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Old 11-25-2009, 10:21 AM
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Okay, for all you shooting .308 factory ammo for hunting I'd appreciate knowing what type and bullet weight you are using.

I've got a Savage 10GLXP3 .308 on the way and just would like to know where to start based on your experiences. It'll be used for whitetail hunting within 200 yards, but a occasional 200+ might happen. I know.... trial and error.... and every gun is different, but I'm looking for a starting point is all cause I dont want to have to go out and buy 4 different weights and manufactureres from the start.

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Old 11-25-2009, 01:34 PM
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Federal premium vital-shok w/ 165 grain sierra gameking BTSP. Out of my .308's, it's been a very accurate round.
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:05 PM
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165gr in at least a Remington Core-Lokt for deer. For larger game go to a premium bullet in at least the same weight.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:28 PM
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150 grain Federal Fusion's for me out of my Savage Model 16 this year. Each two shot groups at the range were touching when I sighted it in, and I should have a report on how it works on a whitetail by next week....hopefully. Good luck with what ever you choose.
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Old 11-25-2009, 03:58 PM
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Remington 150 gr. Core-Lokt is my favorite. Few factory rounds will drop a deer more reliably than this old corps, reasonably priced round.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Sniper151 View Post
Remington 150 gr. Core-Lokt is my favorite. Few factory rounds will drop a deer more reliably than this old corps, reasonably priced round.
I have to agree, nothing special is needed for killing a deer, and 150 grain is the proper weight for them. Heavier weights and premium bullets aren't needed until you hunt caribou or elk.
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