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Popular 308 bullet for hunting?

Discussion in 'GATE Long-Range Shooting' started by jetdefiant, Feb 23, 2011.


  1. jetdefiant

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    I'm completely new to the 308 caliber and I eventually want to hunt with my remington 700. My question is what is a popular grain bullet for mid to long range hunting? Twist rates important to consider as well?
     
  2. Zak Smith

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    You want the "hunting bullet" that is (1) most accurate in your rifle and (2) has the highest bc. This is found by experimentation since every rifle is different. For a .308, your range will be typically 150-175gr.

    Using "match" bullets for hunting is controversial. I know many people who have had success using their regular match loads on game, but they are excellent marksmen as well.