I have a Rem 700 SPS Tactical in 308 I have been playing with. I put a brake on it and a Bobby Hart LRT stock topped with a Burris 6x-24x Black Diamond. I have been using the Berger168gr VLD target bullets and can keep them in a 3 inch circle at 500 Meters ( 560 yds.) .
If I want to use it for hunting deer, bear, mountain lion, coyotes, cause it is easier to carry than my 338 Ultra mag. for shorter ranges should I just use the bergers ( are they more than capeable for effective one shot kills, I don't want to hit a bear or Mtn lion here in AZ and have to look for it or loose it. ) or should I go with a 125 gr Nosler BT or Accubond or a 130 gr Barnes TTSX for more penetration? Which means I have to do more load development, that I don't really mind
I have done some searching and a lot of guys like the 125 to 130 gr bullets for hunting in their 308's. I have also read that a lot of guys hunt with the Bergers with good results.
What do my fellow LRH experts have to say.