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#2988882 - 10/19/12 10:30 AM .308 150gain or 165grain??
REN
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I recently got ride of my 270 and got a 308 in return (howa1500) and was trying to decide on shells.

while i am gonna start with some Hornady SST rounds i was more wondering about gains and what most seem to like out of a 308?

I have some 150grains to start with but wondered what others opinions or experience with 165grains is??
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#2988902 - 10/19/12 10:43 AM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: REN]
EastTNHunter
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I am a heavy bullet kind of guy. Usually you get better long range accuracy and trajectory out of a longer, heavier bullet, as well as penetration. I use 165 Hornady SPs in my 30-06 with good accuracy, but haven't taken a deer with them yet.
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#2988922 - 10/19/12 10:53 AM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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165 for me.
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#2988940 - 10/19/12 11:08 AM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: Model70Man]
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I run 150 through my sons Model 7, I like them well.

I use 168 in my 30-06, and they do great.

I don't think you are gonna make a bad choice with either.

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#2989153 - 10/19/12 01:30 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: ratsnakeboogy]
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Never had a complaint with the 150s. Then again, I wasn't shooting over 100 yards either while deer hunting.
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#2989330 - 10/19/12 03:08 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: vonb]
GRAMPS
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I used to hunt with a .308 and have killed deer with both the 150 and 165 grain bullets. I had better luck with the 150 grain bullets with better expansion.
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#2989365 - 10/19/12 03:28 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: GRAMPS]
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I had a Howa 1500 that loved the 150s. I even had a buddy load up some 130gr hollow points. They were punching the same hold at 50 yards. I didn't have enough loaded to try 100 yards.
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#2989406 - 10/19/12 03:53 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: BigD_625]
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I've loaded a 150 gr. Hornady Interlocks since '95, behind 48 gr. 748 and CCI 200 primer. I've killed at least 15 deer with this load and its done good on expansion. I shot 168 gr. Sierra Matchkings and 168 gr. hollow points made by a late friend that he swaged with corbin dies. I got great accuracy out of the Sierras and really good out of the Corbins. I've never hunted with anything but 150 gr. though. I would think either weight would be accurate in your rifle.
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#2989420 - 10/19/12 04:06 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: ROVERBOY]
Kimberman
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Whichever one shoots best out of your gun is the one to use. That being said I have had good luck with 165s.
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#2989425 - 10/19/12 04:07 PM Re: .308 150gain or 165grain?? [Re: ROVERBOY]
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I have 3 308s and none of them are finnicky. They shoot whatever I choose good...Use your personal preference. I do like a heavier bullet.
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