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now that I have my 308 and breaking her in what is everyones go to hunting round? Berger VLD, Barnes TSX, Nosler Accubonds, etc???? I wish they sold a multi pack like 15 of each to try out and see which I like.

Anyone have any laying around they want to get rid of? 15 or so of the TSX or VLD?
 

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I use 150 hornady sst's with great success in my 308. I can give you a few to try out. I'm talking bullet only, not loaded ammo. Don't know if you can get them already loaded. You reload don't you?
 

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hornady makes ammo with their bullets in it. They about $25 a box. I got a box of nosler combined technology bullets that i aint ever opened. I think they are 158 gr. yours if you want um
 

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I use 150 hornady sst's with great success in my 308. I can give you a few to try out. I'm talking bullet only, not loaded ammo. Don't know if you can get them already loaded. You reload don't you?
Hammer, I'm trying to develop a load based on these same bullets. I need it to be accurate in 3 rifles -- two are Browning A-bolts, and one is Remington 700. So far I'm using CCI large rifle primers, and I'm trying to stick with Varget, since I have a lot of it, but I also have a pound of H4895 and would be willing to switch to that if needed. My first attempt was accurate in the Brownings, but not in the Remy. Any suggestions for me?
 

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nonnieselman said:
I have some 110gr Vmax i can load for ya... :D

Oh wait,, what are we hunting?
whitetail does since I can't see any thing with horns on it.

grabbed some TSX today so will load up some of them and some Accubonds on Friday and might shoot some dove with them on sat.
 

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Beladran said:
hornady makes ammo with their bullets in it. They about $25 a box. I got a box of nosler combined technology bullets that i aint ever opened. I think they are 158 gr. yours if you want um
I will take them, you coming to jackson anytime soon? if so let me know and I will meet up with ya. just let me know.

thanks

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Beladran said:
hornady makes ammo with their bullets in it. They about $25 a box. I got a box of nosler combined technology bullets that i aint ever opened. I think they are 158 gr. yours if you want um
I will take them, you coming to jackson anytime soon? if so let me know and I will meet up with ya. just let me know.

thanks

DH
I was there this weekend. in laws live up there. send me a pm with your # in it and i will give you a call
 

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My go to hunting bullet is a Barnes TSX...that's all I will hunt with from now on...They are bad a$$....

Everything I've ever shot with one did not even quiver....DOA

It is my understanding that Berger VLD's are basically target bullets...some say they can be used for hunting...I might be tempted to try some but the Barnes Triple Shocks are so good I don't see much to improve on

IMR 4064 is my powder of choice for 308, next would be Varget and RL15 (as long as it was not extremely hot)
 

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I also shoot 150gr Hornady SST. They are extremely accurate and seem to hold together pretty well on impact. I use Hodgden's H-380 powder. That stuff meters very well. It's the most consistent powder that I've found in terms of grains thrown from a RCBS meter. The load has been great from my abolt but I haven't tested them in the 700. That's got to be done before November.
 

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did you find any TSX 180gr? i think i may have some, could send you a few if you still looking.

my go to for 7mm and 30cal are the accubonds. Great performance and good accuracy.
 

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I stay with the old tried and true Remington 150gr psp. Been around since Moses was in short pants. But I mostly carry revolvers, so that shows how up to speed I am! :lol4:
 

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Ive been using CT's Ballistic Siver Tips (same bullet used in Winchester Supreme) in 168gr. with 44gr of Varget in Winchester brass with either CCI LR or MLR primers (the magnums are safe and add just a little more flame to get complete powder burn).
In my 700 with a 26" Shilen barrel, 1-12 twist, been putting them in 1" groups at 1000 yards. The moly coating really saves my barrel life and makes clean up a WHOLE lot easier. Definitely worth a try. And they're only $20/50 through midwayusa
 

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thanks for bringing that up. didnt realize that the 0 was left out of it. 10" groups at 1K yards. 100 yds = 5 shots in the size of a quarter.
 

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I was wondering why you were selling a rifle that shot 1" groups at 1000yards. I was going to buy an m1a just to trade with ya. Lol
 

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I think if it were shooting that well, Id be wearing a gold medal around my neck and have M1A's given to me. Though, 10" groups at 1K yards is nothing to balk at for most people. Definitely not as good as my ol' M40A3 but then again, I dont shoot as well as I did a couple years ago either. damn IED's.....
 
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