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 Post subject: 165 NAB, 30-06, deer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:12 pm 

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57gr RL17, WW brass, CCI LR primer, 165 NAB, 2950 FPS, 45 yards, no bullet recovered, 100 yard track. First animal to EVER run after I have shot it with an NAB in ANY caliber. 4.5 year old doe, 86lb dressed.

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 Post subject: Re: 165 NAB, 30-06, deer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:19 pm 
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Nice doe! Did it leave a good blood trail?
I'm starting to like the 150gr AB for deer in the 30-06. It just seems to be made for the 30-06 just like the 165gr BT.
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 Post subject: Re: 165 NAB, 30-06, deer
PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:19 pm 

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It was raining when I shot her, so I started tracking quickly. Blood trail was SUBSTANTIAL, but also on fall foliage that was wet and turning red, so tracking was not the “quick gimme” that you may expect

I’m sure that 150 NABs would be more than adequate


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:57 pm 
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The last deer I shot was a grown 8pt buck at 100yds. There was plenty of blood at the impact site from the exit and the deer was dead 30yds away. I'm thinking the 150gr ABs will exit more often than 165gr BTs.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:41 pm 

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Congratulations. You still got the deer.

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 Post subject: Re: 165 NAB, 30-06, deer
PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:58 am 

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DrMike wrote:
Congratulations. You still got the deer.


Thank you. I’m thrilled with the performance. This is the reason that I’m in the camp of always wanting an exit wound. Bullets that fall to pieces without an exit wound leave less of a blood trail and could lead to not recovering an animal. Even a bullet that “always” gives DRT results may get a different reaction from an animal one day due to the animal or conditions, and I want as much blood on the ground at that point as possible.


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