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Old April 3, 2007, 02:34 PM   #1
azredhawk44
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250 yard shot on Elk with either .308 or 7.62x54R

2 rifles: M1A Scout 18" and Mosin-Nagant 91/30.

I have a good load that reliably gives me 1.5MOA for .308 from my M1A Scout using Speer Hot-Core 180gr bullets. I don't have a chronograph, but I expect that I am getting about 2400fps.

I have a good load that reliably gives me 1.5MOA for .308 from my M1A Scout using Hornady 165gr BT-JSP bullets. I suspect the velocity to be near 2500fps.

I have Sellier & Bellot 180gr JSP 7.62x54R ammo for my M-N 91/30 that according to manufacturer gets 2625fps.

The area I have been drawn for Elk is very wide open grazing land with rolling hills and occasional patches of trees. It is very possible that the closest I may end up on my Elk will be 200+ yards due to the lack of cover and brush.

I can't afford another rifle this year in time for the hunt.

Do I use one of these 3 above listed loads?

Or do you know of any other solutions to my problem? Put my M1A in "grenade" mode and shoot a bit higher pressure? I never use max published loads in it, btw. I could probably get another 50-100fps out of it that way.

Are there any lighter bullets that will give great penetration? Something like a Barnes banded spitzer solid 165gr for my .308?

All suggestions appreciated.
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