Popular Deer Cartridge Ballistics

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by Meller, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Looking at the Cartridges we could live without article, I got to thinking about ballistics. So I started looking some up, and then started putting them in a spreadsheet. Then organized it…I got too much time on my hands.

    Either way here it is. 19 of the most popular deer cartridges with ballistics and recoil broke down. I used Remington’s online ballistic calculator and used Remington express as the test ammo (because that was a choice for every shell). And I also used the most common / best performing bullet weight for each cartridge.

    This list is by no means all inclusive. You could spend days doing this with every different load, bullet type, bullet weight. Etc...

    I know I left some cartridges out, ultra mags, Weatherbys, etc. But I figure 90% of the deer killed next weekend will be with one of these rounds.


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  2. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    were all the numbers calculated with a ball. calculator, because its showing 300 winmag shooting a 150 gr. bullet going faster than a 7 mag using a 140 gr. bullet and the 7 mag having more energy?
     

  3. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1880010&tid=130936&author=macon county boy]were all the numbers calculated with a ball. calculator, because its showing 300 winmag shooting a 150 gr. bullet going faster than a 7 mag using a 140 gr. bullet and the 7 mag having more energy?[/rquote]

    I am showing 300 faster & more energy
     
  4. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    no on energy its showing 1092 for win mag and like 1200 something for 7 mag
     
  5. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1880020&tid=130936&author=macon county boy]no on energy its showing 1092 for win mag and like 1200 something for 7 mag[/rquote]

    At 500 yards the 7mm overtakes the 300 on speed...accounting for its higher energy


    I got it all from remington http://www.remington.com/ballistics/default.aspx

    If you go up to a 180 grain 300 it retains its enegry downrange better, but is slower and has less energy at the muzzle
     
  6. Curtis

    Curtis Active Member

    Who shoots 130gr 270's, 140gr 7mags, and 150gr 30-30's :whistle::stirpot:
     
  7. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    ok i gotcha thats how it is on remmys website
     
  8. mohunter32

    mohunter32 Senior Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2005
    Franklin Co, MO
    That's well put together. I going to print it off to use as a quick reference.
     
  9. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    we shoot 140 gr. sierras out of 7mag my boy put one down at 190 yds with it
     
  10. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1880064&tid=130936&author=curtism1234]Who shoots 130gr 270's, 140gr 7mags, and 150gr 30-30's :whistle::stirpot:[/rquote]

    .270 was made for 130, I wouldnt shoot anything other. the 140 7mm has by far the best ballistics of any weight....I might give you the 30-30 though 170 carries more energy.
     
  11. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    nice charts and nice job but theres alot better performing bullets out there 1500 ft. lbs of energy can be attained from a 300 win mag@500 yds with the right bullets( btsps)
     
  12. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1880076&tid=130936&author=macon county boy]nice charts and nice job but theres alot better performing bullets out there 1500 ft. lbs of energy can be attained from a 300 win mag@500 yds with the right bullets( btsps)[/rquote]

    That is no doubt. I just used the el cheapo remington express because for rounds like the 257 roberts and 6mm remington that was the only bullet choices. Consistancty
     
  13. skull stacker

    skull stacker Active Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    SEMO
    This just proves how the 7mm-08 is the most under rated round. It out performs the 30/06. Better perfromance in a short action that doesn't kick.
     
  14. Curtis

    Curtis Active Member

    [rquote=1880095&tid=130936&author=skull stacker]This just proves how the 7mm-08 is the most under rated round. It out performs the 30/06. [/rquote]


    :eek::eek::eek:

    TAKE IT BACK! :stickfight:

    :D
     
  15. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    [rquote=1880095&tid=130936&author=skull stacker]This just proves how the 7mm-08 is the most under rated round. It out performs the 30/06. Better perfromance in a short action that doesn't kick.[/rquote]

    So does the .280 I think my fav 30-06 based load
     
  16. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    id like to see the 25-06 with a 100 gr. bullet on the charts to see how it stacks up, that 280 is impressive id like to have a 280 ackley
     
  17. mrmurph

    mrmurph Active Member

    Aug 15, 2005
    NW Missouri
    I love 140 grain bullets out of a 7 Mag.
     
  18. callaojoe

    callaojoe Máistir an pointe hocht.

    Jan 21, 2004
    N/C Missouri
    Sure makes it look like that .280 Remington is one heck of a cartridge.....:thinking:

    Especially for the 30-06 family....

    I am suspicious of those numbers for the 30-06 though.... Something just don't seem right.....:shrug:
     
  19. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    280 is a great round and the best caliber to turn into an ackley,it has 7mag ballistics!!!!