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308 Deer Hunting bullet

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Unread 10-27-2003, 10:18 PM
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308 Deer Hunting bullet

Looking for a good 308 hunting bullet for my 1-10 twist rifle.Wanted to use my 175 mk but some say they will not hold up.What do you think?
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    Unread 10-27-2003, 10:22 PM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    That 175 gr MK will kill that deer deader then dead.

    The Mk will hold up.

    Don't listen to those who never used a MK, they just don't know how good they (MKs) really are.

    Darryl Cassel
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    Unread 10-28-2003, 12:48 AM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    For the 10 twist, try the 190 SMK also. This bullet with your twist would do very well on very big deer. The 175 would do much better on smaller deer. Either would do wonders.
    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 10-28-2003, 08:34 AM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    i now have 2 good loads (at 100yds) that im gonna go shoot at 300 to actually determine which one is best.

    45g varget and 45g RL15- group size averages go to the RL 15, but temperature has affected it while the varget load was unaffected.

    70deg to 50deg dropped the RL15 load by 20-30fps whil the varget was still in the same window.

    varget was giving about 2670fps and the RL 15 was giving about 2740 out of my 22" tube with the 175SMK.

    i hope to determine which groups best by shooting them at 300 this week.

    should i be woried about the velocity drop out to 700yds?

    i hope to use this for deer, and hope this info helped you in some way.i have no fear of the MK performance until they fail for me.

    Check it Out!!--> Shoot the Smack The Smiley Match...and help
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    Unread 10-28-2003, 09:53 AM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    Terry, Please don't tell the 3 milk jugs I destoyed couple weeks ago that the bullet didn't hold up after being hit with 150gr. 7mm MK, left a very nice exit hole, about the size of a nickel or so. I'd say if the MKs didn't hold up, it wouldn't have made it through the second jug. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Jay
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    Unread 10-28-2003, 02:25 PM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    Last year I started loading 150gr Failsafes for my buddy's .308 win.

    Not only did they shoot good but they killed 3 whitetails and 1 bear with AUTHORITY. I watched 2 of the deer take the hit. In both cases they went down immediately. Looked more like they were hit by a lightening bolt.

    I was very impressed.

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    Unread 10-29-2003, 12:43 AM
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    Re: 308 Deer Hunting bullet

    Terry, any hunting bullet from 150gr to 175gr will work in a 308. Personally, I have had excellent success with the 155gr and 165/168gr bullets in my 308.

    For best accuracy, the SST/amax/mk/ballistic tip will be your best. The new interbond show a lot of promise (tested some recently in 165gr and it shot as well as the SST, under 1/3MOA).

    Good luck with you hunts.

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