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Old April 9th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #1
 
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What are your favorite non lead bullets,brand,caliber, and weight ? Looking for information as of '19 I will have to use them for game.



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I will also need them for my 7mm-08. I'm looking at the Hornady GMX, Nosler E-Tip, and Barnes Tipped Triple-Shock X in 140 gr 7mm. This summer might be the time for me to try out some lead-free loads.
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I am with fire scout, the barnes TSX or Tac X are lead free, and highly accurate in every caliber I have used them in. Nosler E tip is also lead free, highly accurate bullets. Both have good results on game.
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I will use the Federal trophy copper. They are expensive though. I have some rifles that like the barnes tsx, others that don't. Mediocre accuracy from Hornady gmx and eTip. All are sufficient for hunting, but not my go to round unless I have to use them (i.e. 2019 or condor range). I shoot .300 winmag, .30-06, and .308 for deer, bear, and hogs. In general, I find their expansion is not great unless they run into big bones.
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I will use the Federal trophy copper. They are expensive though. I have some rifles that like the barnes tsx, others that don't. Mediocre accuracy from Hornady gmx and eTip. All are sufficient for hunting, but not my go to round unless I have to use them (i.e. 2019 or condor range). I shoot .300 winmag, .30-06, and .308 for deer, bear, and hogs. In general, I find their expansion is not great unless they run into big bones.
I'm not finding the Federal Trophy copper bullets from any reloading supplier. I do see it as loaded factory ammunition.
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Barnes bullets, I have used the triple shock as well as the tipped version for deer and elk, great bullets. I also like the varmint grenades in 223 for prairie dogs. All perform well and are very accurate.
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Forgot to add that the deer and elk were taken using .308 and 7mm. I like 140 grain in the 7mm and use a 150 in the .308.
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Has anyone heard of or tried Cutting Edge bullets from Pennsylvania?
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Has anyone heard of or tried Cutting Edge bullets from Pennsylvania?
Heard of them, have not tried them because they are very pricey. Since I do not hunt, they are not cost effective to my bank account for punching paper.
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