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Old 10-24-2013, 01:57 PM   #1
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What bullet weights work best in your 308?

I haven't fired the LPT yet, but I've been ordering some ammo in different weights to see what works best.

what are you guys using?

BTW, Cabela's has $5 shipping on orders over $99, including ammo.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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Hornady 150 grain SST shoot 1" groups in my Montana 308. 150 grain SST Handloads get closer to 1/2" at 100 yards.
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Mine likes Winchester ballistic silvertips 150 grain for hunting. Haven't tried any match stuff yet.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:50 PM   #5
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Just got me some Nosler custom 165gr Partition 2800 FPS at Midway USA to try next.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #6
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The silvertips 150 grain were Academy score and the Razor backs 150gr was the only 308 box at my Wall Mart last weekend so I bought it.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:57 PM   #7
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Smile Barnes TTSX in 308 win

Shot my new mountain ascent yesterday. Used a load emailed me by a friend. 165 grain TTSX, 44.6 grains Varget powder, large rifle primer, overall length 2.810. Follow the Barnes manual for working up a safe load in your rifle, of course.

Grouped very well for a new barrel - 3 shots from cold barrel into 1 1/4". Last 2 were touching !

I really like the Barnes triple shocks. Weight retention and penetration are punching above their weight class, in my experience.

Taking on a pig hunt next month, then for Plains Game next summer in Africa. A real delight to carry, to say the least.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:28 AM   #8
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Despite my two 308s both having 1/10 barrels, one prefers 168s and the other 175s.

When I had my work's rifle rebarreled (when I still did that kind of work) I had it done with a 1/12 due to us using three types of ammo and the heaviest being 168.
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:57 PM   #9
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Remington Core Lokt 150 grain PSP for general purpose, coyote and deer. At 100 yards off a shooting bench, many times it has grouped the first two shots under 1" (sometimes touching) with the third high and right greater than 1.5"

Remington Premier 180 grain bondeds for elk. 1.5" to 2"
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:06 PM   #10
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168 gr. HP Boattail. If you don't reload, try the Federal Premium 165 gr. Boattail if you can find it. Federal Premium Ammunition - Rifle



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