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Old June 2, 2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Ideal varmint bullet weight

Does anyone have any information as to preferred bullet weight intended for a varmint gun? I am chasing a hunch before I go a slightly different direction.

Is there a database or a website that has list the Ogive for most of the available projectiles?
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Old June 2, 2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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What caliber are you asking about? The preferred bullet weight for a .243 varmint load probably won't match up well with one for a .223.
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Old June 2, 2013, 12:17 PM   #3
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Sorry. Yeah that would make a difference. 308
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Old June 2, 2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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I like a 125gr bullet for varmint hunting with my .308. I rarely use it for varmint though, thats a job for my .223.
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Old June 2, 2013, 12:26 PM   #5
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Is there a lower weight limit for a 308 bullet that would prove disagreeable with the rifling twist for varmint shooting?
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Old June 2, 2013, 12:43 PM   #6
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Here is my issue. I have a Savage Varmint 308 and the throat is very shallow. I have been doing a load work up with 175MK. The problem, I think, is that when I seat the bullet deep enough to get the bullet out of the lands, it is past the neck-shoulder transition. I am using Lapua brass and I am afraid I have a donut issue. 60 percent of the groups are sub 1/2", while the others a plagued with a flyer.

My options are try a lighter bullet to keep it out of that donut area. Someone also suggested that the domestic brass tends to not get donuts.

I pretty happy with my results, but the OCD is nagging me to fix the problem.

Any thoughts?
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Old June 2, 2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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In 308 I use 150gr for just about everything. I took my 300AACblackout with 110grs and it worked great but the wind we've had lately I'm thinking of going with 168.
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Old June 2, 2013, 02:34 PM   #8
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Define Varmit.

Here in Texas we refer to Hogs as varmits. Some of them go 300 lbs.

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