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Unread 10-22-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Questions on my 308Win

SouthPaw- i say the same : an accubond or a interbond. are you shooting bull elk or cows? where are you?
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    Unread 10-22-2012, 10:46 AM
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    Re: Questions on my 308Win

    If you want to turn your 308 into a LR elk hammer you need a bigger bullet.

    Try the 200 Sierra game king. It has a good BC and a very low expansion velocity requirement. With double based powders you can get them up pretty fast for a 308 especially with a 26" barrel. I have ran them as high as 2720 with RL17 but use N550 for 2650 FPS.

    With 1500 FPS for expansion, a good BC, good velocities, weight and sectional density and the high altitude where elk live you have ranges for elk previously overlooked for when elk and 308 are used in the same sentence.

    Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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    Unread 10-22-2012, 12:07 PM
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    Re: Questions on my 308Win

    Originally Posted by SouthPawShooter View Post
    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
    Had the same question, grayfox gave me some good info, he suggested the nosler ballistic tip in 165gr., has close to the same BC as the Sierra 167 HPBT, I have a deer hunt coming up so I started shooting them , they shoot with in a minute of the Sierras. It was drilled in to us the the Sierras are not hallow points, that the little hallow point is for ballistics, the whole Geneva convention thing, I still wouldn't recommend the Sierra match king for hunting!
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    Unread 10-25-2012, 02:16 AM
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    Re: Questions on my 308Win

    Ok sounds good guy's thanks I will get some 180's and start from there and see how she like them and go from there.
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