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Unread 10-16-2012, 10:01 PM
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308 factory loads

What is the best factory 308 load for hunting deer to 500 yrds and some target shooting?
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    Re: 308 factory loads

    what ever your gun will shoot accuritely out to 500 yards ;-} try many rounds from rem ,win ,fed ,and may try black hills and hsm to in many weights from 155 to 175ish.
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    P.S. not tring to be a smart a** there but youll have to find the load that your rifle likes best ;-}
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    haha its ok any advise is what i need that def makes sence
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    Re: 308 factory loads

    Tim...

    On that tack, I'd recommend Federal Gold Medal Match in 168 grain FMJBT's... and you wind up with nice reloadable brass.
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    Tim...

    On that tack, I'd recommend Federal Gold Medal Match in 168 grain FMJBT's... and you wind up with nice reloadable brass.
    I can not believe you just recommended a FMJ for hunting let alone a match bullet.

    Definitely don't use a fmj bullet because most states it is illegal and the do not expand.

    Ok first try win. super-x 150 soft points then the 180s
    Next rem. Core lokt 150 and 180
    Then the may hornadays

    If you see the pattern yet its try the cheapest first and go up.
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    Re: 308 factory loads

    I was just thinking about asking if I just change the bullet design/manufaturer, or if I am also changing weight but you pretty much summed that up! does anyone know if the hsm with the 168 bergers are good. i have heard alot about them being good for hunting but are they pretty accurate?
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