PJ not sure where you were going with this but my 300 win mag will push a 200 federal box ammo 2980! and the 165s are right at 3300PJ said:I get 2500fps out of my 15" '06 with Hornady's 150gr Interlock Softpoint.The Interlocks shoot good too,but the 150gr NBTs shot better.I don't like Elmer Keith all that much just for that fact.He thinks the grand old '06 is underpowered well now.lets look at the '06 using a 22" barrel and a 300 Win Mag using a 24 1/2" barrel.The '06 with a 165gr bullet and 60.0grs of H205 has a muzzle velocity of 2852fps.The 300Win Mag using a 165gr and 63.0grs only get 2782fps.Hmmmmmmm :roll: Now lets look at a 200gr bullet out of the underpowered '06 same H205 powder.The '06 pushes the 200gr at 2637fps with 57.0grs of powder.The 300 WIn Mag pushes the 200gr at 2429fps with 57.0gr of powder.
I've tried the 150gr.NBTs in a .309JDJ on antelope. Even on these little speedsters I find it too destructive. On a broadside at around 130yds, I had an entrance wound of about an inch and an exit wound I could stick four fingers into. I've since switched to the 165grNBT for antelope and deer. For elk, I shoot the 180's out of my Encore. On one trip to RSA, I took kudu, gemsbok, red hartbeeste, and a blue wildebeest with the combination. For my third trip, I'm considering the .375Steyr in the Encore with my .411JDJ contender as a backup for cape buffalo or two and maybe a zebra. I, like Keith, like big bullets for big game. YMMV on what you decide. RKBA!PJ said:My '06 loves the 150gr NBT's what do you guys think of using this on bear and elk ? :roll: