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Author Topic: New to reloading, could use advice on .308, and bullets for deer and larger  (Read 867 times)

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Re: New to reloading, could use advice on .308, and bullets for deer and larger
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2020, 11:41:39 AM »
I started with Hornady 180 gr SST and Varget. Those might work okay on deer although I read a couple accounts that the bullet came apart and didn't penetrate. Switched to 180gr Interbond, basically exact same round, but will mushroom a little and pretty much stay as a solid slug. I like the heavier rounds, they have slower muzzle velocity, but past about 200 yards they retain more velocity than those really light super fast rounds which will be going a lot slower at that distance. They also deal with wind a bit better, so your wind estimates don't have to be as accurate. Too many people just look at that high muzzle velocity.
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