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    Hey guys. I have recently started hunting. I bought a rifle, but I don't know what ammo should I buy. It the brand important, or just ammo is ammo ? I have recently found a very nice ammo store bulkmunitions.com, there are is a lot of different ammo at very low prices and with free shipping. However, I don't have enough experience in that area and I am wondering what brand of ammo should I use ? Does it matter at all ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisSutherland View Post
    Hey guys. I have recently started hunting. I bought a rifle, but I don't know what ammo should I buy. It the brand important, or just ammo is ammo ?
    I think it doesn't matter

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    Brand doesnt matter, whatever shoots the best in your rifle. Bullet type/weight, however, is a whole different can of worms. That depends on what your hunting. This is a very old thread. Did anyone ever get a definite answer on the BT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BorisSutherland View Post
    Hey guys. I have recently started hunting. I bought a rifle, but I don't know what ammo should I buy. It the brand important, or just ammo is ammo ?
    Brand is not as important as bullet selection being matched to what ever game your after.
    What caliber rifle did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smokewagon View Post
    Brand doesnt matter, whatever shoots the best in your rifle. Bullet type/weight, however, is a whole different can of worms. That depends on what your hunting. This is a very old thread. Did anyone ever get a definite answer on the BT?
    I haven’t. Keeps slipping my mind.
    Current regs still say this:

    Rifles: Centerfire rifles firing at least a 55-grain weight soft-nosed or hollow-point bullet.
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    I would argue (for what that's worth) that a poly tipped bullet is a soft-nosed bullet. I'm sure that as popular as some of the new poly tipped bullets are now days, we'd of heard of someone going to the hooskgow for shooting a deer with a Barnes TXS.
    America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.

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    I spoke with a GW a long time ago and he said he would not write someone a ticket for it. If I remember correctly, I emailed ODWC and don't recall getting a response.

    I would not hesitate to use a ballistic tip bullet, unless it's a match bullet. I've used ballistic tip match bullets on pigs and although the wounds were explosive, they were rather shallow and did not penetrate well. I'd make sure it is a "hunting" round if it's tipped.

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    I agree. And like was said we would have heard something about it now

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