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Old 06-18-2007, 11:20 PM
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PERFECT .308 ROUND

I JUST BOUGHT A FN HERSTAL PBR AND LOVE IT.I'VE FIRED 40 ROUNDS THROUGH IT SO FAR AND I AM IMPRESSED. THE FIRST BOX WAS 168GR HORNADY BTHP AND THE SECOND WAS 168GR HORNADY A-MAX.. THEY BOTH GROUPED WELL.DOES ANYONE KNOW ANOTHER AMMO THAT I SHOULD EXPERIMENT WITH.I'M TRYING TO GET COMFORTABLE OUT TO 600 YARDS.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:34 PM
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

175g SMK I believe is another great bullet for the 308 Win to 600+ yards. I believe Black Hills loads them...
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:27 AM
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

Fist of all try turning off your [censored] caps lock, it's annoying and a pain in the ass to read.

Second, 155gr Lapua Scenars are great for punching holes in paper, they have a high B.C and are very accurate, just don't attempt to use them on game they're probably the closest thing you'll get to a DU round and will NOT expand.

178gr A-maxs could also be worth a shot, My current pet load has them grouping around 1/2moa at 200y.

168gr and 175gr Matchkings are also good performers for both targets and game and are very accurate to boot. IIRC Federal load them in their gold medal line.
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:17 AM
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

Hornady TAP ammo is generaly pretty consistant but in 95% of the 308 I have seen the Federal Gold Medal match will shoot better , they load both 168 and 175gr SMK bullets. I've also had realy good luck with the Black Hills ammo and they load the 168 and 175gr SMK ammo.

The factory loaded 155gr Lapua stuff either shoots great or crappy depending on if your gun likes it or not , I'd get a box and try it and if it shoots well that would probably give your best performance on paper out to 600yds because it has a very high BC , higher than the 175 SMK if I'm not mistaken and its running out alot faster also. I would not try to shot any game with the Lapua bullets though , I have heard zero good results from them on game.
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

Dont suppose a tall guy from El Reno put the scope on it for ya?????

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Old 06-19-2007, 11:29 PM
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

Yep, the tall guy Steve.I sure do appreciate it.I got a 1/2 group several times.I'm coming back up their to El Reno to buy another Nikon scope.
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:35 AM
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Re: PERFECT .308 ROUND

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I would not try to shot any game with the Lapua bullets though , I have heard zero good results from them on game.

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How's this for an 'on game' report (155gr Scener)....

When i first started using them i took them out for some 'roo shooting to see how they'd fair, nothing long range, all inside 150y. First one was about 4ft high (Decent size for the breed) and no more than 70y yards away, i put one perfectly through it's heart and off it ran, after about 200m of chasing through a gum plantation trying to get in a second shot, it fell and died from blood loss, dressing it showed the bullet was pretty much a stab wound and the exit wound was pretty much the same size as the entry. I shot 2 more that same night with the same results, ....BANG... Animal would run off like nothing had happened, after the third one i packed the .308 away for the night and went with the .22LR for the remainder of the night.

I found some old frypans at the local rubbish dump one day (The real old ones that weight like 5kg lol) and painted them up for gongs, both were 5-6mm thick cast iron. Anyway i set them up at 510y and 608y, the sceners went straight through them and penetrated around 10-11" into the dirt bank behind them, digging them out reviled NO expansion, all that happened was they bent a little and looked like bananas except one that had lost the empty nose section forward of the core and still hadn't deformed at all. I swear the cores must be made of kryptonite or DU or something [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] .

So until animals start wearing kevlar i'm gonna stick with 110gr V-max's and 178gr A-Maxs [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .

BTW if you intend to shoot smaller game, try the 110 v-max, i believe hornady load them in the TAP rounds and they really tear things apart, I have literally tore small game into two pieces with them and it's norm to find bits of blood and flesh over 10m behind the target [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .

EDIT: IIRC Goodgrouper tested the 250gr .338 Lapua sceners a while back at 900y in wet newspaper and had the same expreiance, lots of penetration but no expantion [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] .
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