Originally Posted by 436
.308 Winchester.... 180gr Super-X Power Point muzzle velocity at 2620fps the energy is about 2743ft-lbs.This is a great hunting bullet for average size bear. Very accurate in a good hand load.. or heck don't have time buy a box of factory.
I use the Sierra SPBT 150 gr. bullet with 3031 and its fine for me, on coyotes hogs, lions or whatever When I go after something big like bears , I use 168 gr, but it really doesn't matter what bullet you got, its where you place the shot, and "if" the bullet goes off too. I seen this happen before (back in the 60's) in the north country when temperatures were below zero, and just a click>>> when my partner (reloads) pulled the trigger on a pack of wolves.
We laughed about it afterwards but let me tell you, it was cold that morning. He put the round on a stump and when the sun came up it shined right on that stump where that bullet sat. After about 20 minutes in the sun,,, it went Kaboom!!! That's how cold it was there.....