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Does anyone know of a 150 grain hunting bullet that will work for deer size game at speeds out of a 762x39 round? Either loaded or bullet only.
 

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Does anyone know of a 150 grain hunting bullet that will work for deer size game at speeds out of a 762x39 round? Either loaded or bullet only.
For the 150 gr (good choice) in that short case it would be the flat base Remington Core-Lokt or the Hornady flat base Interlock.

Construction and terminal performance is excellent at your impact velocities with good expansion and minimal meat damage.
 
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the hornady flat base and flat nose will work. i have killed deer using the 150gr in 30-30, 308, and 30-06.
 

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My old USAF buddy lives near Manassas, Virginia where doe tags are virtually unlimited. He downs many deer each year with his CZ rifle chambered for 7.62X39 shooting Power Point ammo by Winchester. Plain but effective 123 grain bullets do the job.

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I have lost count of the number of fallow I shot back in the early 80s, at least 20 to 25 a year minimum with 125gr PP 308win Winchesters and in all I had absolutely no problems. They did the job.
 

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Does anyone know of a 150 grain hunting bullet that will work for deer size game at speeds out of a 762x39 round? Either loaded or bullet only.
I use to own a Ruger Model 77 in 7.62 X 39 m/m with a bore diameter of .3095". I used with great success and accuracy Winchester (old style Silvertip .30-30 150 gr.) bullets. Taken several Deer with this bullet, but your standard 123 grain .310" would work fine <100 yards. What brand of rifle are you using?:confused:
 

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The Hornady 150 grain SSTs seemed very frangible to me in a .308, causing huge entrance wounds and severely lacking penetration.

They worked like gangbusters in my Lone Eagle .308 14" pistol, though. Ran 'em between 2300 and 2400 fps, accurate and well-behaved on target.

My first choice would be one of the 125 grain bullets previously suggested.
 
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