Originally Posted by roninflag
RWE- that is a big deer!! i am glad you inclueded the gross score. some pics would be better. i use varget and either 165 or 168 balistic tips . both in 30-06 and 308. for a reduced load i might try h4895 for powder. better chance for a pass through with a heavier bullet. little more kick is a trade off. thought about a muzzle break and some puffs for the ears??
I will try to get a picture up tonight if I can remember.
My .30-06 load has been a H335 under a 165 gr SP historically. More recently I like Nosler Accubonds. For a while, I could not beat what the Federal Premium facotry loaded Partitions could do...
My .308 is heavy, 26 inch varmint barreled gun with an adj. B&C stock. Took it out once... once. SMK's and Hornady Match pills are all that has been run through it. RL15 has been my powder for .308.
Yes, I am using the Hodgdon H4895 "Youth Loads" as a base, also looking at the H4895 "60% Reduction Rule" too, and going up from there.
Yes, thinking about a break. Also thinking about getting another rifle in 308 that will be "hers".
Yes, the plugs on a string are a part of the "uniform" when hunting and go in the ears as needed. Electronic muffs at the range so they can hear instruction.