Federal High Energy

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Red Neck, Nov 25, 2001.

  1. Red Neck

    Red Neck Member

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    Has any one tried the Federal High Energy 180 gr partition .308's for long range huntig. I am using Federal 175 gold metal is there any thing better?
     
  2. GilaMonster

    GilaMonster Member

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    I've used the Fed. High Energy 300 win mag ammo and it shot quite well. I can't tell you about the 308 stuff. i was waiting to see if anyone else responded & they didn't so I thought I'd just tell you what I could. Good luck!
     

  3. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    From an accuracy standpoint you will not likely find any .308 HUNTING ammo that will compare with Gold Medal match. I have only chronographed Federal High Energy in .300 and .338 so cannot give any input on the .308, other than I am confident that it will not group like Gold Medal.

    High Energy ammo does have higher velocities just like they claim, but I have not found it to be super-accurate in the magnums - usually about 1 - 1.5 moa in my sporter weight rifles.

    Partitions are reliable hunting bullets, usually retain about 65% of initial weight. Not sure how they would act in a .308 at long range.

    Longest shot that I have made so far with 175 gr. Gold Medal was 322 on a feeding doe - did a perfect job. It is significantly flatter out at 800 - 1000 yards than 168 in my rifles.