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    A simple question I think!

    Does anyone shoot the Sako 123g in 308, and what do they think of them? my rifle has a 20" barrel. I want touse them as an all-round deer bullet, Munties, Roe and Fallow and the very odd Red.

    I shoot a 243 with 105g through a 20" barrel, and am very happy with this and have shot all deer species in the UK with great effect, so why am I asking about a 308 you ask. I have one and I want to start using it more, and my stalking grounds have changed since I have moved from the Hants/Wilts borders to Suffolk where my primary quarry will be Fallow not Roe and I will be shooting in heavily wooded ground not open down land, and I think being sensible I should be using my 308 more as it will give me more knock down power.

    Is there a big enough difference in energy between the two rounds or should I be thinking of going to a bigger bullet in the 308 i.e. 150g, though in the past I have found my 308 shoot much better with a lighter round, though I have not tried them all.

    I am not great on the ballistic side of things so would much appreciate some advise and your thoughts.


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    150gr would suit a 308 a bit better. It has better BC and better sectional density.
    We found the 150gr fusion ammo to be very accurate out of several 308's and will
    take down roe to boar. The bullet is well designed and a good compromise. Not too hard and not too soft. Don't think she will drop very different to a 105gr out of a 20" 243.

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