Originally Posted by texan79
I have to disagree with trebark too on this one. (I usually dont) I have not fired the 208 amax or 210 VLD's, but for the little case of the .308, it is my opinion that a 180 is about tops for the little dude. I'm shooting a 1:10 twist and it puts 175's in the same hole.
The basis for my statement on the use of the 208Amax and 210VLD in the 308 is from actual experience. A good friend uses RL17 and a 28", 1:11 twist barrel, to push the Amax and VLD at 2800fps.
Run the numbers on that and you will find that it carries 1480lbs (elk killing energy) to 800 yards and 1160lbs (deer killing energy) to 1000yards.
If you're running a factory 26" barrel, you would see a velocity loss of ~75fps (both for shorter barrel and generally factory barrels are slower than custom).
So to be even more conservative, run the numbers with 2700fps and you get...1537lbs at 700 and 1066lbs at 1000 yards.
As I said before, this is based on real observation.
.308 208gr A-max Range Report!
Also, please keep in mind that although the round might have the capability to kill elk and deer at these ranges, the shooter needs to have the skills and confidence for shooting anything at these distances.