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Light-ER weight varmint .308 rounds?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by japcraplover89, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    where can i guy get some lighter .308 rounds? the lightest i can find are 150g-160g. id like Hornady specific since its one of my coyote guns, but id like to shoot a lighter grain round, say around 100g-120g? are they available? i dont reload, although id like to...so just looking for factory loaded ammunition for now.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    These are in stock.. didn't look at the whole thing..
    PDX1 120gr HP way down towards the bottom.. I went top up.. can't link the actual product though.

    GunBot 308 rifle ammo
     
  3. SinisterSouthpaw

    SinisterSouthpaw SW WA Active Member

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    If you have a factory rifle with a stock barrel, chances are that the twist rate is faster than that which is required to get the best results from lighter (shorter) bullets, which is what we want in a varmint rifle, being that the target area for a good clean kill is so small. You might want to look into it before spending money on lighter bullets/ammo. There are heavier (longer) bullets you could use that expand more easily than other hunting bullets, and these rounds might do a better job for you if all the above applies........
     
  4. japcraplover89

    japcraplover89 Orting, Washington Member

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    I've decided to stick with hornady 155g since they're readily available any sportsmans and other local stores.
     
  5. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    if you do get into reloading look at Nosler 125 grain ballistic tip because of the bullet Construction it a little longer for its weight then other bullets and would have a tendency to perform better with your hunting rifle twist