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  • December 29, 2007 at 3:11 am #495718 Back to Top REPORT
    gutdeer
    GutDeer

    Joined: 12/29/2006
    Just got the TC Icon in the new .30 TC and the loads come in 150 grain or 165 grain bullets and was wondering what your thoughts were on which grain bullet.

    The have the ballistics on the hornady website

    Thanks Pat

    December 29, 2007 at 5:19 am #516847 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

    Joined: 12/28/2006
    Ive always opted for heavier bullets in the rifles I shoot. I figure that Ive shot more animals inside 50 yards than I have over 100 and I want a bullet that will hold up on a close shot. Plus looking at the ballistics theres not really a whole lot of difference between the two IMHO.
    December 29, 2007 at 5:51 am #516848 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    Had too many lightweight rounds blow up on me. I like the BC of a heavier round, and its expansion.
    December 29, 2007 at 1:43 pm #516849 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Ive found lighter bullets expand better and transfer more energy inside the animal causing a larger wound channel. Ive never loaded 165s just 150s and 180s ,they both exited everything I shot but the 150 seemed to put the deer down quicker while the 180 seem to zipp right through w/ less tissue damage.

    lighter bullets also have less recoil allowing me to shoot tighter groups and have better shot placement on game. for deer & black bears Id go w/ 150s for hogs and bigger stuff 165s.

    For loooooooooong shots mabye the 165 as well due to the higher BC and less drop(.387 vs .338)

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