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Old August 8, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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.308 Winchester Failsafe Ammo

Anybody here have any experience with this ammo?
It gives terrible accuracy (3-5" groups) in my rifles. It just seemed like really inaccurate ammo. Anybody else here have similar experience with this ammo?
I still have 3 boxes left and I'm wondering if there is any reason to keep them other than for the brass.

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Old August 8, 2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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I had very good results with these bullets, but I shoot a .270. Your rifles may just not like FailSafes. It happens. These are flat bottom bullets, not boat tails, but I considered them to be quite accurate out to 300 yards. Again, I shoot a .270... and was actually a bit miffed when Winchester discontinued these bullets. No experience with the .308 FailSafes.
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Old August 8, 2013, 07:19 PM   #3
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I loaded some for my '06. 3" to 4" groups, compared to my usual sub-MOA. I discovered later that the jacket material is rather hard, compared to, say, Sierras, so I might have run higher pressures than would have been proper.

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Old August 8, 2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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That was the ammo of choice for my older Son's first elk hunt. 30/06 165 grains shot very good out of his S&W(HOWA) and drove a fatal bullet completely through a nice 5x5 bull @200 yards. They do have a fairly stiff jacket compared to the common cup and core bullets.
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Old August 8, 2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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I've shot 180 gr ammo out of my 300 win mag...Good problems
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Old August 10, 2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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The stuff is awesome. Some of the best premium factory ammo ever sold. Maybe your rifle just does not like it, but it is truly top shelf ammo.
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Old August 11, 2013, 04:11 AM   #7
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Those babes are hard hard. I'LL pass on them its just me.
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