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Thread: Thoughts on Factory 308 Ammo for Red & Roe

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    Thoughts on Factory 308 Ammo for Red & Roe

    Folks can you tell me what your experiences are with Factory 308 Ammo, any make.
    All opinions wellcome

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    Hi mate. I had a thread about this (you can find it here) but in a nutshell my findings are:

    American eagle 150 grain FMJ (very decent grouping consistently)
    Sako 123 grain soft point (very decent grouping time after time)
    Sako 150 grain game point (very decent grouping most of the time)
    Federal 150 grain soft point (best grouping time after time)
    Winchester 150 grain soft point (got them to group reliably at the end)

    My rifle is not so sure about

    Sako 180 grain hammer point (not consistent in grouping well )

    Now, I know that the shooter has a lot to do with grouping etc, I am just reporting my findings as I and the person helping me zero the rifle saw them. The Sako 123 grain grouped reliably first time round and kept performing well. The Federal 150 grain were amazing from the word go. I was able to put bullet on bullet at 100 metres. Very impressed! The Winchester 150 grain soft point gave me a lot of trouble. They have a mighty kick in them and probably this is why I had to shoot a fair few before I got used to them. I was finally able to shoot them very reliably. The Sako 150 grain performed well after I got used to the fact that they seem to shoot low and then climb to the target. I never thought that possible. Maybe they do not and I am imagining things... The Sako 180 grain seem to be the hardest to produce a decent group, but maybe it is my fault. I do not know. I will have to try again sometime...

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    Distinguished Member tartinjock's Avatar
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    I was chucking Federal Powershok 150gr out my .308 used on Roe, Red, Sika.

    Worked very well.

    Position and hold must be firm enough to support the firearm
    The firearm must point naturally at the target without any undue physical effort
    Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct
    The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position

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    Federal powershok 150g for me too,never use anything else !

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    In my old Sako the Federal Powershok 150gr and Sako 123gr both performed well.

    O wad some Power the giftie gie us to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    I have had great results with RWS

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    165 grain Blaser Ruag CPD Partition groups sub inch in my tikka T3 and drops animals very well recovered one and it had shed 15 grains and musroomed consistantly. The bruising it does to deer are significantly less than what my .243 used to do!


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    PPU is as good as any at half the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    PPU is as good as any at half the price.

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    For whatever reason my Steyre Pro Hunter didnt like the 150g Power Shock

    123g Sako Soft Points as said above great grouping every time and ample for both Red and Roe
    Blessed be the sheeple for they shall inherit bugger all...

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