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Old 09-05-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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Shooting Remington Core-loc 130 grain bullets, my Ruger will group less than an inch at 100 yards. The problem is, they don't exit the deer. No exit holes make for very little blood trail. I hate to give up accuracy, but I REALLY don't want to give up a shot deer! Which bullet gives you the best performance once it meets the meat?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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diffrent guns by the same manufacturer are going to like diffrent bullets.

I shoot Hornady ammo mostly anymore, just because my guns seem to like it.

stick with 130 grain and try some diffrent soft point ammo.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:52 AM   #3
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I have switched to Federal Fusion in all of my guns. They are fairly inexpensive and shoot great. Big exit holes in all calibers. Good Luck!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #4
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You may want to try a heavier version of the same bullet,and the only reason I say that is because it may be hitting the animal so fast that it,s
coming apart.I sure dont think it,s the caliber or the gun,that caliber has been in the top 5 in sales since it came out.Good Luck ,Mike
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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I shoot 130 grain super X softpoint. The cheap stuff. Never shot a deer that needed to be tracked. I've killed some big hogs with that load too.

I shot an elk with my 270 using barnes X bullets all copper. They went right throught it and it never flinched. hit it four times in a spot about 6 inches. It took a few steps and fell over.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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took 10 Deer with 9 shots the last two seasons with Federal Vital Shok 130 grn Ballistic tips.

I walked up on a small buck in a little wind ,the first day of gun season and quickly raised the rifle and fired.
An "un described" Deer I didn't even focus on yet dropped like a rock down range and well to the right of the buck I was shooting at .

Damn you should have felt my heart sank as this unintentional deer was going around in circles on the ground and the Buck I shot took a beautiful leap into the heavy brush.
I felt sorry for the "other deer" as it was looking at me and hopelessly trying to get away. I even was thinking of taking the thing to a Vet for a few seconds before I snapped out of what the press would do with that!

"hunter shoots deer and then brings it to the vet "

I then finished the struggling deer off with my knife and tried to figure out how the hell I could be 12 feet off at 30 yards.

scope was tight so I go over and see what happened to deer 1
I did see some blood so I feel better but also confused.
I find him piled up not 20' inside the brush with a large exit wound after being shot just above the heart and to the rear.

still puzzled I go over and can not find any wound at all on deer #2
Nothing at all.
as I skin the deer i start to see hemorrhaging on the backbone where I find the complete copper Jacket of my ballistic tip.

I am still using this Ammo because I bought 5 boxes. other than the 2 for 1 shot I have been very pleased with it.
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I have a Ruger M77 MII in .270 that I shoot the Hornady 140 SST with(red tip). Opens up just fine and have never lost any game.
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This specific issue has been discussed in earlier threads.
I went to a 130 grain ballistic tip a few years back in my .270, and although the deer were killed, I wasn't getting exit wounds. I stepped up to 140 grains with a noseler tip, and bingo. problem solved.
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Barnes!
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I was shooting the federal shells with the Barnes triple shock for a while solid copper hollow point an had no complaints on performance just price 50$ a box then I tried the Winchester power max 130grain .270 it a bonded copper jacket hollow point bout 22$ a box an I love them but as already mentioned differed guns like diff bullets I have also had good performance with the federal fusions in 130gr sp .270 in a bar they are inexpensive as well an did the job I just like the hollow point myself exit wound or not they are devistating!
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