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.308 for prairie dogs and elk

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:23 AM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

Thank you for the replies guys.

CatShooter, I will have HSM load me some 110gr Vmax with your recipe. To what caliber/heads can you compare the "explosiveness" of the 110 gr Vmax's? Is it like a .223? or a .17 HMR??

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"Is it like a .223? or a .17 HMR??"

Much more "mess"!!

Here, kitty kitty kitty.

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Old 06-14-2007, 12:29 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

who makes 180 or 165 gr Barnes X triple shock bullets? I went into outdoor superstore and saw winchesters and 150 gr Federal. Which brand do you recommend?

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Barnes makes the bullets, I have never tried them but if I were going after Elk it would be one of my picks. Maybe HSM could load some for you.
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Old 06-14-2007, 06:05 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

Try the Federal loads with Accubonds. I have taken elk at 40 yards to 560 yards. The bullet works and works well. As long as it produces acceptable accuracy, the Accubond can't be beat. mtmuley
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Old 06-15-2007, 03:57 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

I have a 308win that I have used for many things also. For elk go with 165 to 180 grain bulet weights. I have personally seen many elk fall to 180 remington corelokts and winchester power points but you might as well go with an accubond or interbond if your reloading. Most of the elk I have seen killed with a 308 win have been under 300 yrds. As for p dogs, I use 125 tnt hollowpoints by speer but the 110 v max should be better if you want to see chunks. Its all about a light bullet going fast for that purpose.
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:40 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

Thanks guys, please let me know if any of you guys get to shoot real life PD's with 110 Vmax's. I'm really curios how it performs. pics would be great hehehehe
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:52 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

I haven't done it for a while, but the 110 Vmax is a great bullet for short ranges. I couldn't get it to group better than 1 moa so long range was difficult to hit with. Blew pd's into little bitty pieces. I was using a 308 Win.
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Old 06-22-2007, 12:49 PM
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Re: .308 for prairie dogs and elk

Hi there,i use 165gn Hornady SSTs with great success.I have purchased some 110gn V-Max tips but was told by a friend that they "May not stabilize".Have not had chance to test yet,this may be relavent as to why other shooters have said they do not group very tightly?.Sorry for answering a question with another possible question.
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