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What bullet weight do you .308 shooters use? I've used the 165 grain Hornady GMX (good results) and this past season I used the

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  • What bullet weight do you .308 shooters use? I've used the 165 grain Hornady GMX (good results) and this past season I used the

    What bullet weight do you .308 shooters use? I've used the 165 grain Hornady GMX (good results) and this past season I used the 165 grain SST (which I wasn't too pleased with). I'm going to start reloading and I've heard that a 150 grain may get me better results. Any opinions on bullet brands and weights that I should try out?! Any help would be much appreciated!

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    Should of mentioned that I'm hunting the mighty whitetail!

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    • #3
      165 or 150 grain nosler accubond. Deadly accurate and great expansion.

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      • #4
        My favorite deer load in .308 before the proliferation of Barnes Triple Shock bullets was the 165 Speer Grand Slam when that was a factory load and 180 grain Nosler Partitions for elk in the timber.

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        • #5
          Lots of good choices for deer. 165gr nosler, hornady, remingtron, basic sp or spbt. Premium bullets for the bigger game.

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          • #6
            I'm testing some 165 grain Hornady Interlocks in mine along with some 150 grain Hornady Interlocks for accuracy. I was going to try some 165 Hornady SST's. What didn't you like about the SST's ?

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            • #7
              My old Remington 788 and my son's Ruger 77 both like Hornady 150 grain Interlocks ahead of a healthy charge of IMR 4064.

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              • #8
                I like the 150 grain Hornady SST. I get great results on whitetail. I have used the Speer Gran Slam in 165 grain, I experienced too much meat damage, now these are 20 year old tips, maybe they are different now.

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                • #9
                  I use Hornady's 7mm/08 139Gr SSt-Lm on White Tales in S.Ga and N.Fla. with great Success on 200+Lb Deer.
                  What's wrong with your SST Ammo, Bad bullet Placement, too longer a shot, Real Heavy cover, in 28Yr of using this Cal. I have never had a deer move then 2Feet when Hit, in the Neck,Lungs or chest.

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                  • #10
                    Well, maybe it was me. But I made goods shot on several deer that should of put them down but 2 of them I shot managed to run 150-200 yards before going down and the holes looked pretty small. On one of the deer a shot was questionable while the other shot was well placed. Maybe I shouldn't judge by only shooting 3 deer with it! I did drop a stud at 190 yards with the SST's though. I'll pick up another box of SST's to reload. Anybody ever used the Remington Accutip's? I was thinking about picking up a box!

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                    • #11
                      I loaded some 165 SST's in .308 a couple of years ago for a guy and he told me the same thing that you did. He thought they ran too far. I just got rid of a 25-06 for that reason I don't want another instance of the same. I do know that the Hornady Interlocks are a very good bullet and perform great on whitetails.

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                      • #12
                        Accutips are Hornady SST's with a different color tip made for Remington, so it is the same pig with different lipstick....

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                        • #13
                          Of the three loads I have tried so far the Remington CoreLokt 180gr did pretty well on paper during the sight in. The 180gr Federal Prem. Barnes MRX killed a bear at short range quite handily but shot 2 1/2 groups at 100. The Barnes Vortx with 150gr TTSX has been the most accurate on paper but I have not used it one deer yet. I am hoping the 165/168gr Barnes will shoot well and if it does I will just use that for deer and elk. I have not been able to get any due to the current panic.

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                          • #14
                            I'd lean towards a 150 gr. for deer unless your rifle likes something else particularlly well.

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                            • #15
                              WAM, that's what I kinda thought when I first looked at them but i wasn't too sure. I'll try some Barnes bullets and see how they work out!

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