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 Post subject: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
New postPosted: November 26th, 2017, 4:44 am 
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What would you all recommend for a hunting round out of that barrel. Distance maximum let's assume 350 yards although by all accounts I have heard, most shots in AZ are shorter than that. Obviously, I will have to compare suggested rounds for whether my rifle shoots them accurately, but I am mostly curious about effective expansion and velocity/energy at range out of a short barrel. Mostly would be used for Hog and Deer. Maybe the occasional coyote.

Got a new M&P 10 Sport for dirt cheap during black Friday and am debating between keeping it dedicated to hunting, or making it a range toy only.


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 Post subject: Re: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
New postPosted: November 26th, 2017, 9:09 am 
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Have you tried shooting any ammo yet to determine what it likes (IE, 150gr vs 168gr)?


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 Post subject: Re: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
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Not yet. Planned to take the list of what people recommended and pattern all those choices.


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 Post subject: Re: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
New postPosted: November 26th, 2017, 7:02 pm 
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I would try both 150 and 180g Soft point and see what your gun likes best. Winchester powers hock or remington core lok are both great hunting rds.

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 Post subject: Re: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
New postPosted: November 26th, 2017, 7:35 pm 
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The Federal Fusion has been surprisingly accurate for me but I haven't shot anything with it yet to comment on hunting performance.

The Barnes 168gr ttsx drops velocity too fast from a 16 to reliably open. It punched pencil holes clean through for me with piss poor results on an elk.

150gr Norma Kalahari has been extremely consistent shooting and accurate for me and also flattened my deer last year. So far it has been the most accurate ammo for me.


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 Post subject: Re: 308 hunting ammo out of 16 inch barrel
New postPosted: December 5th, 2017, 7:24 pm 
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it’s expensive ammo, but I have had handloading type results with Barnes ammo with the ballistic tip. Try different ammo and weights to see what your gun likes. The 16” barrel will be fine for 99% of the hunting in AZ.


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