Re: Need Bullet Advice (.308)
1st your going to need to accept the fact that even for deer you should expect a shorter range for your 308. After 600 yards the 308 just doesnt have enough umph to satisfy most hunting situations (big game). Dont get me wrong (as I am a huge 308 fanatic) you can kill critters past 600 yards with the 308 and you can kill very large critters at 600. Its just that it isnt optimal.
My opinion is that for a 600 yard deer bullet (maybe 700 yards) for the 308 you will be very hard pressed to beat the 150 ACCUBOND. I have harvested big game at near the 500 mark with this bullet and the performance was better than expected. I was also running a very slow load (2700 FPS) with this bullet. You can easily get 2900-3000 out of this bullet depending on YOUR barrel. This gives you good steam at 600 for deer and the like. If the altitude is high and the air isnt too cold you MAY be able to stretch that a bit farther. Also the only deer I have ever dropped in its tracks (aside from CNS shots) fell to the same load at 318 yards. It is a very reliable and predictable bullet that holds together very well and is very accurate and expands reliably, even at the lower end of its velocity range.
Give them a try. You will not be dissapointed.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.