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.308 Couple quick questions

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by HKLovingIT, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles
    I have a new rifle coming in, PTR 91 in .308. My first .308.

    I picked up some ammo at my local stores to hold me over until my online order arrives.

    I got PMC Bronze which has always been good for me in pistols and 5.56. It was $18 per 20.

    I also found 50 round boxes of CBC brand that I believe it said was made in Brazil. Any word on that? It was $39 per box of 50. I didn't buy any as I had never heard of it before.

    What were pre-frenzy prices on .308 like? Just want to have a reference for how much the stuff has increased.

  2. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
    You'll go broke shooting a .308 unless you reload. Period.

  3. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Aug 20, 2010
    Out On The Tiles

    That's what I'm thinking too. It ain't cheap. :wow:
  4. SpectreRider

    SpectreRider Armed Citizen

    Pre frenzy .56- .87 per round depending on quality. Surplus stuff a bit cheaper. In the range around 87 cents you could get Federal gold medal match loaded with sierra bthp.

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  5. PghJim


    Apr 21, 2005
    You have not said what type of shooting you are going to be doing. Hunting is completly different than long range precision. I am into long range small groups, and to do that to a satisfactory level your will need to reload or handload. Every rifle is different and you will need to taylor case, primer, powder and bullet to match your gun. I do not know anything about the gun you are getting, but with a good gun and handloads you should be able to get down to a quarter inch at 100. The most accurate ammo is Federal 168gr match, but it may not be the most accurate in your gun. With a good gun you might make it to a half an inch at 100. The last time I purchased 308 match it was around $28 for 20 rounds. If you find any at 0.87 a round that would be a fantastic price for Federal match at $17.40 a box. Unless you want to bid on it, I have not seen 308 match ammo anywhere.
  6. Sheepdog689

    Sheepdog689 NRA Life Member

    Oct 24, 2010
    I'm using Silver Bear, Brown Bear and Tula in my PTR91 for range use. It may not be as accurate as Federal, Remington or the other pricier ammo....but it goes bang every time and puts a hole in the paper where I want it to.

    If you're planning on reloading you will need to get a port buffer for the PTR. They eject the empty case so hard that it puts a dent in the side of the shell case. I don't reload, that's one of the reasons I'm using steel case ammo...also it's a LOT cheaper at $8 to $10 a box of 20.

    Just don't shoot any brass ammo after steel until you clean your rifle. The steel doesn't expand in the chamber as much as brass so there will be more residue in the chamber that will interfere with the brass ammo seating and ejecting properly.
  7. rustytxrx


    Oct 17, 2012
    Accuracy is not cheap. Even if you reload comments and you time can get expensive. Buying accuracy OTC can be a cas hog if you are shottin matches.

    Fact is I didnt by my FNAR and Kahles scope to shoot poor groups. Instead of reloading the best thing for me to do is find a few overtime hours in the pharmacy and use the money for 308'bullets.

  8. PghJim


    Apr 21, 2005
    The hole accuracy thing is expensive. My latest custom 308 cost over $5,000 with a Nightforce scope. Exactly what are your goals?
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

    Sep 24, 1999
    Hartford, Vermont
    Reload your own .308s sir. The satisfaction will be all yours.