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    hunting bullet

    just purchased a 308 and dont know what bullet to use on deer there are so many looking at the 150 gr interbond would these be ok thanx for your help

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    I have had good results with bog standard 150gr pro hunters,And 47-48 grains of blc-2.They seem to be good bullet and not to pricey.I have just got some 130gr barnes to try i will let you know how i get on with them.
    Cheers sean

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    Hi

    I have had good results with speer 150g flat base and 180g RN, nosler partitions in 150 and 165g. I found the nosler BTs to be erratic (terminal performance) in 150 but slightly better in 165g as were the hornady 150 and 165g btsp. I do not believe the interlock function on the hornadys work but the interbonds should be better. The barnes 130g looks great too. Have some 150g tsx but have not shot a deer with them yet.

    S

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    Lots who load 150gr on here using V140, will say that 44gr is just about optimum for performance for a.308. I was using 150gr Sierra Gamekings with 44gr and my rifle liked it.


    Obviously normal precautions to be used when reloading......
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock View Post
    Lots who load 150gr on here using V140, will say that 44gr is just about optimum for performance for a.308. I was using 150gr Sierra Gamekings with 44gr and my rifle liked it.


    Obviously normal precautions to be used when reloading......
    a very good bullet,i use these all the time with 44 grains of varget

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    quite a few on here use the 125 gn ballistic tip in .308 - very fast, very flat, very permenant - although a little damaging!

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    308win is not very problematic. As others said before 44gr of varget or N140 and
    just about any 150gr soft point will do the job.
    One of my favourites was the Fed fusion factory bonded soft point ammo.
    Remington pointed soft points worked well to as did 150gr lapua mega.
    155gr a-maxes work well for deer outside of the UK...
    165gr SST is a very hard hitting quick expanding round that just seems to flatten.
    I wasn't that lucky with Nos Bt's yet, they seem to be a bit finicky on the accuracy side
    for me.
    The Hornady 150gr interlocks seem to have a very very thin jacket. Maybe best to avoid
    shoulder shots with them. They shot under 2" groups at 300m out of my 308.

    This is a cut I did a while ago.
    left to right. Hornady 150gr interlock, Nos 150gr BT, 155gr A-max, 165gr SST,
    165gr Nos BT, 190gr SMK.



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