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Reply #45 - Feb 21st, 2015 at 7:09am
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Reply #46 - Feb 22nd, 2015 at 12:44am
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Macker wrote on Feb 18th, 2015 at 7:53am:
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

Macker no worries with your projs or load mate - your recipe is the same one I've been using for years on goats through fallow to reds and pigs from 50m out to 350m (not dialling so I'm limited to holdover out to 350m) and they perform perfectly - the few runners I've had have been due to my not placing the bullet in the engine room to best effect. I've always had excellent penetration (often exiting out to 200m), excellent expansion on recovered projs, and proj often recovered on larger animals (fallow bucks, pigs and reds) under the skin on the off-side shoulder, proj weight retention around 75%.  Not sure on those closer shots as the proj goes through but good leaky exit holes and mostly bang-flops. Wink
  
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Reply #47 - Feb 22nd, 2015 at 10:34am
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My new rem 700 sps in 308 which im about to start using i think it has a 1-12 twist. Im not going to be shooting the longer distances  much, maybe out to 350m max, more  than likely 150 m and under.
Sticking with factory ammo at this stage so have decided on 150gr REM corelolts for the ranges im likely to be doing 95 pcent of time.
I suppose i cant go wrong with that can i??
Plus sounds like 1-12 twist prefers lighter bullets so as not often going to be shooting long distances went with the corelolts rather than the ssts or something heavier.
  
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Reply #48 - Feb 23rd, 2015 at 8:15am
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Starting to quite enjoy this forum. Lately I've decided to take more interest in more technical aspects of shooting, once I get my gun set up better I'm going to spend some time playing around with longer range out to abut 350 ish. Be interesting to see how my load goes at longer range..
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Reply #49 - Feb 23rd, 2015 at 5:45pm
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ive been loading 150 grain accubonds into Winchester brass with 44.5 grains of adi2208 shoots half inch groups if my shootings upto it the only thing iv shot with them so far has been to bull tahr at 60m smashed the first one over boom flop but the second ran but he was dead on his feet didn't hit the shoulder just slighting behind it hard to judge the shoulder on tahr as there shoulders are further forward compared to deer
  
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Reply #50 - Feb 24th, 2015 at 6:31am
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sounds like you finnaly got her sorted Wink
  
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Reply #51 - Feb 28th, 2015 at 11:27pm
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I'm looking forward to trying some 150gr nosler partitions when my scope gets back from warranty.Intended as a stag loading. Wink

for what its worth the humble cheap 150gr speer that comes in the federal power shok loadings works bloody well I've found.
  

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Reply #52 - Mar 1st, 2015 at 2:38am
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Mr Ar-15 wrote on Feb 28th, 2015 at 11:27pm:
I'm looking forward to trying some 150gr nosler partitions when my scope gets back from warranty.Intended as a stag loading. Wink

for what its worth the humble cheap 150gr speer that comes in the federal power shok loadings works bloody well I've found.


The 100gr Fed powershoks in 243 are just awesome as well Smiley Smiley Smiley
  
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Reply #53 - Mar 1st, 2015 at 11:01pm
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I have used Nosler 150gr BT for the last 8yrs in my 300wsm at various ranges from 25mtr to 450mtr and fojnd them excellent.  Just need to try a different powder on the loads to get it shooting sweeter. Through my 308 just use 150 corelockt. Happy with them out to 300mtrs.
  
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Reply #54 - Mar 2nd, 2015 at 12:02am
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The down fall to nosler accubonds is there price any one know where to get them cheap?
  
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Reply #55 - Oct 13th, 2015 at 6:40am
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Im using 180SST knocked over some Tahr out at 350 400 coupe weeks back and as close as 10 mtrs moving pretty slow but do the trick
  
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Zacko wrote on Oct 13th, 2015 at 6:40am:
Im using 180SST knocked over some Tahr out at 350 400 coupe weeks back and as close as 10 mtrs moving pretty slow but do the trick


Not having as much faith in this pill now such mixed results im going to give the 165 a nudge and a hollow point berger I think
  
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300wsm for life wrote on Mar 1st, 2015 at 11:01pm:
I have used Nosler 150gr BT for the last 8yrs in my 300wsm at various ranges from 25mtr to 450mtr and fojnd them excellent.  Just need to try a different powder on the loads to get it shooting sweeter. Through my 308 just use 150 corelockt. Happy with them out to 300mtrs.

right on there mate Wink Wink core lokts all day out to 300
just brought a 300WSM as well . Great calibre
  

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madfish71 wrote on Feb 22nd, 2015 at 10:34am:
Plus sounds like 1-12 twist prefers lighter bullets


From what I have been reading, off the Shilen website, 1-12" will stabilise up to 170gr projectiles. Have a read here:

http://www.shilen.com/calibersAndTwists.html ;  Smiley
  
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Reply #59 - Jun 10th, 2016 at 11:39am
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SakoLove wrote on Jun 10th, 2016 at 10:36am:
madfish71 wrote on Feb 22nd, 2015 at 10:34am:
Plus sounds like 1-12 twist prefers lighter bullets


From what I have been reading, off the Shilen website, 1-12" will stabilise up to 170gr projectiles. Have a read here:

http://www.shilen.com/calibersAndTwists.html   Smiley

Smiley You  right. My Rem loves the 165gr ssts.  Changed from the corelolts as started using it at longer ranges.

I think a 1-12 prefers lighter bullets compared to a 1-10 twist which is what i meant to say but both can handle a reasonable weight Smiley.  i prefer the 150ssts at the moment but i use both (150sst 165sst)
  
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