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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    Quote Originally Posted by 338-378 KT View Post
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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    The 180g NP Whby manufactured ammo is basic but has done well on whitetails, boars, mule deer, and caribou with a noticeable exit but nothing wastefull.

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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman View Post
    The 180g NP Whby manufactured ammo is basic but has done well on whitetails, boars, mule deer, and caribou with a noticeable exit but nothing wastefull.
    Yes, a very noticeable exit is nice!! I know Perferator is really into "noticeable exits" from his .257 Weatherby
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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    I hunt in the north central interior of B.C. Canada. Lots of Mule's, Whiteys, Moose, Bear (both grizz and blackies) and other assorted critters. The wife and I are lucky enough that we can hunt right out our back door. Anyway not to hijack the thread, my hunting partner shot a mule deer at about 75 yards with his 340. The deer was probably around 300 pounds on the hoof. He was using a 250 grain spspz. (shot em right through the lights) The round blew lung tissue 25 feet onto the ground on the exit. Nice hole, lots of blood. You know that deer still managed to run over 100 yards into the bush off the trail. I never seen nothing like it. These deer up here live in hard country and are very tough critters to say the least.
    The hunten juices are a surging as Moose, deer, elk, season opens on the 10th. The wife has just got C.O.R.D.ed up has her hunter number so we will be buying her tags today. She had never fired a gun in her life until she shot my hunting partners 22 last year. Had her to the range and we put the 308 Norma mag in the gun vise and she was ringing the bell every time at 100. I was impressed. So I bought her a Remington 700 BDL custom in 30/06 with a Leupold 4.5X14-50 with AO when I bought my 300 Lazermark. Can't wait, as I have the best hunting partner in the world.

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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    I like NBTs and use them almost exclusively in my non-magnum guns under 30 caliber. FWIW, I found that they make a big mess at close range, at magnum velocities. They work great at velocites of < 3000 fps. Lou
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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    Since I'm so late, I'll just ask how your ballistic tips did? I know ballistic tips do alot of damage.

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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    I have found that when hunting in Mississippi in the swamp land, those fast expanding bullets will literally blow a deer off his feet and save the difficult task of blood trailing deer in water. At long range and lower velocity the easier expanding bullets still make an impressive wound canal and thus an easier retrieval. Losing deer in flooded timber is what actually led me to my 300 Wby Mag. I'll never shoot anything else.

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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    I used the 180 BT's in my 338-06 for whitetails, now its an Accubond. Very accurate and according to Nosler have a thicker jacket in .338 cal. Now this load out of the Weatherby is trucking along at around 2900 fps, nowhere close to what your doing in the 300 weatherby. Quartering away shot at 70 yds, hit just behind the last rib, traveled through the chest cavity and exited out the front, breaking the right front leg the internal damage was unreal. Deer dropped at the shot, kicked around, got up and ran 50 yds downhill. Still can't believe it to this day with the damage done he got up.

    I also use the BT/AB in my 280 and 7-08, probably the most accurate bullets I have ever used. The thing is at high velocity and bone being hit, you will have explosive results
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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    Quote Originally Posted by paradis1142 View Post
    What kind of damage should i be expecting with my .300 on whitetails?
    From my experience you can expect a very, very DRT whitetail!!!! LMFAO

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    Default Re: .300 weatherby damage on deer

    I shoot 180 gr core-lokt PSP out of my 300. A little hole going in, and a little bit bigger hole going out, at least on moose. Internal trama was a little more noticable. Quite a bit of blood shot around the entry and exit area. Lungs were pulverized and foamy. As far as a exit picture, click on my profile pic. It shows the exit. Didn't think of taking closer pics, but next time I will, just for this occasion.
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