Best Factory .308 loads

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rice, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. rice

    rice New Member

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    Well I went ahead and ordered my 700VS .308, I just hope I got one of the good ones. Before she arrives I would like to pick up some different factory BRANDS and BULLET WEIGHTS that she might like. I was wondering what you guys out there have had luck with, now I know all rifles like different rounds, but I am just trying to give my self a head start. For the time being I don’t plan on reloading, so factory ammo will have to give me my best results. Thanks everyone.
     
  2. marlow 243

    marlow 243 Well-Known Member

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    federal gold match 168 or 190gr. been good to me
     

  3. chris matthews

    chris matthews Well-Known Member

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    Like marlow243 said Fed GM match in 168 or 175 is good but I like Black Hills 175. Better brass and brass prep than Federal.
     
  4. Hillshot

    Hillshot New Member

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    I have used the Federal GM and the Norma Diamond line 168's.Both are great with the Norma edging out the Fed. by a hair. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. JustC

    JustC Well-Known Member

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    Winchester supreme match 168gr BTHP work well in mine,..oh and they are the only factory ammo I have found to fit in my .336" neck. Nice small holes in colder temps,..but they open up slightly when it's hot outside. 1:11.25" twist, 21" hart tube.
     
  6. Beargrease

    Beargrease New Member

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    If you are going to be using it for big game hunting try the Remington Premier Scirocco's in 165 grain. Give me 1.75 " groups out of my '89 .308 Remington 700 Mountain Rifle at 200 meters. [​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff In TX

    Jeff In TX Well-Known Member

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    Rice,

    I've got 10 boxes of Hornady 168 gr AMAX custom/match ammo for sell. Anyone that wants to make me an offer, I'm open. I've gotten into reloading now, and don't really need it anymore.

    Out of my Rock barrel I get consistent groups in the .3's