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    if you need more power get a bigger gun.
    i like 150s in 30 cals 138s in 7mm 110- 130 in 270 and so on
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    Speed definitely kills but does it do it the way you want it done?

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    I guess my first pick would be to use the bullet that shoots best out of a gun. A sure shooting bullet gives me confidence to hit where I am aiming. That is more important to me. That being said I will not use a hollow point bullet on anything deer sized and bigger. (Deer are the biggest animal in our area). I want to make sure that my bullet penetrates bone if I hit forward of the ribs on a deer. Hate to see a light hollow point hit the shoulder and wound a deer. I recently noted that I liked the 120 gr bullet for my 260 rem for deer and moved up to that size of a bullet from a 100 gr pill that I used for coyotes. Then someone commented that many a deer have been killed by the 95 gr and lighter bullets in the 243 rifles. 243 might be the perfect rifle for deer across a wide area. It is also the smallest caliber allowed in Kansas to be used for deer. I have shot a large doe with my 270 using a 110 gr V Max. It worked but left lots of shrapnel in the meat. I guess all in all the shot placement is more important than the bullet weight.

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    Eighteen wheelers kill lots of deer too, but I never ate one of those.

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    s[eer 150gr mag tips in a 30cal going about 2700 usally drops the deer around here faster then the heavier or faster bullets. in 25 cal most 100gr seem to kill faster then the 115 or 120gr bullets

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