When i got my .308 last year, it came with 260 round of the above.. So ive been using it and keeping the brass, ready to reload. Ive heard a lot about this ammo, mostly good. People mention about how for its price, it is cheaper than reloading. I myself thought it was great, not bad grouping for factory ammo. However, I was up on the range the other day and dug some of the rounds out of the bank side, some had expanded very well and others hadnt at all. I thought about it and put it down to the fact that some may have hit rocks and others may not.
I went out the other night and ended up shooting a fox and a rabbit. The fox was no more than 25yds away and there was an exit wound of around 1.5'' diameter, sort of what i would expect. The rabbit was 155yds away and when i picked it up, i could barely find the entry/exit on it. This I put down to being a lightweight target and it not being solid enough for the round to expand. Although when i have done the same with my .243 with soft points, they have expanded very well. (i understand the weight and speed have a lot to do with it).
This morning, i went onto my permission to check zero on the .308 (ive just adjusted the trigger) and put a target up on an old telegraph pole at 100m. I had 3 shots, the group was about 1.5'' which i wasnt overly impressed with, however, on the last shot, i noticed a plume of dust on the bank behind the pole and on further inspection, all three rounds had passed clean through the telegraph pole without deforming (very neat and small exit holes). I didnt manage to find the round in the banking.
Im starting to doubt the quality of the bullets and how well they expand.
Anyone else got any experience with this ammo? Ive got some hornady 150gn heads so will be loading a few of those up to compare.
Thanks in advance.