Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertip Rifle Ammo
Winchester Silver Tip Ammo Best
Last year I shot a Whitetail Deer with m y .270 using soft tip ammo and didn't find the deer until after the coyotes had eaten it. I called a friend of mine who also uses a .270 and he told me to buy some Winchester Silvertip ammo. I did and shot a deer this hunting season and he only ran 50 yards and dropped dead. When I saw the hole that the bullet made I realized that this is the best ammo around. I love the fact that I harvested this animal instead of feeding the coyotes..
January 6, 2013
i used this ammo last weekend in a savage model 10 .243 win in 95 grains. a nice doe steped out at about 60 yards and she fell in her tracks. the bullet went in and out. awesome ammo. recomend it for deer and hogs.
October 20, 2008
Good ammo - 7mm-08
Very accurate, have yet to take an animal with this ammo but I did find some of the bullets in the dirt backstop where I pratice and mushroomed very well.
May 27, 2013
Superb on deer and varmints
I have used the .308 Winchester 168 gr Ballistic Silvertip for over 5 years now. 42 whitetails and counting and I can say without a doubt they are the best performing bullet that I have ever used.
They have been very accurate in my Browning a-bolt and I have had only 5 of those 42 whitetails take a single step. That means 37 out of 42 dropped in their tracks. Of the five that did move, three were good hits that traveled an average of about 20 yards each. One was hit slightly rearward and traveled about 50 yards. The other one was this year and was my fault. I was surprised by a huge 9 pointer and when I finally got my rifle up, I touched off slightly aft resulting in a liver shot. He was knocked down but got up and ran a total of about 75 yards before piling up. He weighed just over 245lb. (actual not estimated) A liver shot that only goes 75 yards is testimony enough. All of these deer had pass throughs with this round.
This type of performance is superb. I have used rounds from ALL the major manufacturers and in most of the common calibers over 35 years of hunting and this is by far the best deer cartridge I have ever used. Other big bucks with different bullets have gone much farther over the years. (One double lung shot went just over a mile with a bullet that I won't ever use again.) Add to that groups of less than 1/2 inch from the new x-bolt that I got for Christmas and I will be stocking up on the 168gr for the future.
If you have poor accuracy and the weapon or scope is new, check your scope and mounts before dismissing the rounds. I had an issue at first with the x-bolt and swapped scopes the new one for a known good one that I already had. Groups went from 3.5 inches to the under 1/2 inch groups with the swapped scope. (Not the rifle nor the bullets but the scope caused the issue).
The 32 gr .204 is also a great shooter in my Remington SPS varmint. At 100 yards, they will consistently shoot under .3 inches for 5 shots.
All groups were from a bench and using a browning bull bag. The help in getting set up a proper bench and rest will provide is unbelievable. The bull bag or similar is well worth the investment.
I have also shot elk, mule deer, and buffalo. While good on mulies, these are not the ideal bullets for the heavier animals. The failsafe 180 gr 300 win mag was excellent on elk. I would look into the CXP3 bullet lineup for the larger game.
January 3, 2009