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inspectorjj
04-06-2011, 4:12 PM
I just bought a Browning BLR in the .308 caliber. I started by purchasing Hornady 150 gr. Superperformance SST at 3000 fps. and Muzzle energy at 2997 ft. lbs. I have been considering using the same ammo in 165 gr. hoping that my groups will be smaller than 2 inches at 100 yards. My question to your members is: "What is the best and most accurate ammo that I can use for hogs and deer between 100 and 300 yards"? I try to emphasize accuracy.
Also, if there are tips that any of you could give me would be well appreciated.

Knife Edge
04-06-2011, 4:22 PM
Hornaday A-Max 168 grain should get you close, from what I've been working on lately.

pdugan6
04-06-2011, 4:55 PM
i use winchester balistic silvertip 168g and it drops pigs all day long. at 100 yds i can get the rare .6 moa 3 shot group and average right at 1moa

Jpach
04-06-2011, 5:08 PM
That depends on YOUR gun.

My old DPMS .308 setup produced HORRIBLE groups with Federal Gold Match 168gr SMK, but then shot beautifully with handloads.

I would definitely try out any 168 and 178 gr amax loads that you can find.

AeroEngi
04-06-2011, 5:37 PM
Agree with the Hornady A-Max 168gr. Very consistent and accurate! So far, it's the best factory .308 ammo I've shot.

Fjold
04-06-2011, 6:41 PM
That depends on YOUR gun.

My old DPMS .308 setup produced HORRIBLE groups with Federal Gold Match 168gr SMK, but then shot beautifully with handloads.

I would definitely try out any 168 and 178 gr amax loads that you can find.

+1, There is no ammo that will work the best in every gun. You have to try different loads until you find the one that your gun likes.

inspectorjj
04-07-2011, 5:12 PM
+1, There is no ammo that will work the best in every gun. You have to try different loads until you find the one that your gun likes.

Are you speaking of different brands at the same gr. size?

Knife Edge, AeroEngi: Thanks for the accuraccy, Is this a hunting tip?

pdugan6: Thanks, I will try that with the Hornady.

AeroEngi
04-07-2011, 5:15 PM
It's a polymer tip for an increased ballistic coefficient.

Fjold
04-07-2011, 7:59 PM
Any change in ammuntion will shoot differently in most guns. If you change brand with the same weight bullet or change weight of bullet within the same brand, there will be almost always some difference in how your gun shoots it.

Bigtwin
04-07-2011, 8:36 PM
"Best ammo", is the one you reload for your gun! After much trial, you find what loads suit your needs!

Wnick308
04-07-2011, 9:48 PM
168gr. SMK or 168gr. A-Max bullets group real nice between 100 to 600 yards.
The Hornady A-Max 168 gr. Match ammo is some really good stuff to use but just like what everyone else says use other ammo and see what happens.

Legasat
04-07-2011, 11:16 PM
One of my rifles loves the Federal Gold Match, the other, not so much.

MrPlink
04-08-2011, 4:37 AM
That depends on YOUR gun.



yep, test as much as you can, or better yet, roll your own

Sikhawk
04-08-2011, 11:32 AM
black hills 168

inspectorjj
04-11-2011, 5:28 PM
Update: I went hog hunting with the Hornady Super Performance 150 gr. SST. When we cut the bullet out of the hog, less than 50% was left. I was very disappointed. The next bullets that I will try is the Hornady 178 gr. A-Max and the Black Hills 168 gr.

Ding126
04-11-2011, 5:33 PM
You will have to shoot different brands, weights etc to see what YOUR rifle likes best. Some factory ammo works better than others.

To get the best groups really comes down to loading your own.

inspectorjj
04-11-2011, 5:48 PM
You will have to shoot different brands, weights etc to see what YOUR rifle likes best. Some factory ammo works better than others.

To get the best groups really comes down to loading your own.

Since I'm not interested in loading my own, I will take your advice on different ammo brands and grain sizes until I find what is best for my gun for hunting purposes.

Even though I have a couple of pistols for protection, I'm not into the SHTF paranoia.