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A good .257 cal bullet for deer?
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:43 AM
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Oh Well... A good .257 cal bullet for deer?

Today a mate dropped in to pick up a VW engine I've been "storing" for him and he told me that in the new year there are a heap of deer to cull from a particular property. Apparently the owner only wants one species on the land and there are 2 so one lot are to bite the dust. Best thing is there's only 3 of us that are doing it and there's a proper meat dressing shed and everything.
But, as usual, the catch is using the correct bullet and as the only rifle I have that's suitable is my Enfield .25/303 I'm limited to that cal. All the bullets I have loaded for my .25/303 are either varmint bullets or are hollow points, hardly an appropriate projectile for knocking down decent sized deer. I can't use bullet weights above 100gn effectively because the barrel twist won't stabilise them and to be honest, the .25/303 really shines with an 87gn projectile. Unfortunately most of those in .257 cal are varmint bullets.
The Enfield can push a 87gn to about 2900fps and can push a 100 to around 2850fps. Any tips, guys?
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