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Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

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Unread 12-08-2005, 09:18 PM
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Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

I just bought a Remington 700 VSF in .308. I don't have the components or time to load for .308 before the season starts, so I need to know what factory loads would shoot and work well without wasting a lot of money experimenting. I definitely plan to load for .308, just not right now.

Bottom Line: What do you suggest for the most accurate hunting loads that I can buy right off the shelf to kill a deer? I'm not planning to take any shots over 300 yds. I am leaning towards the Hornady 168 gr. A-Max rounds. Anybody have any experience with these or other factory loads out of a Rem 700? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

    168 AMAX loads, the Hornady TAP 155 AMAX, 155,168,175 Federal Gold medal match if shots are not too long or even try the factory remington corelokts.
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    Re: Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

    You already said it. The TAP ammo cant be beat for deer. I would go with the 168gr, but the 155gr would work fine.
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    Re: Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

    Don't overlook the 168 gr BST from Winchester. The shoot lights out in my uncle's 20" 308.
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    Re: Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

    I know this doesnt help right now,but in the next coming months Winhester will have a dynamite round in this caliber,the new Winchester XP3 supreme Elite brand.A 150 grain bullet with a Ballistic coefficiency of .437.When does your hunting season end there?just curious.
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    Welcome to LRH, the best site of it's type available in my
    opinion. For next year you could also look at the new Federal MRX loads. Can't really add to existing loads given.
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    Re: Best .308 Factory Loads To Kill Deer From

    Thanks for all the great posts. I live in Iowa and we are having the first high power season in recent history. It's only in select counties in southern Iowa from Jan. 23-29, '06. I've never killed a deer with a highpower, always used my bow or muzzleloader. Looking forward to seeing what I've been missing. I imagine the shot will be less than 200 yds since we don't have a lot of open flat land in the area that will be open to highpowers. Thanks again for all the comments. I'll keep them in mind when I choose a bullet.
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