Originally Posted by RFtinkerer
Excellent. I just want to make sure it's a quick kill. I ordered a box of EBR Thumpers from SST Tactical; I'll see if they stay subsonic in my 26 inch barrel...and hold a good group at 100, at least. And then wait, wait, wait some more.
I just put a new scope on my Savage 308 Barsa 5x to 16x
I zeroed it in with the rifle in a lock down rest. A dime covered 4 bullet holes at 100yds. with rem 150 gr. and it shoots the same group with Winchester 150gr HPBT, and with Hornady 165gr GMX or SST. For the quick kills I used the Rem or Federal 150 gr Power points. That's if I don't want the pelt. I use the same ammo in my DPMS LR308 too. It shoots the same group at 100 yds too.
I saw the same results with kills with 147 FMJ. It's not always an instant kill, but I always try to make it that way, to limit suffering. Maybe i'm just weird or something, but I was taught by a mentor over 45 yrs ago, that you still have to have some respect for an animal even though its a varmint. Hunter ethics he called it. Shooting predators is necessary. We all get excited when we shoot one, but we don't shoot them to see suffering, only.
I always try to nail them in the right spot, just like you do. I got Winchester 168 grs and I save that for deer. Next week I'll be checking out some new areas and I'll use my Panther LR308 for that area with a 147 FMJ being the one in the tube, then 150 Rem PP after that, to use on those yotes, possibly bear and Hogs, may be in that area, so I like to have the ammo that's right; just in case...