So I had my local Sportsmans Warehouse (75 miles away) transfer in the last remaining Howa Alpine that exists in their inventory. I wanted a 7mm-08 but had to settle for a .308 which I have never been a fan of however we don't always get what we want. Any suggestions on bullet weight? Has anyone hand loaded much for one of these? I have 30 plus powders on hand about 10 different 30 cal bullets however a lot of them are heavy for a 308. I was thinking of trying the barnes 168 TTSX. I'll probably buy a factory box or two of Nosler or Hornady factory ammo for break in just because they have decent brass for reloading.