Help choosing bullets for .308

Jimmer3006

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If you don't reload, find Barnes Vor TX in either 150 TTSX or 130 TTSX. If you handload, load either of those two. You will be impressed.
Excellent bullet. I’ve Been reloading 150 TTSX for my 3006 Going on 10 years now. Tried other bullet manufacturers because other hunters swore by them. Now they are swearing by the TTSX.
 

Leverguy

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I've noticed that different rifles have different twist rates.
I use this information to determine what the heaviest bullets can be properly stabilized at typical muzzle velocities.
Then I'll select a bullet weight and type for the game I'm after.
Deer are easy. I'm a huge fan of the 150gr Nosler ballistic tips.
I'm sure they'd work on elk but I'd lean towards the heaviest bullet that can be stabilized with your specific barrel twist rate.
The Accubonds, Game Kings, and TTSX are well designed for deeper penetration and proper expansion at longer distances and on larger game than typical for deer which at closer ranges, may pass through with no expansion at all.
They'll still kill deer just fine.
There is a lot of good load data at www.hodgdonreloading.com
Let us know how you make out !
 
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Thanks again for all the input everyone. I ended up going with Barnes Vor-tx TTSX (and I went with 168 grains because that’s the best I can find in my area right now). I’ll try them out this season.
 

Gunner46

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I know there is going to be A Lot of eye rolling with this one, but a 125 BT is a Hammer on whitetails & 'Lopes. It's stronger than most expect.
 

N2TRKYS

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I know there is going to be A Lot of eye rolling with this one, but a 125 BT is a Hammer on whitetails & 'Lopes. It's stronger than most expect.

I just got some delivered yesterday. I hope to try them out next year. Would it be worth trying the 125 grain Accubonds or just stay with the BTs?
 

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