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What ammo to use for Remington 700 SPS Tact .308??

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    Posted: December/29/2012 at 09:43
Hello,
 
I am trying to find out what ammo should I use for a recently purchased R700 SPS Tactical .308 ?
 
What ammo should I use for plinking? (brand, gr, etc)
 
What ammo should I use for hunting whitetail deer?
 
 
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Mine likes 155 gr Hornady A-Max for target shooting ( under MOA) and you might try Federal 168 gr Match ammo too.

Barnes Triple Shock 168 grains for hunting.

This is what my rifle shoots best and yours may or may not.

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Originally posted by EAGLE EAGLE wrote:

Mine likes 155 gr Hornady A-Max for target shooting ( under MOA) and you might try Federal 168 gr Match ammo too.

Barnes Triple Shock 168 grains for hunting.

This is what my rifle shoots best and yours may or may not.

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Excellent recommendations. I'd highly encourage you to start reloading, at the earliest opportunity, if feasible.  
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Also, don't overlook good ole remington corelokt. +1 for the advice to start reloading, too.
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I can't remember ever hearing of a 308 that didn't shoot Federal Gold Medal match very well. But that being said, a re-loader will pay for itself rather quickly.
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"What ammo should I use for plinking? (brand, gr, etc)"
 
Anything with .308 on the box end will work fine.
 
 
What ammo should I use for hunting whitetail deer?
 
Anything with .308 and 150 to 170 grain bullet on the box end will be fine.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevey Ducks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December/29/2012 at 21:59
Store bought, 20 round boxes of 150 to 165 grain expanding bullet ammo will work just fine for hunting.
 
Various military type ammo having non-expanding bullets should not be used for hunting, only target.
 
Should you decide to start reloading, after saving then sorting all your fired brass, buy a good manual, like the Hornady or Sierra.
 
Bullets and components are expensive - start with combinations that are popular because they work well.
150 and 155 grain bullets with Varget powder are a good combo.
 
A white tail deer is not bullet proof and any reasonably good bullet will work well.
 
The more you shoot the better you will shoot and reloading will help.
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Thank you ALL for the information much appreciated!
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