Winchester Supreme Ballistic Silvertip Rifle Ammo
300wsm....good for Elk, not Deer
I have used the 300wsm Ballistic Silver Tips on Mule Deer, Elk and Black Bear. The bullet works great on all animals with regard to stopping/knock down power. However, the 4 deer I have shot have suffered tremendous shock and loss of meat. On all 4 deer the bullet "exploded" causing the loss of almost a complete shoulder. Ranges on the deer were from 200 to 380yds. On the elk I recovered the bullet with approximately 80% weight retention and very little loss of meat. The bear was shot at 30yds, this caused an exit hole the size of a softball. But in all cases the animals dropped within 20 feet.
July 19, 2007
Ballistic Silvertip AMMO (.270 & .30-06)
I have found this ammunition to be very consistent during sight in, but especially in the field. I shot a pair of does last year with the 168 gr .30-06 loads at 225 yards and they both fell where they stood. I was able to recover one of the bullets and was surprised to see uniform mushrooming coupled with excellent weight retention, creating a substantial wound channel.
I have yet to harvest any game with the .270 loads, but I can say that at the range, these rounds (fired from my Browning A-Bolt) are extremely accurate. Can't wait to see what the .270 load can do in the field!
July 24, 2006
Great Performance, deadly, and reliable.
The 30-06 Springfield 180 Grain ballistic Silvertip is what I have used in my first year of hunting. This shell is the only shell at the time that I had a reasonable deal on. Very low recoil, not dirty in your barrel, never had a missfire. This load is basically the same as the Hornady SST and Federals Nosler Ballistic Tip. This load will make whatever you are shooting at go down on the spot and if you need another shell in your chamber it will be there. At 140 Yards I dropped a whole box of shells on the target to make sure that they hit great and they were all in the 3 inch circle. That is all I need to make that deer go down at that range.
February 7, 2008
This round shoots straight ,but in a 7mm WSM it maybe a little to fast for its own good. I shot a muley from 130 yds in the neck and the bullet exploded on impact. He had a hole in the hide the size of a baseball. When I walked up to claim my trophy you can only imagine my suprise when it started to walk away. Closer inspection found the bullet had not penetrated the meat but rather had only bruised the muscle.
November 7, 2008