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  • #16
    Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
    Well you picked the better of the two. If you reload for it you can do quite a bit. 158 grains - 300 grains.
    I'm new to reloading so will see what I can find in the way of factory ammo for the moment (I know it's a long shot these days, I'll take what I can get). Ultimately for hand loads I'm thinking 225 grain or thereabouts, hopefully work up a load for a 225 grain Barnes that will reach out to 400 and since I'm unlikely ever to shoot past 300 that would be all I'll ever need for, well, pretty much anything.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by luckyak View Post

      I'm new to reloading so will see what I can find in the way of factory ammo for the moment (I know it's a long shot these days, I'll take what I can get). Ultimately for hand loads I'm thinking 225 grain or thereabouts, hopefully work up a load for a 225 grain Barnes that will reach out to 400 and since I'm unlikely ever to shoot past 300 that would be all I'll ever need for, well, pretty much anything.
      I totally agree on the 225's, Sierra or the 220 Speer as an all round load. Unless I was worried about bears the 250's and 300 aren't needed on moose and black bears. I have never recovered a bullet but like in archery, a complete pass through is good news.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post

        I totally agree on the 225's, Sierra or the 220 Speer as an all round load. Unless I was worried about bears the 250's and 300 aren't needed on moose and black bears. I have never recovered a bullet but like in archery, a complete pass through is good news.
        I was able to get my hands on a couple of boxes of factory Nosler ammo, 250 grain partition. I would have preferred 225s but given what’s happening at the moment I’m a happy guy—will tide me over until I can get geared up for hand loads. And i may wind up on an island hunting deer where it might not be a bad thing to have a bigger bullet, in case.

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        • #19
          Update. Got to the range today, and I love this thing. Something in the ergonomics of a Ruger m77 just feel right, and it’s inherently trustworthy. Not the most accurate rifle I own but enough so that it’s good to go out to 350 yards, and with a 250 grain partition at 2550 FPS I’ve shot 308s that had more felt recoil. Lucky me.

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          • #20
            I'd experiment some with the loads. My 7600 loves 200 grain round nose. Good deer and caribou round but maybe light for moose. My Encore I have not experimented with so much but 225 grain Woodleighs were my moose load and the result were outstanding.

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