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Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

 
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:09 PM
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Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

I've come across several IMR powders, 4064, and 4895. The 4895 is primarily set aside for long range steel shooting. I was hoping for a great BC with a hunting bullet using the 4064. Does any one have any loads worked up for something in the that bullet weight .
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

I'd have to check my notes, but I think I had loads in the 42.5grn range with 4064 using 168NBT AND 168 Berger hybrid.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:50 PM
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

168 NBT, is that 168 Nosler Ballistic Tip?
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

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168 NBT, is that 168 Nosler Ballistic Tip?
Yep. They have a 165 and a 168. The 168 has a BC of .490 where as the 165 is somewhere around .435 I believe. They work really well to about 900yds and then start to tumble. They are not very good for long range target work over 900yds. I did get a groundhog in the head at 632yds with the 168 though. I shot a 1.5" 3 shot ground at 718yds on steel with them, and a .116" 3 shot group at 100yds. They were quite accurate within its limitations.
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

Nosler also offers a 165gr Accubond. I got a box of them at home to load up in .308's for myself, but I don't use my .308 for hunting at the moment. So now they're there for buddies who hunt with .30 cal rifles. From what I've been told, they work great. Got a buddy that I loaded up a box of 20 165's for him to hunt with. Can't remember the exact load data, but I used Varget, Hornady Match .308 brass, and Fed primers. I'll have to look up the amount of grains I used...
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:25 AM
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

the berger 168 hunting vld works well for me both steel and hunting. berger suggests start of 38.5 gr. to 42.6 gr (max) with the 168 hunting vld.
I found that imr8208xbr shoots better in mine. 1/2 moa to 700 yds.
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Re: Preferred 308 hunting bullets in the 165-180 gr range?

For me it is 45-grs of Varget and 168 H Amax for shooting and 165 NAB for hunting.
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