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Unread 08-10-2014, 01:43 AM
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.308 best bullet weight

In a 1-12 twist rate .308 barrel, wich is the best bullet weight for long range shooting?
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    Unread 08-10-2014, 03:52 AM
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    Re: .308 best bullet weight

    In a Berger, about the heaviest I can see working would be a 185 or 190 VLD.

    My .30-06 AI has a 26" 1:12 barrel on it, and I use the 185 VLD's.

    If you had an 11 or 11.25 twist, you could go with the 210 VLD's, like I shoot in my .308 Win.
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    In a 1-12 twist rate .308 barrel, wich is the best bullet weight for long range shooting?
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    I don't know about best for your particular rifle but most of my friends that have similar rifle twist to yours shoot the 168 A-Max and 168 Berger VLD.

    Good luck!
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    Re: .308 best bullet weight

    175 Bergers shoot well for me.
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    175 Bergers shoot well for me.
    +1 for 175 gr. military snipers typically use 173gr in .308 as they conclude this is the most accurate combo for the job. 175's will keep your round above supersonic better the the 165's.
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    Re: .308 best bullet weight

    178 gr. Hornady hpbt or 178gr. Amax
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    Re: .308 best bullet weight

    My $.02 it depends. Iíve had great success with weights from 155 up to 185 all capable of MOA out to 1000 yards. Choosing a bullet in this weight range with an SG (stability factor) of 1.4 or greater and a low Form Factor would be a good place to start.
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