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    Im shooting a 300 wsm and I am looking for opinions on bullets for this years hunt. I currently use Barnes Triple Shock 180g, but I am thinking about dropping to the tipped 150 grains, does anyone have experience on these bullets?

    A side note, I only want to pack 1 gun in, so I am not sure that the 150 will be enough for bear backup.

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    Smile why switch?

    If you are getting acceptable accuracy with the 180 grain X bullet then why switch bullets? A 180 grain .30 caliber X bullet at about 3,000 fps mv is a good sheep and interior griz load. Go hunting.

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    Only because of the BC. My thought is that less bullet drop will make for a better sheep bullet. I havent tried my 180gr out at 300+, but I think the would be dropping rather quickly. I am grouping just over an inch at 200 yards.

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    I don't know that I'd switch if I already had a good load. The BC is not bad for the 180 TSX. I like the 165 Swift Scirroco. Bullet holds together nicely, has a high BC, and is very accurate. Like I said though, if I had a good accurate load alread for the 180 TSX, I don't know that I'd be switching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .338 mag. View Post
    If you are getting acceptable accuracy with the 180 grain X bullet then why switch bullets? A 180 grain .30 caliber X bullet at about 3,000 fps mv is a good sheep and interior griz load. Go hunting.
    Good point....

    But, Nosler has come out with ETips at 150 and 180 grains with much better BC than the TSX's. You migh give them a try and see how the accuracy is. My choice would be the most accurate bullet, TSX or ETip, 150 or 180. They are all 30 cal and will retain near 100% of mass. The lighter ones will go faster and have a little more KE and the heavier ones will have a little more SD and momentum. IMO it would make a whole of of dif between the 150 and the 180, but I would go with the 180 if accuracy was the same.

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    I went around this mountain last year with my 325. 200gr AB's shoot excellent but I thought a lighter bullet, less drop, blah blah. Then I had one of those "duh" moments, I think it had to do with a post here. "If it works don't fix it".

    A lighter bullet will be effected by wind more than a heavier one. If you sling either round at a ram at about 3- 400 yards and hit him in the shoulder quartering to you, you'll want the 180 tsx, it will keep on going.

    Not to mention the big brown fuzzies. I say stick with the heavier bullet.

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    Good points, thanks for all of those who have replied.

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    Default Ballistic Coefficient

    30 Caliber

    Diameter Weight Description S.D. B.C. CAT#
    .308" 130 gr TSX BT .196 .340 30838
    .308" 150 gr TSX BT .226 .369 30841
    .308" 165 gr TSX BT .248 .380 30843
    .308" 168 gr TSX BT .253 .404 30844
    .308" 180 gr TSX BT .271 .453 30846
    .308" 200 gr TSX FB .301 .423 30848*

    *Recommended twist rate is 1:10 or faster for #30848

    To my knowledge, a 180 grain bullet will always have a higher B.C. than a 150. I do in fact believe, that the difference in drop between these two bullets at realistic shooting distances would be negligable with equally proportional loads.

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