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.308 168gr AMAX performance on prairie dogs?

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Unread 01-28-2011, 04:51 PM
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Re: .308 168gr AMAX performance on prairie dogs?

I used the 168 amax match out of my AR (POF) at about 50 - 200 yds. basically mine were blown in half or nearly in half. One time i did actually see the 2 parts flip end over end in the air through my scope at about 80 yds out. My 223 75 gr hollow pts match ammo puts a nice hole in them but not as much "action" out of the kill i guess.

The nice thing about using these, is for longer range shot when it's windy out. I found that i didn't have to account for as much wind as with my 223, obviously... and they reach out alot farther for the kill.
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    Unread 01-28-2011, 05:26 PM
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    Re: .308 168gr AMAX performance on prairie dogs?

    I've shot woodchucks with the 178's out to 1000 and they make a mess to say the least
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    Unread 01-29-2011, 09:44 PM
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    Re: .308 168gr AMAX performance on prairie dogs?

    For a mess ,try a 190 berger with a texas heart shot at 60 yds..
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