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Old October 13, 2012, 03:56 AM   #26
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Does anyone sell (yes, sell) reloads using the 165gr Game King?
federal premium 165 ammo is loaded with sierra bullets.
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Old October 14, 2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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Lloyd is right Robertsig, The Federal Premium 165Gr. Gamekings have shot real well in two .308 rifles I've played with. Try the cheaper loads first though as they may do quite well in your rifle. As I understand it the Tikkas generally shoot quite well.
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:23 AM   #28
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+1 on AMAX 155 bullets from Hornady. IMO, these are probably the perfect bullet for the 308, given it's relative powder capacity, range, and performance. It is a "target" bullet, but it penetrates well and expands well for hunting use.

I really appreciate its accuracy and performance in this round.

Else I shoot the Lapua 155gr Scenar bullets for long range. They work well, but I do not know whether they would be considered a hunting bullet. They take the jump to the lands well.
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Old October 17, 2012, 10:13 AM   #29
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GameKing, SST, A-Max. I can't decide! I assume my Tikka will do well with all of them, but I don't have the time to test much at the moment.
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Old October 18, 2012, 11:08 AM   #30
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I've always had sub-MOA groups with Sierra hunting bullets in .223, .243 and in .30. That goes back to before the name "Game King".
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Old October 27, 2012, 11:30 AM   #31
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RobertSig

Regardless of the bullet that you pick if long range is your objective you can't neglect the enviromental factors. The use of balistic software can make a difference.

Have you had the opportunity to see "Magpul: The Art of the Precision Rifle"

I've found it interesting and instructional.
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Old October 27, 2012, 01:28 PM   #32
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You got me thinking, a dangerous thing, I know.

I'm a beginner reloader and I've been thinking about some of the same things you are brought up.

My objective is to replicate/improve the performance of the Federal GMM 168grain HPBT. But use a Hornady 150 grain SP bullet. Why Hornady? Because I got 500 of them for free when I bought my Lock n Load AP press.

I know its going to be difficult because of the BC difference between the two bullets. So what I did is take a couple of Federal GMM apart.



The Varget powder is on the left and the powder from the Federal GMM on the right. I measured both of the federal and they came out to 43.9 and 43.8 grains.

As you can see the color is different but otherwise the powder looks very similar. Obviously I will be following the manual powder recomendations for the bullet I'm using, but I thought you guys might find this info interesting.
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:34 PM   #33
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I have killed 3 pigs with Matchkings out of my .308. Through the neck or behind the ear, they won't know the difference between it or a Barnes TSX.


However, I have also killed them with M193 5.56 ammo, so that .308 Matchking was a step up
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:45 PM   #34
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Pigs is exactly what I'll be going after in January. A friend has a ranch near Amarillo and like everyone else he has a pig problem that he would like some help with. I've done very little hunting, mostly Nutrias, Racoons, Possums etc... so I'm debating between my POF 308, Savage 10 or Mossberg 930SPX with slugs.

What do you think would be best?
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:51 PM   #35
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Your POF. Especially if you are allowed to take more than one pig.
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