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

 
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

168 SMK
43.0+/- grains of IMR 8208 XBR
5 shots about 1/2" at 100 yds.
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

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168 SMK
43.0+/- grains of IMR 8208 XBR
5 shots about 1/2" at 100 yds.
" plus one" on that formula and bullet."

I know this is a old thread, but good info on the 308 never gets old. I might add the 175 SMK as well. The BC is a little better for " long range" work.
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

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To be honest, you really do not list a bad bullet up there for performance on deer size game. I have shot most of these bullets and all have performed well in certain rifles.

Bullets like the Ballistic Tips, Sierra Kings and Hornady bullets generally shoot very well in most rifles and handguns. Of the three I like ht eon game performance of the Ballistic Tip the best because of its solid base and heavier tapered jacket.

The Speer Deep Shock has alot of potential but I fear that it will not be given a fair shake simply because it is a "Speer" bullet.

The only bullet I would say may be a bit sub par compared to the rest in accuracy would be the Speer 165 gr Spitzer as I have found some of these bullets, the HotCore design anyway, can at times have air pockets in the core which is a result of the bullet making process with this bullet.

This inconsistancy can be a problem at longer ranges.

Really, whichever your rifle likes is the best pick. As far as for use on deer, there is not a bullet in the bunch that would not get the job done at 308 velocities.

Good shooting,

Kirby Allen(50)


I agree Kirby, I got my first 308 back in 1964, and had one all these years. I shot every factory round out one, and reloaded a bunch. You have to remember , bullet making is a process, and nothing is perfect, That's why we call some of them fliers... I never had a problem with a Speer bullet.

One question I have is , how did you find the air pocket in the Speer bullet?
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

Typically I load 165 SGK's or 168 SMK's at 10 off the lands with 335 anywhere between 35 and 41 grains with GM215 primers.
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Re: Looking for a good all around bullet for .308 win.

I been using the Varget with 150 gr NOS BT.... I was surprised at my accuracy. I'm a hunter and that's what I reload for , if I was a target shooter, I would choose differently. The trouble is finding powder.
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