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Vince2

Beginner
Jan 21, 2022
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Got a lead on some Federal 180 Ballistic Tip rounds in 338 Win Mag.

How about this for northern whitetail? I’ve never used this round and wondering, given the .338’s reputation for toughness, how frangible this round is. Also, shoulder or behind the shoulder?

The one time I used a ballistic tip, .270, I tucked it in behind the shoulder. Thank you.

Vince
 

nhenry

Beginner
Feb 7, 2022
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In my honest opinion, there is no better pronghorn and deer bullet than a NBT.

Although I feel like the perfect pronghorn/deer round is a 25-06 with a 115 NBT, I don't think you can go wrong with any of them.

They're tougher than they're typically given credit for. I'd tuck it behind the shoulder to avoid any unwanted damaging of meat, but it'll still put the deer down fast.
 

Vince2

Beginner
Jan 21, 2022
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My two choices for rifles are .338 Win Mag and 45-70 Govt.

I’m liking the Tree Tuddy Ate more as it shoots a little flatter.

Vince
 

JD338

Range Officer
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Nov 4, 2004
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Vince,
338 180 gr BT will be just fine for WT deer but definitely stay off the shoulder.
FWIW, I shot a doe with my 45/70 300 gr BST at 160 yards through the shoulder and toasted it.

JD338
 

Vince2

Beginner
Jan 21, 2022
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I bid up to $350 for sixty rounds and got outbid.

I guess I’ll keep my eyes open for something to feed my Tree Tuddy Ate.
 
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