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Old 11-11-2004, 08:19 PM
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Hello All!

I enjoy shooting deer with different calibers. I like the challenge. This year I'll be using a 308. What ammo do you recommend? My shots will be inside of 150 yds, generally inside of 100, and deer here weigh about 150 lbs.

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Old 11-11-2004, 08:33 PM
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Rem 150gr Core Lock.
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:39 PM
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150 or 165 grain is what i'd use.

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Old 11-11-2004, 08:43 PM
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ths -

You didn't mention what type of area your hunting - clear or wooded or heavy brush??

I shoot a 308 and have had great success with a Rem 150 grn psp. I shoot mainly fields, or very light brush.

Good luck!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:56 PM
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Default RE: Best 308 factory load for deer?

I've had good success with the same round as x-mountie. A friend use to use my rifel in years I wasn't able to hunt and used a similar round in the 180 (or is it 185 grain) round with good success.

I switched last year to Winchester Supreme 150 grain rounds, and they are quite accurate, but I haven't shot a deer with one yet to know the end results.

All in all the Remingtons were quite accurate the Winchester Supremes were just a little better in overall accuracy.

Good luck.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:13 PM
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Any good 150gr. to 165gr. bullet should do fine. As to brand, just pick one that shoots
good in your rifle. I've had good success with the Remington 150gr. Core-Lokt.
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:51 AM
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It makes no difference if you're hunting in brush or fields. There's no such thing as a "brush busting" bullet. Just find one that shoots well in your rifle. As others have said, any accurate 150 to 165 should work great. I use the Federal premium 150 grain Nosler ballistic tip round. I've taken a number of deer with it.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:59 PM
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.308 is all I shoot and I found the best results with Federal Premium 165gr soft points. Though this is with my gun. Each gun is different.

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Old 11-12-2004, 02:06 PM
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I'm with diyj98- my rifle likes Federal 150 gr. Nosler ballistic tips. They shoot better than I can.
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Old 11-12-2004, 04:29 PM
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When i was using my Rem. Model 788 in .308 i really like and used the Federal Premium Trophy Bonded Bearclaws in 165 gr. They worked really well and downed several deer very quickly for me.
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