.308 168gr. bthp for deer

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by Buck Sniper, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Buck Sniper

    Buck Sniper Member

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    Has anyone used a .308win/ 168gr. sierra bthp combo on whitetail deer
    at long range (400yds+)? And if so, how did it perform?
     
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  2. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    yes many times and shot placement is key, High shoulder drops them
    I shoot them out of my AR10
     

  3. fmsniper

    fmsniper Well-Known Member

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    yes many times and shot placement is key, High shoulder drops them
    I shoot them out of my AR10
    ammo I shoot is American eagle 168 OTM
    have killed deer with this round @
    90, 250, 425 and 600 yards
     
  4. Buck Sniper

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    Thanks for the input. Now I won't be leary to try them. I've taken bucks at
    400+yds with a .280rem/140gr. VLD combo with quick-drop results. But the
    VLD is a hunting bullet. My Rem. 700 .308 really likes the Fed. Gold Medal
    168gr bthp's (4-leaf clovers @ 200yds). Lack of time to reload is going to
    force me into the .308 business so I'm glad to hear these will do the job.
     
  5. CLP308

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    I've had some negative experience with them. I shot a doe at 250 yds and she didn't hardly flinch. Shot a second shot and she took off. On the third shot she fell, got up, ran a few feet and posed for shot #4. She went down for good this time. When I gutted her I had hit both lungs with three of the shots. The other had hit the shoulder. It appeared that none of them expanded very much. I only shoot handloads now but some of the guys I hunt with swear by the Hornady 165gr BTSP. The ballistics are almost identical and I've killed alot of deer with that bullet in my loads. Also Federal makes a factory Barnes load which is thr bullet I've been using for three years now and will use from now on. Absolutely devastating. Have a great season.
     
  6. jaym_100

    jaym_100 Well-Known Member

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    I've had bad experiences with match rounds and deer. Last season I shot a doe about 50yds with 168gr HPBT. The deer dropped then got up and ran about 50 yards. Luckily it was a wide open field because there was no blood trail. When skinning the deer the insides looked like soup. The season before I thought I missed several deer that were 120yds and in. I didn't know how I was missing them. Now I don't think I was. I wasn't getting a pass through and did not get any blood. Anyway. I have quit using match bullets and will go back to game kings.