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#196364 - 12/01/18 11:53 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: Bob Roach]
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When I was shooting single shots the 30/30 Ackley was a particular favorite & my bullet of choice was the 135 gr Sierra Single Shot Pistol Bullet. I took one bull elk with that same bullet from my 308 Encore, he never took a single step. Killed a muley buck an hour later with a 250 Improved.
Never had a 309 but it has a world wide reputation for being a dandy. Heck it has a world wide reputation just in WV!!

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#196366 - 12/02/18 06:28 AM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: sixshot]
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My all-time favorite is the .257 JDJ, but since you said "black bear", I also have to agree with the Hit Men that the .309JDJ is probably your best bet. Go with a 14" barrel on any of these for best ballistics.

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#196367 - 12/02/18 07:28 AM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: 500WE]
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IF BRASS IS NOT A PROBLEM GIVE THE 6.5 JDJ A TRY (OR MAYBE EVEN A BALLISTIC TWIN LIKE THE 6.5x30), BUT WHEN DOC ROGERS SPEAKS YOU NEED TO LISTEN, THE 309 JDJ IS IN ANOTHER LEAGUE.
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#196375 - 12/02/18 12:10 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: 45MAN]
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Match Grade Machine will chamber the 6.5 Grendel and brass is readily available.
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#196376 - 12/02/18 12:36 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: Zee]
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Both of my favorite two single shot rounds use the .30-30 case as parent so they are easy to come by. First is the aforementioned 6.5 x 30 and the second is the .30-30 AI. I generally run 129gr'er in the 6.5 and the 130 SSP's in the .30. Either will do the trick on medium game.
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#196384 - 12/02/18 03:36 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: Russell]
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JD's 6.5, 7mm. and 30 cal Cartridges
7x30 Waters
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6.5-30-30 Imp
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#196395 - 12/03/18 05:47 AM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: Ernie]
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I appreciate all of the advice. I need to add a caliber so I have all bases covered.

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#196397 - 12/03/18 02:23 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: JDK]
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 Originally Posted By: JDK
The 30-30AI and 309 run about the same speeds right? Not to derail, but is there an advantage to the 309? Just curious.


I had a 6.5mm wildcat on the 30/30 in my contender and would only get three firings from a case before there was case head seperation. If I was to do another contender I'd go with a round based on the 444 to have superior parent brass.

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#196402 - 12/03/18 06:49 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: bigbore442001]
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 Originally Posted By: bigbore442001
I appreciate all of the advice. I need to add a caliber so I have all bases covered.


JD once advertised the .375 JDJ was ample for anything from mice to elephants.

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#196410 - 12/03/18 07:58 PM Re: Best long range,medium game hunting cartridge for [Re: MS Hitman]
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I like the 375 JDJ but it seems Hornady discontinued the 220 grain flat point bullet.To me, it would be an ideal bullet for deer, black bear and even moose. Yes. I did kill a small moose in NH ages ago with the 220 grain factory load by TC.

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