SST...150 or 165 grain?

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  1. bajaaa

    bajaaa Well-Known Member

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    308W
    23.6"
    1/12" twist

    I've been giving more thought on this as I get ready to buy some bullets and wondered....

    Realistically, my shot opportunity on deer will amount to this roughly...

    < 200yds......... 60%

    200-300 yds.....20%

    300-400 yds.....10%

    400-500 yds..... 7%

    500-600 yds..... 3%


    Maybe I should try the 150gr/SST instead and get the velocity based on my real world scenario...

    Which would you try first and why?

    Appreciate the help:D
     
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  2. bogger01

    bogger01 Well-Known Member

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    first i would see if either one will shoot accurate from your rifle.if one shoots better that the other than you have your answer.i personally like the heavier bullets if they happen to shoot well in my rifle.i'm not a velocity nut who pushes each bullet to the max.i can deal with a little lower velocity with a heavier bullet that will deflect the wind a little better and carry a little more energy to the target.
     

  3. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    My buddy shoots a Savage 308 with the 150 grain SST Superformance load and it's a flat out killer. We've shot a couple of coyotes with them that just flipped over dead. He used the same box of ammo to shoot two mule deer does at just over 300 and right around 550 yards that both died almost instantly.

    Like bogger mentioned I would see which your gun likes better, but either bullet is going to perform on game wonderfully.
     
  4. bajaaa

    bajaaa Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense...thank you! :)
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    The one your rifle likes best... .gun)

    No one can tell you what will work in your rifle unless they see you shoot and look at your targets.

    Either will be more than adequate for your purposes.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Baja, I'm seeing a trend here.... .lightbulb

    Check your pm's I sent you some info you were asking about earlier.
     
  7. bajaaa

    bajaaa Well-Known Member

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    GREAT...that's what I wanted to know!!! gun)
     
  8. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    I like the 165's...but I see nothing against 150's...
     
  9. bajaaa

    bajaaa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Matt:D
     
  10. zupatun

    zupatun Well-Known Member

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    unless you're thinking of elk...then I'd go 180gr and skip the 165.

    :)