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I was just wondering what brand and grain bullets you guys use for deer hunting. I use Remington and have been thinking about switching to the 140 core-lokt ultra. Has anyone used these yet? Normally I shoot the 150. Also, at what range do you sight your rifle in at? I always hear to shoot at 100 yards, but what kind of drop is there going to be at 200-250 yards?

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I shoot a Remington 700 in a .270. Currently using handloaded 150gr. Nosler partition bullets. Have also used 130gr. Hornady spire points, they are actually the most accurate of the two but I like the partition bullet for deer. I sight-in for dead on at 100 yds but where I hunt there isn't much chance of a shot beyond 150yds. That Core-lokt Ultra looks like a good round.

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What are these partition bullets? Also, what are bullet that say they are boat-tail?

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fail safes 150 gr sighted in for 100 yrds and drop at 250 is 3" but watch the wind, also had good luck wit pmc's 130's.

good luck

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Partition bullets are made by Nosler (others have a similar design) and have a solid base.
Federal loads these bullets in the premium line of ammo. A boat-tail is when the side of the bullet slopes back in towards the center, near the bullets base. This design helps with accuracy on longer shots.

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I alway use 130 winchester power points and sight in at 100 yards. It works well for me I got 4 deer in the last 2 years with that set up. 1 in 2001 and then 3 last year.

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i mainly use 150 factory loads but i do save all my brass. I buy whatever is on sale and it seems to do the job. Federal is what i mostly buy. Cant really help you in the longer ranges cuz most of my shots are 150 yards or less. I use this same rounds for moose in Ontario. Put them in the right spot it brings them down. Brian

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Gotem, if your zero is at 100yds you will drop 4.5 inches at 200yds and 13.5 inches at 300 yds. That is why it is suggested that you zero in at a longer range. If your zero is at 200 yds you will be 2 inches high at 100yds (no big deal) dead on at 200 and 7 inches low at 300. with that sighting situation your good to 300 yds easily, just put the cross hairs near the top 1/3 of the back for the long shot. Of course out where you live the wind will be a factor. I have tried about every brand and weight of bullet for my model 70 and it shoots the basic Remington 130 grain the most accurately, some brands and loads I had trouble holding even a 4" group with, every gun will have a different bullet it shoots best. 130gr is certainly enough to take a white tail and is what I have used for years. Incidentally, the above ballistics info came from a recent Outdoor News article. There are other ballistics books available but I think that the above info is pretty accurate. Good Luck

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I shoot remington 150 grain. Deer hunting it has done the job fine, and did the job antelope hunting as well. As far as sighting in, when going for deer I always site in at 100, but when I went out for antelope I sighted in at 200. If you want to sight in at 100 yds but be able to shoot out farther just have it shooting about an inch high at 100 yds.

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Hornady Light Magnums,130 gr. Sierra Boattails. I use them in 165 gr. in my 30-06 as well. Very flat shooting round. Works well for open field shooting.

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