Originally Posted by GSoD
So I'm really getting into this reloading thing. I'm pretty close to nailing down my target round where I'm using 175g Sierra Matchkings (its getting somewhere between .5 and .7 MOA).
My attention is now turning to my fall Moose hunt and developing a load for that.
Any practical use experience suggestions on bullet? Last year I used factory Federal with Nosler partition with great success (two dead moose two recovered bullets).
But now that I'm looking to make my own I've been subcumbing to the Barnes Triple Shock video animation. Of course there is also the Sierra Gameking and just about everything else under the sun.
I'm looking for reasonable accuracy but am more focused on deep penetrator, big expansion and weight retention. I'm not overly worried about price because I won't be running through these like target rounds. After the load development I may not fire more than five a year.
I'm shooting .308, 26" barrel and I would say maximum moose range would be 300 yards (I took one at that range last year and don't think I'll be going much further than that) and minimum would probably be 75.
Any advice would be appreciated.
If you load up your .308 with 44 gr. of Reloader 15 ( work up slowly) and put it behind a 180 gr. Speer TBBC your moose will face about 2700 fps (mv) of high penetration high weight retention chaos on impact. which if accurate placed will equal one dead moose anywhere within your 300 yard target zone.
That is one answer to your equation. There are many more for you to search out. You might also try going to HuntingNet.Com - Deer Hunting, Bowhunting, Hunting Outfitters, Hunting Gear, Elk Hunting, Turkey Hunting, Hunting Guides
and looking at all the loads they have there for your .308.
Lots of other combinations