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Best Factory .308 loads

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Unread 08-05-2004, 02:02 PM
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Best Factory .308 loads

Well I went ahead and ordered my 700VS .308, I just hope I got one of the good ones. Before she arrives I would like to pick up some different factory BRANDS and BULLET WEIGHTS that she might like. I was wondering what you guys out there have had luck with, now I know all rifles like different rounds, but I am just trying to give my self a head start. For the time being I donít plan on reloading, so factory ammo will have to give me my best results. Thanks everyone.
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Unread 08-05-2004, 04:56 PM
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Re: Best Factory .308 loads

federal gold match 168 or 190gr. been good to me
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Unread 08-05-2004, 07:22 PM
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Re: Best Factory .308 loads

Like marlow243 said Fed GM match in 168 or 175 is good but I like Black Hills 175. Better brass and brass prep than Federal.
Chris Matthews
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Unread 08-05-2004, 10:11 PM
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I have used the Federal GM and the Norma Diamond line 168's.Both are great with the Norma edging out the Fed. by a hair. Good luck [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-06-2004, 09:32 PM
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Re: Best Factory .308 loads

Winchester supreme match 168gr BTHP work well in mine,..oh and they are the only factory ammo I have found to fit in my .336" neck. Nice small holes in colder temps,..but they open up slightly when it's hot outside. 1:11.25" twist, 21" hart tube.
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.
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Unread 08-11-2004, 05:06 PM
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Re: Best Factory .308 loads

If you are going to be using it for big game hunting try the Remington Premier Scirocco's in 165 grain. Give me 1.75 " groups out of my '89 .308 Remington 700 Mountain Rifle at 200 meters. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Unread 08-13-2004, 07:10 AM
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Re: Best Factory .308 loads


I've got 10 boxes of Hornady 168 gr AMAX custom/match ammo for sell. Anyone that wants to make me an offer, I'm open. I've gotten into reloading now, and don't really need it anymore.

Out of my Rock barrel I get consistent groups in the .3's

Mathew 5:16

Distance is not an issue, but the wind will make it interesting!
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