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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:48 AM
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.308 Hornady hunting bullet

I Have recently started reloading, and am trying to find a good Long range hunting bullet. I've been using Hornady A Max 168gr. But I recently read an article that said that was not a hunting bullet. According to Hornady's site it is? Any advice would be appreciated. I understand different bullets will work differently in different barrels. I just want to know what I should start out with that will be a good long range shooter, and hunter.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 07:58 PM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

I shoot the 168 Amax in one of my 308's. I have shot deer and antelope with it and have had no problems whatsoever. If your rifle shoots them well, I wouldn't hesitate to use them.


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Unread 04-12-2010, 12:11 AM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

You can, but be aware it will expand like this:
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Unread 04-12-2010, 12:33 AM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

Try the Hornady IB. theyre supposed to be same load data and high B.C. as the SST. Ive tried the SST, and got jacket/core seperation. But the IB is bonded so it should do well.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:41 AM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

I use the 168 amax in my 308 for muntjac to red deer and it is a great killer and very accurate.

find a good load and then just shoot !
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:56 AM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

Friend of mine shot a decent 3x4 mule deer last fall with a 168 SST out of a .308 at <100yards. Hit it square in the near side shoulder and the bullet was recovered just under the hide on the far side, deer died on the spot. Bullet retained >80% of its original weight. I wouldn't hesitate to use them at .308 velocities, I may rethink that if I were using a '06 or .300 win mag or other uber magnum. The IBs are prohibitively expensive IMHO.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:08 AM
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Re: .308 Hornady hunting bullet

My choice is the Interbond.They shoot quite well from my rifles,they can smash right through a lot of bone and keep on going.I've never recovered an Interbond.They do have a long ogive,so check your seating depth,get them out near your lands and they should shoot really good.As far as the price goes,they are still packed by the 100,they are a premium bullet and if you shop around a little you can find them listed at the upper 30's to the lower 40's price range which is no higher than any other premium bullet.
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