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Well my 308 ammo came in today that I ordered directly from Federal. I ordered four boxes. I looked today and it was out of stock again. Certainly didn’t get a bargain on the price but not too bad maybe $10 over sale price per box. Looking forward to shooting my Browning BAR carbine 308 at 200 yards this week I’ll post the results. Only shot it out to 100 yards and I have it about dead on at a distance. I think it’s going to be my primary rifle I like the way it handles.
 

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Some long distance shooting would be fun. Only shot my BAR out to 100 on my own property so I’d have to find a range...that ain’t happening!
 

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BAR's shoot great at distance.
I've shot a few shots at 450 yards and got about an 10 inch group.
But that was prone off the ground.
Yet to drag a bench up the field to see what it really can do.
Hoping to do that in Feb.

What grain did you get??
 

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BAR's shoot great at distance.
I've shot a few shots at 450 yards and got about an 10 inch group.
But that was prone off the ground.
Yet to drag a bench up the field to see what it really can do.
Hoping to do that in Feb.

What grain did you get??
165. I tried 180 grain core loks to start, but the groups were bigger than with the federals. I read that with my short barrel, carbine, 150,s or 165s would be more accurate. Shooting close to an inch group with the federals at 100 yards, and they are the bear claw bullets, which I like, and have a lot of experience with out of my 35 Whelen. IMG_3176.jpg IMG_3177.jpg
 
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In the 308 Winchester 100 carbine that I owned and many guys I know that hunt with a 308 , I bet less than 30 percent of them had great luck with shooting 180's . Way better tight groups with 150's and 165's . But in all the 30-06's that I own and the 06's the 180 do the trick with tight groups . In my Winchester 100 I was lucky to keep a 3 inch group at 100 yards with 180 Core-Lokts . Switched to 165 and the group dropped to 1 1/4 inch without touching the scope . Then I switched guns in 1985 when I bought my 1st Browning Bar and never looked back .
 

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In the 308 Winchester 100 carbine that I owned and many guys I know that hunt with a 308 , I bet less than 30 percent of them had great luck with shooting 180's . Way better tight groups with 150's and 165's . But in all the 30-06's that I own and the 06's the 180 do the trick with tight groups . In my Winchester 100 I was lucky to keep a 3 inch group at 100 yards with 180 Core-Lokts . Switched to 165 and the group dropped to 1 1/4 inch without touching the scope . Then I switched guns in 1985 when I bought my 1st Browning Bar and never looked back .
When I heard you talking about the browning BAR a while back on here is what got me interested.You’re a big reason I bought mine. Glad I did!
 

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Interesting.
My 7400 carbine in 30-06 absolutely loves 150gr Rem core-loks, plunks em right next to each other.
My .308 BLR hates the 150's, but likes 165"s.
 

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every rifle is different to be as accurate as possible you owe it to yourself to pattern your rifle with different loads. That includes different bullets, different bullet weights, and different amounts of powder, thats why reloading is so accurate, you end up building a bullet that fits your gun. I always chuckle when I have a conversation with somone about what they shoot. "whatcha shooting out of it?" "150gr coreloks", "oh yeah? whys that, they shoot good out of it?" "no thats just what I shoot" lol ookkk
 

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There can be significant variations in different lots of factory ammo. I mostly shoot handloads but was given a box of Hornady superformance 200gr. Whelen . I was shooting 3 round cloverleafs at 100 yds. Bought 2 more boxes and they shoot 2 1/2 - 3 inch groups.
 

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My Sako doesn't shoot anything, that I have found, above 165 grains well. Even 165s are iffy. In the past, 150 gr. Core-lokts were one holers. Now it doesn't. Federal Blue Box is what I use for deer.

My POS Savage Axis II shoots everything I have tried into one ragged hole. Pisser actually.
 

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When I traded with a well known HC member for my rare BAR he gave me a load of 308 ammo as well. Probably more than I’ll ever use, especially with the shortage now.
I went with the factory 308s he gave me (which are not available anymore)
They are Speer Nitrex 180 gr Grand Slam cartridges. They shoot well for me at about an inch at 100 yds. He gave me some handloads as well that he said were very accurate. Shooting 1 or 2 cartridges per year, they will last me a while! 🤣
 

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Shot today at 215 yards according to my rangefinder. Federal Premium 165 grain Trophy Bonded Tip. Two shots about 1.5 inches apart and 4 inches low. Then I shot 3 shots at 100 sitting on the ground off my knees and they were dead on and about 2 inches apart. So, I am very happy with that. Was thinking about maybe bumping it up a little to be dead on at 200, but I hate to touch the adjustments, sometimes things go haywire. lol
 

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Great stuff here - I don't think I ever posted about this so here goes. I bought a Tikka T-3X in 270 in 2019 to go on a sheep hunt in 20. I have never owned or used a scope before. I took it out to Hudson farms to shoot. With some help with sighting in and all that encompasses I was hitting plates consistently at 600 yards. That was incredibly fun and will be doing it again in the spring and summer. The guy mentioned that in a couple more trips I will be consistent at 1000-1200 yards. I could not even see the targets at 600 yards without the scope. Shooting is so much fun. I have enjoyed it at 100 yards for 50 years but the distance stuff is great fun too. I am slowly getting through boxes of different ammunition to find the right one to get the custom dial done.
 

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In the 308 Winchester 100 carbine that I owned and many guys I know that hunt with a 308 , I bet less than 30 percent of them had great luck with shooting 180's . Way better tight groups with 150's and 165's . But in all the 30-06's that I own and the 06's the 180 do the trick with tight groups . In my Winchester 100 I was lucky to keep a 3 inch group at 100 yards with 180 Core-Lokts . Switched to 165 and the group dropped to 1 1/4 inch without touching the scope . Then I switched guns in 1985 when I bought my 1st Browning Bar and never looked back .
That's strange. Mine likes 180's. The 150's were minute of deer and that was all. 180's cut holes. Mine has an 18.5 inch barrel.
 

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Shot today at 215 yards according to my rangefinder. Federal Premium 165 grain Trophy Bonded Tip. Two shots about 1.5 inches apart and 4 inches low. Then I shot 3 shots at 100 sitting on the ground off my knees and they were dead on and about 2 inches apart. So, I am very happy with that. Was thinking about maybe bumping it up a little to be dead on at 200, but I hate to touch the adjustments, sometimes things go haywire. lol
Great grouping at 215 yds!!!
 

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Shot today at 215 yards according to my rangefinder. Federal Premium 165 grain Trophy Bonded Tip. Two shots about 1.5 inches apart and 4 inches low. Then I shot 3 shots at 100 sitting on the ground off my knees and they were dead on and about 2 inches apart. So, I am very happy with that. Was thinking about maybe bumping it up a little to be dead on at 200, but I hate to touch the adjustments, sometimes things go haywire. lol

I like to sight my rifles in for MPBR

If you sighted in your 308 to 3" high at 135 that would give you a MPBR of 275 yards. 2.7" high at 100, 2.3" high at 200 and 4" low at 275 yards. Put the x on the center of the kill zone anywhere from 0 to 275 yards and you don't have to think about anything but a nice squeeze of the trigger.
 

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I stopped at the WalMart in Littleton, NH yesterday. I couldn't believe they had Federal 308 ammo on the shelf. I bought all the 150 Grain for my BLR. They still had 168 grain on the shelf.
 




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