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 Post subject: Winchester .308 Deer Season XP factory round
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:11 pm 

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Winchesters .308 win. 150 gr. factory round. Penetrated 3 water jugs at 100 yards. Pretty explosive but lacking in penetration. 91.5 gr. retained weight.ImageImage


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester .308 Deer Season XP factory round
PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:11 pm 

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That looks like a great deer bullet to me. That sorta frontal area is going to move a lot of flesh. That's almost exactly what I'd like to see out of a great deer bullet. I can't imagine it not clobbering deer.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:32 pm 

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I'll bet that thing is a serious killer on deer & pronghorn antelope!

I favor a fast expanding bullet on deer sized game.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:17 pm 
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95 Gr XP's shoot sub inch groups from my 243. Real satisfied with performance on paper. CL

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:50 pm 

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While it might give one pause on elk or grizzly, as has been stated, on deer or smaller game, that bullet will work. Should be good on caribou, as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:56 pm 
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That's a deer killer right there.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:45 pm 

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cloverleaf wrote:
95 Gr XP's shoot sub inch groups from my 243. Real satisfied with performance on paper. CL

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That'll smoke deer or antelope. Great shooting CL. Danged Savages :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:59 pm 
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Thanks. "Even a blind squirrel.....once in a while" D@gned Savage is right. That thing was supposed to be rebarreled to a 250 Sav. years ago. NEVER SHOOT THE DONOR :) !CL

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:27 pm 
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My daughter's 243 had the best accuracy with this factory load out of several tried. She has taken a few deer with it, and the results are exceptional. A friend was so impressed with it that he bought some for his wife's 243, and the performance in that one was just as good.

I also have used it in one of my 270s with excellent results on deer and antelope. I have a couple of cases of it in 270 so I don't run out.


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