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Old 10-31-2013, 08:15 PM
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Ammo Help Please!

I am planning on taking part in a precision rifle class. We will be shooting 175-200 rounds. Match ammo is recommended, but what is a good factory match load? I will be shooting my Remington 700 308 Win. Distance will be 100-700 meters. I know there will be a lot of opinions, I am just looking for recommendations. Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:17 PM
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Re: Ammo Help Please!

Federal match grade ammo
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:27 PM
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+1 Federal Match
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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HSM makes decent match grade .308 as well. I've shot a ton of it in my M1A's.

Sniper Central did a pretty decent evaluation of a long list of match grade .308 ammo several years back. Here's a link to it.

Match Ammo Comparison Test
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:44 PM
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Black Hills Ammo...the best I've shot
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:46 PM
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If you can find it, Hornady TAP LE (red box) 168gr BTHP's.

Best factory .308 Win ammo I've ever shot. They used to stack in one ragged one out of my old custom built Model 7 with a 20" heavy barrel, HS Varminter 2000 stock, and a ultra-light Jewell trigger.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:02 AM
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All good suggestions. If you have the time, buy a box of each and see which your gun shoots best. 168 grain is probably fine for 700m. You would do much better w 175gr at 1000 yards though.
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