308win bullet and weight for wife’s gun?

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  1. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Ok my wife has a 308win I wondering what bullet to use in it and powder? It will get used for hinting deer, moose, elk maybe longest range would be 300 yards.
     
  2. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    175 Berger with varget
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    165 accubond
     
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  3. byrddog

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    I'm having really good luck with 168 berger classic hunter. 24" barrel is getting 2780 fps and great accuracy. On game performance with elk, deer, antelope and barbary sheep has been fantastic
     
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    byrddog Member

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    Sorry.......I'm using varget powder.
     
  5. zr600

    zr600 Well-Known Member

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    Well I think I’m going to give the 150 accubond a try I have some do you think that is to light? I was thinking either varget it h4895.
     
  6. byrddog

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    Nope, not in my opinion. Running 155 berger hvlds out of an 18" 308 suppressed and have had great results. The accubond is a good bullet. At the distances you say, you shouldn't be disappointed.
     
  7. Wolf76

    Wolf76 Well-Known Member

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    Like 165-175 great bullets when elk or moose is involved.
    Would lean towards the 150 ttsx in that weight class.
     
  8. RT2506

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    If you stay away form bone in the elk and moose you should be ok with the 150 AB. Either powder you spoke of will work. If you want to give another bullet a try for the deer give the 125 Nosler BT a try it has lots less felt recoil than 150s. Just keep the impact velocity under 3000 fps and man is it a deer killer. It is all I use in my 30 cal. firearms for deer and has done great to a little over 300 yards out of the 308 Win. I use 46 grs IMR 4895, WW case, CCI BR2, in my 308 Win 21 1/2" Heart barrel does right at 3000 fps and shoots bug holes. This load has worked great in a number of rifles that I have gotten people to give it a try.
     
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  9. Zman99

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    I have had better luck with the 165 partition over the 165 Accubond at .308 speeds. It’s a lower bc but that won’t matter out to 300 yds.
     
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  10. Sykes

    Sykes Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    152 gr hammer hunter is worth a look. I'll bet 3000 fps is doable. A 143 hammer hunter in my 280AI at 3120 did great on 2 elk this year
     
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    Winkfish Well-Known Member

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    For Deer I have had great luck with 150gr Sierra Game Kings sitting on Varget.
     
  12. LongWalker

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    Curious as to why you chose the 143 hammer over the heavier 7mm from hammer? If my 280 AI barrel ever shows up I'm going to take a hard look at hammer.
     
  13. Sykes

    Sykes Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I called Steve up at hammer bullets and the 143 is the bullet he suggested.
     
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  14. LongWalker

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    That seems to be the popular option by quite a bit. Once I finish the build I'll ring him up. Thx Sykes
     
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