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View Poll Results: Choose 3 bullets you would reccomend for the above described purpose.
Hornady 165 SST 35 11.25%
Horn 165 Amax 34 10.93%
Horn 168 HPBT Match 14 4.50%
Nosler 165 Ballistic tip 62 19.94%
Nos 165 Ballistic Silver tip 18 5.79%
Nos 168 J4 HPBT 13 4.18%
Sierra 165 Game king HPBT 27 8.68%
Sie 165 Game king Spitzer BT 32 10.29%
Sie 168 Match king HPBT 68 21.86%
Speer 165 Spitzer BT 3 0.96%
Spe 165 Deep Shok 2 0.64%
Spe 168 HPBT Match 3 0.96%
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Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

 
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:27 PM
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

Rustystud, Not sure if your referring to my post or not but if you think about it, all bullets have there negativities especially when you consider the ramifications of "LEAD" in you meat and it's impact it has on all living things on this planet, I tend to lean toward the solid copper. The Barnes X line absolutly offers controlled expansion along with accuracy in the right application.
IMO, one must understand COPPER FOULING in order to control it!
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

I don't wish to start an argument. I shoot my deer in the heart/lungs or head/neck. Lead has not knowingly been part of my diet. I only eat tenderloins and hams. If my memory serves me correct copper is considered a heavy metal that is when it oxidizes and copper sulfate is very toxic. The quantaties one would get over a lifetime of hunting is minimual. You would get more lead from fumes than eating deer meat.

The jist is that I like bonded core bullets with stab swaged copper jackets, partitions and A frames. The solid coppers prior to the tripp shocks were not ductile enough and had preasure issues. I will commend Randy Brooks for his inovation with solid copper bullets.

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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

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Rustystud, Not sure if your referring to my post or not but if you think about it, all bullets have there negativities especially when you consider the ramifications of "LEAD" in you meat...

CDC Lead Study In: NSSF [Nat'l Shooting Sports Fed.] Says Venison Is Safe

The newest CDC study clears deer meat from deer killed with lead bullets. I doubt you'll see this in the news though. They are still reporting that it's bad for you.





Paul

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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

here i thought the 175 SMK was the only bullet for the 308.......guess ill have to go with the 168 SMK then
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

The best hunting bullets in 308 Winchester are the Swift Scirocco, Nosler accubond, Nosler Partition, Barnes x bullet.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:41 AM
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

As a target bullet the 175gr SMK is a good standard, have shoot in two 308's with one hole
results. Varget @ 45gr. Win brass prepped, 210M........
Have shot Mule Deer with the 175gr bullet with one shot results, 350-550 yards, don't feel
that would hunt any bigger game with this bullet...
For bear and elk would go with a bonded bullet or Noslers line of bullets......
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:06 AM
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

When hunting if the hunter has a good broad side shot almost any bullet will provide a killing shot. However we don't always have a perfect broadside shot and if we do we don't always hit exactly where we hold. I have seen thousands of whitetails shot. Including deer with their heart completely exploded that ran 100 yards before expiring. I have always prefered a lung shot over anything else. I have quit eating deer shoulders and wathced keenly at deer shot inthe shoulder. If the shoulder is shot where both shoulders and the spine are effected the deer drop like that were hit by a Kenworth. But if the shot is no spot on the deer is off to the races he will die but in what county. Having personally varvested deer with rifles from 22 rimfire to a 458 Lott I have come to the conclusion controlled expansion bullets give the best overall results. I like a entrance and exit would. The deer dies from physiological, hydrologic, and hemoragenic shock. A deer that can not breath and can not run is a deer that is harvested. Hunting deer in the southeast is much different than hunting in the west. Shots may be much closer but the thick vegetation can provide a hiding place within feet of where the bullet contacts the game. Quick dispatchment is a must both for insured recovery and the ethicalness of the hunt.
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