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Old 08-27-2009, 06:06 PM
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i just got a browning bar shorttrac .308, its a great gun, any one have any suggestions on hats a good brand of ammo to use to hunt for deer in upstae ny i like 150 or 165 grain any suggestions.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:16 PM
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Wow, there are SOOOOO many choices out there, lol. The .308Win is a very popular caliber, and it's hard to find a bullet that just flat out sucks. However, every barrel is different. In my Mossberg, I shot Remington CorLokt 150gr for years. Two years ago I switched to Federal Premium Sierra GameKings in 165gr. Quite a bit more kick than what I was familiar with, but they are great rounds.

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:43 PM
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Whenever I buy a new gun, be it rifle, pistol, shotgun...I buy 3-4 different brands of ammo, go to the range and let the gun tell me what it shoots best...Even with a .22 the accuracy difference is incredible between brands of ammo...

What is avaliable locally??? As mentioned, a .308 is very popular and all the major ammo companies load for it...Any of the 150-165gr bullets are comstructed for deer...
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Florida Outlander View Post
Federal Premium Sierra GameKings in 165gr. Quite a bit more kick than what I was familiar with, but they are great rounds.

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Definitely the best shooting out there imop, other than hand loading and finding out what yer gun really likes ! or better yet "tune your load to your rifle"
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:09 AM
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I shoot the winchester supreme balistic silvertip in a 150gr from my Howa 1500 .308. They are awesome.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:57 AM
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I shoot the winchester 150 grain power points in my browning. BTW great rifle choice!
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:32 PM
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My Short Trac likes the 165gr Remington AccuTips.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:21 PM
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i just got a browning bar shorttrac .308, its a great gun, any one have any suggestions on hats a good brand of ammo to use to hunt for deer in upstae ny i like 150 or 165 grain any suggestions.

Buy 3 or 4 brands of the same weight and head to the range and see which one your rifle likes best!
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:04 AM
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I guess a better question would be is any one brand really better than any other
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Old 08-29-2009, 03:42 PM
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Federal Premium. 150 grain Barnes TSX.
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