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olegk
02-12-2007, 8:10 PM
Hi guys,
I am going to shoot from 24 inch barrel (Armalite Eagle Arms Ar-10)
Which bullet weight better stabilize?
Thanks for advise

ocabj
02-12-2007, 8:14 PM
I've never seen a barrel chambered for .308 that doesn't have a twist rate that can't shoot a 168 and yet still shoot a 150.

That said, go with the 168 BTHP match bullet from Sierra, Nosler, Hornady, Berger, etc. I'm assuming you have a 1 in 12 or better.

Gunsrruss
02-12-2007, 8:15 PM
It depends on what your barrel twist is. Normal rifles can shoot almost anything. The tighter the twist the heavier the bullet. Both those bullets will do fine in a 1/15 or 16 twist barrel. You get down to 1/12 you need 173/175gr bullets.

thmpr
02-12-2007, 8:17 PM
168 grains.... Do you have a Eagle Arms AR10 lower?

Fjold
02-12-2007, 9:00 PM
Probably 95% of the production 308s made are either a 10" or 12' twist. Remington, Winchester, Savage, Browning, Sako, Ruger, etc all have either a 10 or 12 twist barrel.

My Remington 308 in 1:10" twist will shoot the 110 grain half jackets all the way up to 200 grain bullets without a problem. Outside of a custom barrel maker you will not find 30 caliber barrels with a twist slower than 1:12" or faster than 1:9"

If you have a faster twist barrel is does not mean that you have to shoot heavier bullets. It's that a longer bullet requires a faster twist.

olegk
02-12-2007, 9:00 PM
HAS-25 Hesse lower
I almost sure she has 1:12'' twist

C.G.
02-13-2007, 2:11 AM
HAS-25 Hesse lower
I almost sure she has 1:12'' twist


Hopefully, your lower has no twist at all.:D

.50DE
02-13-2007, 2:16 AM
168 grain Federal Gold Medal Match is hard to beat with the Sierra BTHP. I notice your in OC also, start hitting the ammo tables at the gun show, you can usually get it for 19 bucks a box, sure beats close to 30 by mail order or god knows how much over the counter

five.five-six
02-13-2007, 2:55 AM
168 grain Federal Gold Medal Match is hard to beat with the Sierra BTHP. I notice your in OC also, start hitting the ammo tables at the gun show, you can usually get it for 19 bucks a box, sure beats close to 30 by mail order or god knows how much over the counter

+1 on gunshow match ammo. I pay ~$50 for a box of 50 hand loads that shoot hole for hole at 100 yards and about 1/2 inch at 200 yards 1:11 twist 24" ss bbl dpms