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Lightweight .30 caliber bullets #15432773 11/19/20
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Just curious, but other than Barnes are there any .30 caliber lightweight (110-130 grain) bullets that can be run at full speed in a 30/06 or 300 H&H that would give consistent passthroughs on whitetail and not ruin a lot of meat? I heard that of all things the Sierra 125gr. spitzer held together surprisingly well. I am thinking of something that would perform like the Nosler 7mm 120 BT. We have had extremely good service out of the latter in a .280.


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I load the 110 gr. VMax in both .30-06 and .308, but just for grins in PD land. Never used them on big game.

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Stay with the Barnes 130 TTSX

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Originally Posted by stevevan1
Stay with the Barnes 130 TTSX


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The 150g NPT is my fav lead core light for caliber bullet. I’ve witnessed five elk killed with them from 06’s and 300WM.


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Originally Posted by 3040Krag
Just curious, but other than Barnes are there any .30 caliber lightweight (110-130 grain) bullets that can be run at full speed in a 30/06 or 300 H&H that would give consistent passthroughs on whitetail and not ruin a lot of meat? I heard that of all things the Sierra 125gr. spitzer held together surprisingly well. I am thinking of something that would perform like the Nosler 7mm 120 BT. We have had extremely good service out of the latter in a .280.


If you like the 7mm 120 BT why not use the 30 cal. 125 BT or 125 Accubond? BC & SD are a little less than the 7mm, but close.


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I've used the Hornady 130gr sp, Sierra 125gr PH, Nosler 125gr BT as well as the Barnes 130gr TSX in the 30.06 and all four have killed deer with no problems. I would say that the Sierra and Nosler are pretty close to the same with the Nosler being maybe just a tad more stout but not by much. If shooting into the shoulder and bone i'd probably opt for the Barnes because i never recovered one of those no matter where i hit the deer. Believe it or not i harvested more deer with the plain ole Hornady 130gr SP than any of the others but i used it for years before ever trying the others. I honestly don't recall recovering many bullets with these light weights but the majority of my shots were 250yds and closer and behind the shoulder. They all work and work well as long as you do your part and put the bullet in vitals.


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Stay with the Barnes, don’t get no better!!!


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