tennessee deer... ;-)
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Originally Posted By Evilsmurfkilla:
I've got my loaded with 110gr Barnes TTSX.


Thats a little light for deer...but then again your shooting them tiny ass Tennessee deer... ;-)
62gr .223 TSX hasn't let me down yet.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 1:55:38 PM EDT
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you are going to have a bitch of a time getting the bullet to open properly.. its made for a faster impact speed that the Blk can provide..
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:01:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
you are going to have a bitch of a time getting the bullet to open properly.. its made for a faster impact speed that the Blk can provide..
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Even out of a bolt gun with a compressed load ??
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:10:34 PM EDT
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Even out of a bolt gun with a compressed load ??
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Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
you are going to have a bitch of a time getting the bullet to open properly.. its made for a faster impact speed that the Blk can provide..



Even out of a bolt gun with a compressed load ??


ya.. if you think about it.. that was built with the .308 in mind. 2600 ish MV so impact speed at 100 is in the 2400 ish area. where with the Blk it will hop out at 1900 ish. with a 100 at 1700 ish. at that speed the bullet will if lucky flatten to diameter, due to jacket nose thickness. to get it to really pop you need to go thinner on the jacket and flatter on the meplate.. 30-30 bullets work in that speed range due to the thinner jacket construction (pistol thicknesses), flat lead exposed nose. But the Blk really doesn't like the shape of 30-30 bullets too much.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 2:39:05 PM EDT
I think I'm going to have to work up a 150gr FMJ target load for my .300blk.

My existing loads are too expensive to plink with.
Link Posted: 11/26/2014 9:41:16 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Sturmgewehr-JD:
I think I'm going to have to work up a 150gr FMJ target load for my .300blk.

My existing loads are too expensive to plink with.
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Just picked up some Hornady 150gr on sale for this purpose. I don't have a suppressor yet though.
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