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#3104457 - 01/01/13 02:08 PM 308 loads
Asaltwpn1
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Picked up my first 308 today. Since I don't reload what is a good off the shelf deer load?
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#3104466 - 01/01/13 02:15 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: Asaltwpn1]
lpo1981
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Hornady sst
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#3104492 - 01/01/13 02:29 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: lpo1981]
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Federal Premium load with the 165 gr Sierra Game King bullet,,Hornady Light Magnum with 165 gr Interlock,

I have seen both these loads shoot 1/2 moa and the terminal performance on deer is top of the line,,
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#3104526 - 01/01/13 02:51 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: mr.big]
Jcalder
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Stay away from superformance ammo in a 308. Their custom line is more accurate IMO
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#3104644 - 01/01/13 04:04 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: mr.big]
paincave_2000
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 Originally Posted By: mr.big
Federal Premium load with the 165 gr Sierra Game King bullet,


That's what I shot when I deer hunted.
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#3104809 - 01/01/13 05:56 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: paincave_2000]
Crow Terminator
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I've had several 308s...all of them favored the 165-168 grain bullets. I think the "standard" twist rate in them fits that weight bullet well. I tried heavier and lighter weight but those 165s group extremely well and are quite destructive on deer.
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#3107145 - 01/03/13 06:56 AM Re: 308 loads [Re: Crow Terminator]
Asaltwpn1
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Thanks for advice.
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#3107380 - 01/03/13 09:54 AM Re: 308 loads [Re: Asaltwpn1]
SES
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Bolt gun or AR?
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#3123905 - 01/14/13 07:08 PM Re: 308 loads [Re: SES]
firefox
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Remington express 150gr core-lokt
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