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Re: 308 Win Long Range Hunting Loads

308 is fine for steel if you want to have 1/2 the hit probability of a big 338 or 6.5 or 6. I just dont like the LR word used in conjuction with 308. The 308 is NOT a 1k deer gun and never will be. Take this with a grain of salt tho. I live in an extremely windy area where most of my shots are 500+. Thats not 308 land.
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    308 is fine for steel if you want to have 1/2 the hit probability of a big 338 or 6.5 or 6. I just dont like the LR word used in conjuction with 308. The 308 is NOT a 1k deer gun and never will be. Take this with a grain of salt tho. I live in an extremely windy area where most of my shots are 500+. Thats not 308 land.
    Me and my hunting partner are going to be getting a Savage 338 Lapua or a defensive edge 338 (MY CHOICE HANDS DOWN) this spring, the 308 is going to be built for long range steel and for mudium to long range hunting, then the 338 will cover anything beyond the 308's range
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    Me and my hunting partner are going to be getting a Savage 338 Lapua or a defensive edge 338 (MY CHOICE HANDS DOWN) this spring, the 308 is going to be built for long range steel and for mudium to long range hunting, then the 338 will cover anything beyond the 308's range
    Good idea. I have a bunch of midrange guns we back up with a 338. Same idea. As soon as you get the 338 the 308 barrel will last forever. Guns you dont shoot the barrel lasts forever lol.
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    Good idea. I have a bunch of midrange guns we back up with a 338. Same idea. As soon as you get the 338 the 308 barrel will last forever. Guns you dont shoot the barrel lasts forever lol.
    hahah im hoping i shoot to compete with the 338 on steel at our range out to 1200... i dont think its going to happen lol
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    I shoot the Hybrid 168 also. I hunt with Savageshtr. I have a load in my 18" barrel using Power Pro 2000MR. It produces .5" at 100yds with an avg speed of 2571fps. I hit a doe running this year and the Berger worked good. I highly suggest this bullet for the .308 as you can push it hard enough to be effective to 850yds for deer. As far as steel and paper, just shoot it and test your skills as far as you think you can handle.

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    Re: 308 Win Long Range Hunting Loads

    Same here I have a .223, 308, 6.5x47, 300 wsm, and a 338 Lapua. I think I have everything covered from zero to as far as one dares to shoot. The 308 is nice for ease and cost per round versus the 338 and 300. I do like when I hit our steel at 1000 it just about knocks it off the stand with the 338. Liltank and I have had to repair the stand at least once from a shooting session. We also had to stop shooting and drive over and set it back up after it had fallen over from the 5/8"x12"x24" steel plate swinging after consecutive impacts in a row.. I don't really care what I shoot as long as I get to pull the trigger on something every now and then..

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    I shoot the Hybrid 168 also. I hunt with Savageshtr. I have a load in my 18" barrel using Power Pro 2000MR. It produces .5" at 100yds with an avg speed of 2571fps. I hit a doe running this year and the Berger worked good. I highly suggest this bullet for the .308 as you can push it hard enough to be effective to 850yds for deer. As far as steel and paper, just shoot it and test your skills as far as you think you can handle.

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    what is your seating depth? is your coal over 2.810 to run in a magazine?
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