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View Poll Results: Choose 3 bullets you would reccomend for the above described purpose.
Hornady 165 SST 35 11.29%
Horn 165 Amax 34 10.97%
Horn 168 HPBT Match 14 4.52%
Nosler 165 Ballistic tip 62 20.00%
Nos 165 Ballistic Silver tip 18 5.81%
Nos 168 J4 HPBT 13 4.19%
Sierra 165 Game king HPBT 26 8.39%
Sie 165 Game king Spitzer BT 32 10.32%
Sie 168 Match king HPBT 68 21.94%
Speer 165 Spitzer BT 3 0.97%
Spe 165 Deep Shok 2 0.65%
Spe 168 HPBT Match 3 0.97%
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

cant vote my selection isn't there. I use 178 grain hornady hpbt match for target, hornady 178 grain a max for hunting. both are capable of 1000 yrds sub moa from my sr-25. my go to bullet is the remington premier 180 grain green ballistic tip bt (hornady 180 grain amax) it has slightly better bc (.56 g1)than the hpbt (.54 g1) match but also costs more. I can push all three to 2700 fps but prefer a more moderate loading at 2600 both loadings are highly accurate at 1/2 moa at 100 yrds from a semi-auto
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

You didn't put up regular hornady interlocks or bt interlocks. they are probably dollars to pesos the best in 308/30-06 out to 500 yards or so.
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

The poll only let me choose the sierra; I also picked the hornady sst and the nosler bt
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

First, I am of the opinion a controlled expansion bullet is the best choice for hunting except varmints.

Second, what distance are you shooting. Bullets are designed to work at specific velocity ranges. What works well at 100 yards or less is not necessarily what works best at 500 yards.

Third, for a whitetail sized animal the bullet choice should have a minimum of 200-400 foot pounds of energy.

In my opinion the Swift Shirocco, Nosler Accubond, Nosler Partition, and Barns tripple shocks have the most to offer.

For 0-300 yards I would prefer 130-150 grain bullets. For 300 yards and out I would prefer 165-180 grain bullets.

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

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cant vote my selection isn't there. I use 178 grain hornady hpbt match for target, hornady 178 grain a max for hunting. both are capable of 1000 yrds sub moa from my sr-25. my go to bullet is the remington premier 180 grain green ballistic tip bt (hornady 180 grain amax) it has slightly better bc (.56 g1)than the hpbt (.54 g1) match but also costs more. I can push all three to 2700 fps but prefer a more moderate loading at 2600 both loadings are highly accurate at 1/2 moa at 100 yrds from a semi-auto
What barrel length with those velocities & which powder? I did not know Rem. used A-Max, would have figured BT or SST
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

24" bull barrel

powder 43.3 grains reloader 15 gets me 2600 fps

comparing the 180 sst next to the remington premier 180 shows the sst to have a longer boat tail and shorter nose. same with the 178 amax and 180 premier(amax)

hornady also makes ballistic tips for remington in .22 mag. hornadys offering is much cheaper
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24" bull barrel

powder 43.3 grains reloader 15 gets me 2600 fps

comparing the 180 sst next to the remington premier 180 shows the sst to have a longer boat tail and shorter nose. same with the 178 amax and 180 premier(amax)

hornady also makes ballistic tips for remington in .22 mag. hornadys offering is much cheaper
I will try some of these "Premier's". I did not know they were Amax, thought they were thye Nos. BT.
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