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Old 07-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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Default Recommended .308 Cartridge?

My rifle is a T/C Encore Pro with a 1:10 twist in .308. 28" barrel.
I hunt elk, deer, antelope, etc.
I'd like your input on which premium cartridge you would recommend for this gun? Primarily for elk.
(Not a post for "which caliber for elk!")
I'm reading all this stuff about bullet weight for certain twist in certain calibers. My brain hurts. (I don't roll my own)
So which brand, bullet type, weight, etc. do you .308 guys recommend.
I will likely take the top 3 to the range and see which one(s) my gun likes. I'm already leaning towards something in the 165 to 180 gr range. But I'm open to suggestion (with ample explaination.)

Thanking you in advance . . .
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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Barnes it...the rest will work out..
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:06 AM   #3
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The .308 is designed to work better with lighter bullets. For deer, 150-165 gr. would work. If you are after something bigger, 180 gr. is your alternative.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:08 AM   #4
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I'd try the 165gr first. Federal Gold Match is considered to be the best in many circles. I'd start there.

You have one of the best cartridges for reloading. You might want to give it a shot.

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Old 07-27-2010, 05:27 AM   #5
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This is the hardest hitting 308 round I have seen. If it shoots accurately in you rifle it would be hard to beat.

http://www.doubletapammo.com/php/cat...roducts_id=206

Should be effective to 400+ yards on elk.
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Old 07-27-2010, 04:53 PM   #6
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Barnes 168 gr tipped tsx should do what you want.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:27 PM   #7
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WOW!!!!! A 200 gr round in .308?!! And they are just next door in Utah.
I will give them a "shot"! Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:29 PM   #8
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Thanks all......... but I'm still confused on matching a round to a twist rate and/or length? Or is it that important. I've beeen shooting for a lonnnnnnnng time and never really considered it before. I'm just getting more scientific in my old age I guess.
Maybe that's why some rounds do better in a gun than others.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:41 AM   #9
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Thanks all......... but I'm still confused on matching a round to a twist rate and/or length? Or is it that important. I've beeen shooting for a lonnnnnnnng time and never really considered it before. I'm just getting more scientific in my old age I guess.
Maybe that's why some rounds do better in a gun than others.
A 1:10 twist will stabilize anything up to 220 grains so I think you are find to shoot anything from 150 to 220 grains.
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:42 AM   #10
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Ahhh the X bullet crowd has even made it to the .308 win, you dont have to pay high dollar for ammo to do what you need. Go down and try some 165 grain Hornady Custom ammunition with the Interlock bullet. Itll kill anything in North America and wont break the bank.
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