The Nosler Custom Competition bullets are surprisingly inexpensive, and have worked excellently for me. I have some 168's & 175, and both of those fly great with 44.0gr of Varget for me.
I also have fairly recently discovered Berger VLD's, and am now shooting those in every caliber I hunt with. I am using 168 VLD's and 210 VLD's in 2 different .308 loads. I use 44.0gr of Varget for the 168 VLD's, as well.
The 168's are wicked, but the 210's are just disgustingly nasty...Like 3-shot groups in a 1/2" cloverleaf @ 100 yards nasty... And boy can you hear them SOB's thump hard when they hit that plywood backstop @ 2400 fps...
Here's a pic of 2 of the different .308 loads I use...
Left: Nosler Custom Comp 168 in a Lapua case
Right: Berger 210 VLD in a new Lapua case that hasn't been cleaned, tumbled, or fire-formed yet
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Originally Posted by WildRose
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