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Old 04-08-2014, 06:52 PM
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155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

I am shooting at 600 yard targets...which bullet would I be happier with? Thanks
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

If shooting targets only, try the Nosler Custom Competition 168gr or 175gr bullets. My gun shoots them both very well.

If hunting, the Berger 168 VLD bullets will be great for you, with around 44.0gr of Varget (you'll need to fine-tune for your gun ).
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

I shoot Sierra PALMA 155 for 600 yards and they are great, getting 2975fps out of a 26" barrel with my load, the load and rifle are more accurate than I am.
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

The ideal bullet and load for your rifle will depend on a lot of things starting with your barrel twist rate.

Figure out what twist rate you have and that will be your starting point.
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

I like the 155gr berger hunting vld for my gun. If you are strictly shooting 600 yds in a match type environment the 168 would be better suited. If you are shooting various ranges and just out having fun I prefer the 155s. The wind affects them more but there is less drop to deal with. I shoot at a friends 500 yard range and we have groundhog poppers setup at various ranges. I like to try and shoot them by just holding over (practice without a rangefinder. In case of a needed quick second shot) it's easier with the 155s @2950.
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

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If shooting targets only, try the Nosler Custom Competition 168gr or 175gr bullets. My gun shoots them both very well.

If hunting, the Berger 168 VLD bullets will be great for you, with around 44.0gr of Varget (you'll need to fine-tune for your gun ).
I use Nosler CC 155 and 168 for targets in 308. Price vs accuracy is hard to beat.

Tried them in my 300Wby. Just stop a 3/8" 5 shot group with this gun on shot 11-16.
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Re: 155 or 175 for 308 Winchester?

I have to agree with mudrunner on the 168's. That is what I use in my rifle. I use the Berger hybrid. With the highest BC in any o the middle weight bullets for a .308, it's a no brainier. Anyway, shooting to 600, the 168 is a great compromise in weight, velocity and wind deflection. The custom comps are good bullets.
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