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Old 10-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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Questions on my 308Win

I have a Remington 700 with 26" bull barrel in 308 Win not sure of the trigger however I really like it so it is not an issue to me . On top is a Vortex Viper PST 6-24

I have a load for it that shoots .367 at 200 yards really easy.
Load data is
168gr Sierra HPBT Match #2200
RamShot Big Game 48.5gr. weight checked twice on every load
Federal brass trimmed to 2.0050" -/+ .0005"
CCI BR2 primer
COL 2.220

My concern is the velocity's I got after 5 shot's here they are
2711, 2709, 2742, 2740, 2721= 2724fps average.
Though very accurate is this slow and would it work for elk and out to what distances
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:14 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

The speed is good. That bullet for elk can suck. Try a hunting bullet.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:17 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

What would be a good bullet for deer and elk both ?
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:18 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

How far do you want to shoot each?
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 10-22-2012, 12:57 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

Well I am not sure because I am not sure of the capabilities of the 308 it's self but if I could guess I would say 100-800yds respectfully if that is not out of its capabilities.
Berger has a 168 gr Match VLD Hunter with a BC of .473 vs the Sierra with a BC of .454 I was just wandering if it would shoot as good with the same load since it is the same weight.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:13 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

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What would be a good bullet for deer and elk both ?
Hornady Interbond, or Nosler Accubond in similar weights.

Elk are tough to penetrate.

The Sirocco would also be an excellent choice behind the two above.

That is if you want one load for everything.

If it were me, I'd step up to the 180's for Elk. Higher SD is going to give you better punch through tough body mass.

As for range with the 160-170 weight class bullets I'd say limit yourself to 450 on elk, 750 on deer.

Move up to 180's and you can safely I'd think go to 600 on Elk and 1,000 on Deer without much trouble as long as you can place the shots properly.
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

As already said above not a good bullet choice. The Sierra SBT may be a better choice for the 308 win at range.

Michael, has given me some great 308 advice since I joined here I would listen.
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