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    .308 target bullet

    I'm after a cheap target bullet (ie not Nosler) for my .308, using N140 powder, after something to push out to 800 yds.

    is heavier better than lighter? I'm Used to 150grn BT's for deer but these are expensive for a day out plinking. Just want an idea before visiting reloading solutions tomorrow afternoon

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    give us a ring i have various amax here 01263 732740
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    Quote Originally Posted by d foxxer View Post
    A max surly?

    Eh???????
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    Why Hornady A-Max? Are they any better than a 200grn Sierra Matchking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1967spud View Post
    Eh???????
    A max is what I meant mark I thot they would be cheapest option for the op

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    arrgh me sees
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    Quote Originally Posted by timbeech View Post
    Why Hornady A-Max? Are they any better than a 200grn Sierra Matchking?
    208 gr AMax BC.648 vs 200gr SMK BC .585

    only the 215gr Berger VLD Hybrid beats it on paper

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    There is a lot of difference between 300 yards and 800, especially with a .308. Most rifles don't have the barrel length to get the necessary velocities for 800 yards.
    Sierra 155-gr Palma bullets are the closest thing to your 150-gr BTs, and you can start with the N-140 powder. 175-gr SMK is not too expensive, and works well.
    You can start with the 175s or the 168 gr. It will quite a while until you need to worry about 190 or 200 or 208 as you approach 600 yards and start thinking further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    208 gr AMax BC.648 vs 200gr SMK BC .585

    only the 215gr Berger VLD Hybrid beats it on paper
    Thanks Spud, finally an answer that makes sense if reloading solutions haven't got these tomorrow when I go down I'll give you a call. Just need them ASAP.

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