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308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Jun 16th, 2018 at 9:02pm
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16 barrel tikka 308 with shultz and larsen hardcore suppressor. I was thinking 150gr accubonds but not sure how well they will
expand at 300? They claim a minimum impact velocity of 1800fps which they will retain right out to roughly 400 but does anyone have real world experience to provide feedback?

Otherwise im thinking the old faithful 150gr SST. Theres also the soft point options but the lower bc might reduce my ability to make it 300 capable? Thoughts?

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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #1 - Jun 16th, 2018 at 9:51pm
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ummmmm dont over think it.... 0-300 is pretty much bread n butter for .308 always has been. unless your velocity is really crappy from short barrel (which it shouldnt be if loading it right) pick a projectile and if its accurate go forth and use it. hornady make good pills as do speer,nosler and many others....
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 8:29am
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I use 130gr ttsx, accurate in my rifle. Ive had good results with them on red stags @340 yards.
Not the cheapest though!
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #3 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 8:52am
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Agree with MD...std cup and core easy good to 300. Moderately paced 150gr hot cor are my flavour
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #4 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 12:31pm
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Micky Duck wrote on Jun 16th, 2018 at 9:51pm:
ummmmm dont over think it.... 0-300 is pretty much bread n butter for .308 always has been. unless your velocity is really crappy from short barrel (which it shouldnt be if loading it right) pick a projectile and if its accurate go forth and use it. hornady make good pills as do speer,nosler and many others....


You are right. I am over thinking it with all these options. I have knocked over plenty of deer with a .243 and plain jane softpoints. Funny how once you start looking to reload and get thrown all these new options it suddenly seems so complicated haha. I looked at the price of accubonds.. think ill pass on them. Hornady SST or Interlock it will be I think.
  

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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #5 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 5:27pm
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for what its worth my last 2 deer were shot at 300ish with 140grn hornady softpoints
the pig I head shot at 10 yards didnt like the 180grn round nose hornady from .308 either
they still make plurry good projectiles ,they havent got worse just cause there are other newer flasherer ones now Grin Grin Grin
for bush hunting what the heck do we want a plastic tip for???? Grin Grin
  
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Reply #6 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 7:23pm
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I am an absolute fan of Hornady spire points. 150gn for 308 and 130gn for 270. So saying that I have a Tikka 308 with suppressor and 16 inch barrel. Asked people in the same boat and they all swore by the 130gn TTSX. They said that loading with a faster powder will give you 2900 fps even in the short barrel. There is significant velocity loss in a barrel that length with standard loads. This makes for a comfortable 300m load. I got 100 loaded up and have been killing deer from 20m to 300m and they are working very well. While I don't usually buy flashy projectiles these are the berries. Wink
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #7 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 7:47am
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Id go with 168 grain ELD-M. Very good BC, which will make up for loss of velocity, good terminal performance at low velocity, and relatively cheap.

TTTSX need high velocity to do their best work. They will do the job well up close, but there are much better options if you shoot out to 300m or more. I have used them in the distant past, but had too many failures at 250+m (and twice the price).
  
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Reply #8 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 3:02pm
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i am using 130gr TTSX in my 17'' .308 T3. My average velocity is about 2963.5 FPS. this is running a compressed load!
I am getting consistent .5 - .75 MOA at 100 yards.
The TTSX kills very well.
Pm me if you would like recipe

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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #9 - Jun 20th, 2018 at 4:05pm
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I wonder how the Hornady 160gr ftx projectile would go?
I've found the 30-30 projectiles in a 308 are devastating on goats, but the usual flat or round nose versions would be crap at 300m, the pointed ftx might do okay.
  
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Reply #10 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 6:42am
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130 ttsx all day.
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #11 - Jun 21st, 2018 at 9:26am
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130 ttsx is ideal, expand consistently on all animal sizes but pretty expensive and not really necessary  Grin get 3010 out a 18" barrel. Can't go wrong with the 150 gr interlocks! loving the belmonts at $29 a box.
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #12 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 9:22am
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If your going to use 150 interlocks just buy the belmont loaded ammo. At $125 for 100 rounds delivered.... go mean out of my 18 tikka...
  
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #13 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 1:53pm
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Hi all
For bush hunting I have a round nose for sneaking through the jungle, and if I see an animal on a slip past 100m then I just quietly extract the RN and load a spritzer which are under the RN in the magazine. In my 243 I use a speer 105 RN (don't think you can get them now) and underneath in the mag I load some 95gn ballistic tips for longer range. This works well in that any animals in the thick stuff you have got a projectile that will buck the brush better and when  connects it does a great job. In my 7-08 I use a 154 RN, and fill the mag with either 150 ballistic tips or 154 Hornady SPs. I will be doing the same with my 30-06 that I am developing loads for.
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Re: 308 Bushpig projectile for 0 - 300 metres.
Reply #14 - Jun 22nd, 2018 at 6:09pm
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Ruger...I use the big fat 180grn hornady like that in 08.....terminal preformance on 45lb sow impressed me,went in above eye ,through neck and came to rest at 3rd nipple mushroomed wonderfully.
  
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