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Old 02-09-2011, 08:37 PM
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Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

Getting ready to compare some factory 308 cartridges in my new Savage 11 Long Range Hunter. I need to choose a small number of readily available cartridges to compare. No experience w/ 308, have used 270 & 7mm Mag in the past for mostly 100-200 yard shots. I will be mostly using the new Savage w/ a bipod for 200-400 yard shots for doe management on our croplands. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:22 PM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

I would try either pointed soft point or cor-lots in 150gr or the 180's what ever groups best. There some of the cheapest ammo but very effective. Bill Maylor..
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:30 PM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

I've killed all my game recently with my 308 and factory Winchester 150gr ballistic Silvertips. From 20 yards to 220 yards, they've all dropped. The round isn't long-range accurate in my gun (A-Bolt), but it's plenty accurate out to a couple hundred yards.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:34 PM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

I had great luck with Hornaday Superformace loaded with 150 grain SST's at 3000 fps.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

a plastic tipped bullet 150, 165 or 168. the ones mentioned- sst, balistic tip or cbt.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:30 PM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

I usea 150 gr sst round from hornady . Shoots really well in my savage
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:16 PM
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Re: Factory 308 cartridge for white tail

The lightweight 125's and 130's would work well if that was your max range. They do kill really well from the 308. I wouldn't go heavier than 165 and 150 is usually the bullet I load when I do grab the 308. My dad though loves the 125s from both serria and the nosler bt. He use to use the hornady 110 quite abit as well.
He use to go to Pa for does after the Vt season. In 12 yrs that he went never had a tracking job and the gun shot 1-4 depending on how many tags they had
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