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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #30 - Nov 5th, 2014 at 8:14am
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smiddy wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:55am:
why not the 165 btsp interlock?

+1. This is the projectile I use for all around shooting in the 30-06 and it performs well from the muzzle to 450 which is as far as I have shot anything breathing. I would also try the Nosler ballistic tip.

Both have good expansion and do hold together well.
  

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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #31 - Nov 5th, 2014 at 11:52am
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I use the Hornady 165gn SST in .308 and can not fault them, on paper or in the field.
Works at close range and worked on my only Tahr at 350 ish.
I found that particular bullet mushroomed and largely intact, even after hitting bone.
Seems people get varying results though, but they get my vote.
The grouping problem could be flinching.
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #32 - Nov 5th, 2014 at 6:46pm
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Lots good advise on this thread, I would concider the Nosler partion, (esp if you upgrade to a magnum) but the pro-hunter, and hornady soft points are half the price and likely have better BC as well,
You guys should see the ammo and component shortage up here at the moment, Hunting season is in full swing, I havn't seen a 6.5 cal pojectial for sale any were for months. only heavy for cal in .308 200gr up. I have seen guys on the local forum posting for .243 and .270 ammo, any kind.
Start out with sum thing that's common, and readly aviable.
 
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #33 - Nov 6th, 2014 at 4:39am
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canadakiwi wrote on Nov 5th, 2014 at 6:46pm:
Lots good advise on this thread, I would concider the Nosler partion, (esp if you upgrade to a magnum) but the pro-hunter, and hornady soft points are half the price and likely have better BC as well,
You guys should see the ammo and component shortage up here at the moment, Hunting season is in full swing, I havn't seen a 6.5 cal pojectial for sale any were for months. only heavy for cal in .308 200gr up. I have seen guys on the local forum posting for .243 and .270 ammo, any kind.
Start out with sum thing that's common, and readly aviable.
 

or go the other way and use something unique no one else uses
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #34 - Nov 6th, 2014 at 6:58am
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I use Scirocco II 165gr and find them good at all ranges
  
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Reply #35 - Nov 7th, 2014 at 10:43pm
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150gr SST's work great.
  

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Reply #36 - Nov 8th, 2014 at 8:51am
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SST gets my vote if you want to stick to one projectile. They are a good all rounder. I use 150 gr
  
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Reply #37 - Nov 8th, 2014 at 9:30am
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BC wrote on Nov 2nd, 2014 at 6:49pm:
[quote author=0205011514194D0D011405600 link=1414234702/27#27 date=1414915778]I have read nathan fosters knowledge base on projectiles but havnt found the ideal projectiles for nocking animals flat at the ranges I intend to shoot[
95% shot placement. 5% projectile.

Until the internet, no one blamed their hollow point CAC 303 ammo for their failures. They just took it on the chin and muttered “piss poor shot” to themselves.  Smiley And they were probably correct.

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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #38 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 2:12am
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260hunter wrote on Nov 5th, 2014 at 8:14am:
smiddy wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:55am:
why not the 165 btsp interlock?

+1. This is the projectile I use for all around shooting in the 30-06 and it performs well from the muzzle to 450 which is as far as I have shot anything breathing. I would also try the Nosler ballistic tip.

Both have good expansion and do hold together well.



how fast are they going in your 3006?
  
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Reply #39 - Nov 11th, 2014 at 2:39am
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150 grain Nosler BTs or Hornady SSTs or Hornady 168 or 178 A-Max. Don't worry about retained weight, it's not important. Accurate shot placement and delivery of enough energy to kill is all you need worry about. I don't care what my bullets weigh after they have done their job and I also don't care whether they exit or not. Find out what your rifle likes, get out, shoot stuff and enjoy  Smiley
  
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Reply #40 - Nov 13th, 2014 at 11:33pm
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Mond Uk wrote on Nov 1st, 2014 at 7:19pm:
Trout wrote on Oct 31st, 2014 at 5:42am:
Iv found at least 3 to 4   ssts 165 gr under the skin on the op shoulder of stags still weighting about 90gr to 115gr.Being fired from about a 100yds to 250yds,going thru sholder half way down,smashing sholder blades n bones,deer drop on the spot.


i go with that, i keep hunts to 250yd max, but if on paper punching over 300yds i go with another cal, 7-08, 7 Rm etc.


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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #41 - Dec 10th, 2014 at 9:51am
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smiddy wrote on Nov 11th, 2014 at 2:12am:
260hunter wrote on Nov 5th, 2014 at 8:14am:
smiddy wrote on Oct 26th, 2014 at 8:55am:
why not the 165 btsp interlock?

+1. This is the projectile I use for all around shooting in the 30-06 and it performs well from the muzzle to 450 which is as far as I have shot anything breathing. I would also try the Nosler ballistic tip.

Both have good expansion and do hold together well.



how fast are they going in your 3006?

Sorry Smiddy I missed this and have only just seen it.
I am getting 2873 over the chrono average. I could make them go faster b ut they work really well so why bother.

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Reply #42 - Feb 18th, 2015 at 2:07am
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I've been told by the pros that Berger target bullets are great for anything over 500 yards. They are soft and will mushroom when travelling slow. Hard projectiles will pencil through and you put all that energy into the hill behind the animal. I don't think there is one perfect bullet for all ranges.

I use factory Norma 150gr in my 300 wsm at the moment. I shot a big red spiker with it at 100 yards and this deer fell faster than gravity itself. I don't think I'd have the same result at 600 yards (if I could shoot one that far)
  
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Re: 308 projectiles
Reply #43 - Feb 18th, 2015 at 7:53am
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Have I missed the boat! I seem to be the only one using Sierra Gamekings. 150g SPBT, .308. Great grouping(2751fps), reliable expansion and knocks them down...

Anyone else use these past 300m ? Am setting up my rifle for 100-400m. e.g. are they as effective at 400 as 200? Huh
  
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Reply #44 - Feb 21st, 2015 at 5:09am
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G'Day Fella's,

Royal 12, what .30 Cal cartridge are your loading these bullets into?

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