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Old 06-20-2006, 11:23 AM
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accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

IM JUST GETTING INTO LONG RANGE SHOOTING AND IM LOOKING FOR INPUT ON CHEAP BULLETS TO RELOAD. I HAVE A REM 700 VS IN 308 WIN AND HAVE BEEN SHOOTING 165 GRAIN HORNANDY SST. I LIKE THE ACCURACY BUT I DONT LIKE THE PRICE(APROX 20$ PER 100). I TRIED REM CORELOKT 165 BUT THEY HAVENT HELD AS TIGHT OF GROUPS. I WOULD LIKE TO STAY IN THE 150-175 GRAIN RANGE. THIS BULLET WOULD BE USED FOR TARGETS AND YOTES OUT TO 1000. I WAS JSUT WONDERING WHAT BULLETS MANY OF YOU STARTED OUT SHOOTING ANY INPUT WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK JASON
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:18 PM
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

$20 per 100 bullets is not a bad price at all for decient shooting bullets any less than that your gonna get poor performance generaly ,it just cost more to make more accurate bullets.
You could buy in bulk and save a little , the 168gr Sieera Match King may be a little cheaper than the SST but I doubt by more than a dollar or so.
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Old 06-20-2006, 05:28 PM
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

Many shooters have reported excellent accuracy with Nosler "Factory Second" or "Blem" bullets. If you could find some blem Ballistic Tips they would certainly be worth a try.
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

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Old 06-20-2006, 09:47 PM
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

If you can find someone that sells them in a 250 pack near you for a decent price, try the Nosler Custom Competition 168gr J4's. Around here they run about $38 for a 250 pack.

I shoot them out of same gun as you and they do pretty good. When I run out I will try the Sierra 175 Matchking, even though they are a little more expensive, just to see if they shoot better.


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Old 06-21-2006, 07:42 PM
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

You could give the PRVI Partisan 168gr HPBT's a try. They run about $0.11 to $0.13 a piece (depends on quantity) and shot at least as good as the 165gr SST's for me. However, they didn't shoot as well as the 168, 175, and 190 gr SMK's. They have a profile that seems to be more similar to Bergers than SMK's and do require a long OAL to be seated close to the lands. They are sold through Graf and Sons.
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Old 06-21-2006, 09:46 PM
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Re: accurate inexpensive 308 bullets

The winchester bullets in the plastic pouch shoot sub sub min for me 180gr in 30 cal. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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