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I agree. If you are going to use a 180 gr get the Speer FN bullet. Most any of the 200 gr RN are fine, as is the 200 gr FTX. I've killed deer with all of those including the 220 gr Speer FN.
 

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Tim, be aware the bullets you mentioned are pistol bullets, sized at .357", while the ones 35remington & Halwig are suggesting are sized at .358", & designed specifically for the .35 rifle cartridge, & the bore they'll be run thru. They'll work, but your accuracy & group tightness may not be optimal due to the .001" smaller diameter. Just my 2 cents, jd45
 

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I have. The 180 XTP HP is in the middle 158 on the right, 200 on the left. 180 is seated in the case.
 

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Wow those shoot great Swany.....

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+1 pistol bullets are fine for plinking, but you really should find regular bullets for hunting. If nobody has them locally, plenty of places online do. Good Luck
 

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Swany, I have to say that is a phenomenal group with that 180XTP @ 100yds! I can't help but be curious about your results with the Speer rifle bullet 180 load, all else being the same. Anyway, you have one great shootin rifle there! jd45
 

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"I'd go with speer 180's. ...penetrate more than the 200 round nose."

Now that I can't argue with... never had a 200 RN of any make fail to exit a whitetail and go to places still unknown! :D
 

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jd45 said:
Soon as the weather warms up, I'm gonna unleash my 336A & just see what my handloads with the Speer 180 & 42grs AA2460 will do @ 200yds. RR to follow. jd45
A+ on the warm weather. I too will be smoking up my own rolled at the range soon.

TO NY
 
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