.30 nosler is to big they said

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I bought a .30 noslar and shooting 200 grain noslar partition.
I shot two does and 1 200lb buck. Both does where around 80 yds. The buck was 15 yds.
I didn’t see any more damage then I do with my .308 shooting 165 grain.
All the deer ran but leas then 10 yds.
So my question is why did it not blow a basket ball size hole like people told it would? I shot each deer behind the shoulder and lost zero meat. 1611712646769.jpeg
 

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I bought a .30 noslar and shooting 200 grain noslar partition.
I shot two does and 1 200lb buck. Both does where around 80 yds. The buck was 15 yds.
I didn’t see any more damage then I do with my .308 shooting 165 grain.
All the deer ran but leas then 10 yds.
So my question is why did it not blow a basket ball size hole like people told it would? I shot each deer behind the shoulder and lost zero meat. View attachment 257526

You would have done more damage with the same shot placement at 150 yards and beyond.
I would believe if you were to slow the bullet down you would have more damage


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That makes since. I bought the thing for moose and to have fun but the deer stayed close and i wanted to meat. The guns a littke gem to cary.


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With the hide removed, what did it look like? You can have a small exit wound on the outside but a big hole on the inside.

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I’ve shot some jack rabbit size button bucks with a 300 win mag and I don’t recall significant meat damage. I shoot bonded bullets in most of my guns. I think any stout bullet and good shot placement helps significantly with meat loss.
 

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I've hit a few deer with my 338WM shooting 225gr TSX's and have lost less meat in total than with my 25-06 using 117gr. Sierras.

As said above, bullet construction,impact velocity and location of impact are the three big determinants of damage.
 

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With the big bores, you either miss, kill, or nick them. There is no saying that you lost them but tracked them for over a mile. Big bores are the only way for me.
 
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Thanks for the insight. Im going to keep running it with the noslar partitions.
Deer season is almost over but may shoot a few more before the years out.


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Some folks have no clue about what they talk.

A 200gr NP would surely just blow thru a deer and into obscurity behind the deer.

I'd expect a sheer explosion with a ballistic tip tho. LOL!

That's a lot of gun and bullet for whitetails. You can do a decent job on em with 150 gr bullets. We did that with 3006 - 150 gr at 2900 fps and they rarely took a step.
 

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In all sincerity, a 77 TMK out of a .223 will leave a wound channel that would blow your mind in the game you killed at the distances you stated.

A different bullet would yield VASTLY different results.
 

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Exit from a frontal shot, 77tmk out of a 223. 200 yards. Your burning a lot of powder to make some little holes with that bullet.
 

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With the big bores, you either miss, kill, or nick them. There is no saying that you lost them but tracked them for over a mile. Big bores are the only way for me.
That is entirely false. I tracked a whitey buck hit 3 times with a 300 RUM (Core Lokts) until I lost blood 1.5 miles later (not my buck).
As stated, it's about bullet selection. Partitions make great pencil stab wounds. Headstamps and big numbers only mean anything to small minds.

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