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Figured for fun i would start a thread on what is your favorite .308 round, mine is the Federal powershock 150 grain loads, accurate and cost is not bad at around $20-$22 a box of 20.
 

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My favorite ammo for a 308 Winchester is a 155gr A-Max under a heaping helping of H4895.
 

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my 308 ammo is 150gr hornady round nose with a little charge of imr4350
 

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Figured for fun i would start a thread on what is your favorite .308 round, mine is the Federal powershock 150 grain loads, accurate and cost is not bad at around $20-$22 a box of 20.
Specific lots of M118 and my hand loads. I still have some XM118 and M118 which I save. Can't find either them much anymore
 

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For Hunting: 165gr. Speer Hot Core, pushed by Win 748.

For plinking and match work: 175gr SMK with a stiff punch of 748.
 

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My favorite factory load would be the Federal 165 grain deer thugs, and I just recently loaded some 125 grain bullets, both Sierra Soft Points and Nosler Ballistic Tips over 46 grains of IMR 4064 and Winchester large rifle primers. The loads with light bullets seem promising but are earmarked for my 12 year old niece's first deer season.

For a plinking/varmint load a 125 or 130 grain bullet on top of 43 grains of IMR 4320 is a very accurate 100 yard load.

I know there's nothing innovative or original about these loads, but I'm relatively new to the .308 as I've only owned one for about a year now.
 

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If I need to purchase factory .308 ammunition my favorite is Winchester with 150 grain power points, but I like my own reloads better. My .308s shoot just about any brand of 150 grain loads accurately, using either Varget or WW-748 powders.:)
 

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In my .308, my favorite load are the Federal, 150 grSP and the Win. silver tip 150 gr. I mostly shoot my reloaded ammo with IMR 3031 or IMR 4064 and 150 gr. SP, either Sierra or Hornady's. I do like the 168 gr Match for target. I have loaded the .308 for many years and have loaded about any thing. Some one said they liked the round point which I have loaded and the .308 with .224 sabots but cannot find the sabots anymore. I still have some 110gr. hollowpoints left, but just a few. I,m shooting a Rem. 700, 1983 ADL which still look like new. Today I'm fixing a Sears/Roebuck .45 Kentucky made in Japan by Miruku, need a rear sight, muzzle season comes in in Oct..I'm going to try it out, but in modern season it'll be my Rem..308...
 

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Being English I have to be awkward don't I? Because you just say 308, I assumed any 308 calibre, so mine has to be the 300 H&H with Nosler factory Accubond. Awesome performance out of my T/C Custom Shop barrel.
 

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My favorite .308 round is a .30-06 cartridge loaded with 180 grain bullet over a charge of 54 grains of one of the 4350s.
My Favorite 308 Winchester load is for an Encore pistol and is a 130/135 grain bullet over 36 grains of IMR 4198.
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My favorite is similar to broom_jm's. I like the 168 Hornady A-MAX with either IMR -4895 or IMR 4064, The A-Max has the same AMP jacket as their Match bullets, so they cost a bit more, but unlike the Match, the A-Max are an expanding bullet suitable for lighter big game. The load I have settled on with either of those powders will shoot 1/2 MOA. I have a Steyr FAL and a Ruger Gunsite Scout, but shoot cannelured bullets with them so I can put a crimp on those loads. The .308 that I've been shooting a lot lately, about 600 rounds this summer, is a left hand Remington with heavy varmint barrel, H-S precision stock and Timney trigger. Scope is a Nikon M-308 in a DNZ mount.
 

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My old Winchester 88 308 likes hornadys 150 grain sst. 165 grains are pretty good. I have yet to find a 308 that likes 180's.


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My favorite deer hunting load for my Marlin 308winchester is a little different. it's a 170gr Speer Flatnose over Rel-15 or Winchester 748. 2500fps and kills deer VERY dead. It's amazing how well that 30-30 bullet works at 308win velocities.

In my Rock River LAR-8, I like the 150gr SST over 48grs of Win 748. Shoots around .5" more days than not. It also likes the 170gr Speer Flatnose too and has given one of the smallest groups I've ever shot. IIRC, it was .163"

My Remington 750 carbine isn't particularly fussy, but It seems to do well with a 150gr SST or Hornady RN over 3031. groups run around 1.25" and get 2700fps from the stubby 18" barrel.

For varmints, my 308win Marlin LOVES the speer 130gr HP over IMR4895. that load and gun has given me the single smallest group I've ever shot with ANY rifle. That $300 gun and that hunting bullet shot an amazing .101" for three shots. It will normally stay right around .5" but no woodchuck or coyote will ever know the difference. Those bullets take 'chucks apart like they swallowed an M-80.
 

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A little late gettin here, But a good one I worked up was 150 gr Rem bronze point with a win case rem lr primer and 43.5 gr of IMR 4895. Shoots well out of my huntin partners Rem Mod 750 and my Win mod 88.

My 40X loved 168 gr Sierras MK with a dose of 40.0 gr of IMR 3031.But that was going back a few yrs:p
 

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Favorite factory load was the old, original 180 grain Silvertip. Whooped on critters like two hammers of Thor.

Favorite handload is a spoonful of IMR-3031 under a Winchester 150 grain Power Point.
 

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Being English I have to be awkward don't I? Because you just say 308, I assumed any 308 calibre, so mine has to be the 300 H&H with Nosler factory Accubond. Awesome performance out of my T/C Custom Shop barrel.
Most of the time when someone speaks of .308, they usualy mean .308 win. If just speaking of .308 bullets, they can be for a number of cartridges.
 

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Favorite factory load was the old, original 180 grain Silvertip. Whooped on critters like two hammers of Thor.

Favorite handload is a spoonful of IMR-3031 under a Winchester 150 grain Power Point.
I agree, I always liked the Win. silvertips. have some here for the .308 Win. and some still here for the .270. and yes, I'm still using IMR 3031 and IMR 4064 in most of my loadings....I like BL-C2 for my .204 Ruger but have used IMR 3031 in it also.
 
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