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308 Win with 190 - 200's

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Unread 12-28-2013, 11:30 PM
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Re: 308 Win with 190 - 200's

Originally Posted by 4xforfun View Post
A friend of mine just bought a used Semi custom 308 win with a 1-10 twist and was asking me for some help. I have never owned a 308, so I need to do some research.

He is looking for a semi LR deer rig. I am recomending 190 or 200 grain bergers.

Anyone have any powder recomendations for the heavier bullets?

I run 185s and 200s in my FTR rig in competition and use Varget (185s) and Vihtavuori N-150 (200s). Ive also run Power Pro 2000 MR with good results. You said that the rifle will be used for hunting (semi long range). For that venue i would use Berger 185 gr VLD hunting bullets with Varget.......Just my .02
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Unread 12-29-2013, 04:16 PM
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Re: 308 Win with 190 - 200's

I beg to differ regarding 190-200 grain bullets going subsonic at 1K. I consistently shoot them at less than 100' above sea level and sub zero temps.

The 190s are my favorite all around 308 bullet. You can get fair velocity with R15 and varget but if you want to step it up, N540, N550 and R17 are stellar.
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