Originally Posted by bowhunthard
Has anyone used the .308" 110gr Hornady V-MAX and/or the 125gr Speer TNT? I'm looking for a light bullet to push out of my .308 Win for varmints. Besides the velocity, I'm looking for accuracy also. Is one inherently more accurate than another? I've worked with both V-MAXes and TNTs before, and am impressed by both, just not sure what to go with for the 308.
I have shot several thousand of the 110 V-max at pds. This was my bullet of choice for my 300 WM dedicated pd gun. My barrel is a 1-12 and I was loading them to 3600, as above that I was getting an occasional blow up. Out of a 308 you likely won't have a problem. Very accurate.
I have shot some TNTs, however, they have a 3100 fps "speed limit". I was able to get them above 3100 but not to where I could get the V-max, so I quite trying. Also accurate.
The best I have found is the Nosler 125 BT. I am able to get them above 3600 and the accuracy is better than either the V-max or TNT. They will open up on pds out to about 600 yds. After that you will get pencils on the small ones.
Regardless of what you choose, I think you will find a load that will shoot very well, and the effects will be what you are after.