Highest BC Bullet in .308?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by lucasgreff, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. lucasgreff

    lucasgreff Well-Known Member

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    I am sure this has been asked before but I did several searches and couldn't come up with anything useful.

    I am basically looking for a high BC bullet for my .300 Win Mag to reach out to 1000 yards for prairie dogs. I use 200gr GameKings for deer season but don't stretch my shooting past what I can guarantee a hit. I am looking at the High BC bullets to get out to 1000 with as little drift as possible not for terminal ballistics.

    Are the matchkings still the best. Oh yeah I am shooting a REm 700 Sendero 1 with a trued action and muzzle brake. No other mods. 1-10 twist I believe.
    thanks
    Lucas
     
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Other than a wildcat, I think the 210 SMK has the best BC for wieght. .645 which is actually better than the 220 SMK. Not sure how long and heavy a bullet the 1:10 twist can handle?

    I'll also be interested in the answer to this question.
     
  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    The 240 SMK has a B of .711. On the other hand I would practice with the bullet that I am going to hunt with and become very familar with it, that is the best way to extend your effective range IMHO
     
  4. Longshot38

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    The SMK's has a little better BC then the Berger but it is minial. Bergers are .631 and SMK are .645. For a hunting bullets I would much rather be running bergers. Just my opinion though.
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious why you would pick the Berger over the SMK?
     
  6. lucasgreff

    lucasgreff Well-Known Member

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    My only intention is to shoot prairie dogs with the rounds. And possibly the mile gong. I thought the SMKs were the highest BC bullets I just wanted to double check before I purchased. I will stick to Gamekings for taking game.

    thanks for the quick replies,

    Lucas
     
  7. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Check out the Hornady 208 gr A-Max.
    BC is around .648 and they shootgun)
     
  8. Longshot38

    Longshot38 Well-Known Member

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    I just think the jacket design is better. Berger designs all of its bullets to be acceptable for hunting purposes. However Sierra designs the Matchking for the single purpose of a match/competition bullet.
     
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    PM Sent.

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  10. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    Henson Al tipped

    The Henson Al tipped 180 is the highest BC you are likely to find for a 10 twist. It is ballistically equal to the 240 SMK and can of course be pushed to much higher speed, thus reducing wind drift. Henson also makes a 212 and 220, the later with a BC above 0.9. But they won't stabalize in a 10 twist. If you want to join the 1000 yd club, that bullet may be the ticket. May be a little pricey for high volume shooting, but this is not the caliber for high volume shooting anyhow.
     
  11. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Actually, I believe the Bergers were (and are) strictly designed for match/competition also. It just so happened that when they tried their bullets on game animals and for hunting purposes, they found out that they worked well for that purpose also. Then Berger started advertising their match bullets as hunting bullets, in addition to match bullets. I don't believe any modifications were made to their purely match/competition bullets prior to advertising them for hunting use. At least that's what I've read - from Berger I believe.
     
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  12. jmden

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    Too bad your not shooting a 300RUM. Even in 1:10 twist, due to the extra velocity, it'll stabilize the 240 SMK well past 1000 yds and the 240 has a reputation of being a good hunting bullet. Between it's SD and weight, there's not much it doesn't make quite an impact on. Other than that, the 208 Amax or 210 Berger is probably your best bet. The 180 Henson would be great if you're willing to spend the $ for it to shoot 'chucks. Have fun!
     
  13. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    Henson cost?

    Does anyone actually know what the 180 Henson costs? All I know is someone said they were pricy. But I don't know an actual cost so I shouldn't say anything. My thinking is I would expect to pay for the added performance. I know they have the BC. If they have the accuracy and on game performance, they'd be worth quite a bit to me. But I don't know about accuracy and on game performance yet either. I am hoping to see reports on that soon.
     
  14. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    The 212's were $155/100 shipped, so would guess that the 180's were the same or a bit less.