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308win 150

hi folks im shooting federal 150 gr hi shock out of my 308 thinking about moving up to a heavier shell maybe a 165gr friend of mine says i should be shooting remingtons i hunt deer and possibly moose next year just looking for opinions on size and makes of shell shooting a 308 rem bdl cusum deluxe thanks in advance

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308win 150

For deer with a .308 you won't need anything heavier than 150 grain, and 165 work well too. Remington CorLokt or any standard soft point are great. Plenty enough gun for deer.

Moose.... may want to step up to a premium or tougher bonded 180 grain bullet and keep those shots well within less than 150 yrds with that .308

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308win 150

Remington, Federal & Winchester all make excellent rounds. I don't see much use for a 150 grainer in the 308 and for deer, i'd go with the 165.
Here's the Federal Ballistic link, just scroll down to a particular bullet and click ballistics on the left. It gives you everything.

http://www.federalpremium.com/ballistics/Ammo_Search.aspx?act=choose&fir...

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308win 150

Count me in on the 165gr also. I'm sure theres no need for a bullet heavier than 150gr and lots of guys use them with no problem. I reload and have longer than I care to remember and think that each cartridge has a bullet weight that gives it optim performance. For the 308 I think thats the 165gr. A bit heavy on deer a bit light on elk. It's the only bullet I've shot in 308 for a long time.

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308win 150

.308 150gr is fine for deer - it's what I shoot. I would definitely upgrade though for moose, perhaps even up to 180gr.

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308win 150

I used the 165 and 180 gr. bullets in my 308. I saw no difference in damage or effect using either.

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308win 150

Normally the 180 gives you more penetration, but with a smaller wound channel until you go up to an elk-sized animal.

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308win 150

150gr core lokt works great out of my .06 for deer. Never hunted moose but if i were to I would go with the core lokt also but in a heavier bullet, say 180gr.

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