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Postby josh 06 » Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:13 pm

whats the heaviest grain .308 bullet out there.
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Postby fenton_3 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:41 am

220 grains in a hunting bullet that I know of, but I am sure there is a long-range target bullet that is larger.
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Postby Kurt » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:16 pm

220 is the biggest that i know of. but you will not be able to shoot that out of a standard .308 most of those are 1:12 twist i would say you need a 1:10 or maybe even a little faster twist. What do you want the heavy bullets for?
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Postby Sagebrush » Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:28 pm

For hunting the 220 semi round nose intended for close range shooting and maximum muzzle energy of 2837 ft/lbs.

However the largest for the 308 is a 200 gr bullet at 2690 ft/lbs.

A 180 can get 3000 ft/lbs of energy.

There are LOTS of new bullet designs out there today that
can out perform the bigger weight bullets...............
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Postby pennsyltucky » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:43 pm

there used to be a 250gr solid available in .30 cal... dont know if it still is...

why?
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Postby REDGUN » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:48 pm

I have a friend that shoots 240 gr sierra matchkings out of his 30 caliber target rifle.
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Postby Kurt » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:48 pm

i would like some of those 240 grn smk's where can i order them at?
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Postby Sagebrush » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:55 am

Kurt;

will the rifling twist rate in you gun stabilize a bullet that big ?

if so, go for it..............

Maybe Midway usa ......??
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Postby Kurt » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:13 pm

Sagebrush wrote:Kurt;

will the rifling twist rate in you gun stabilize a bullet that big ?

if so, go for it..............

Maybe Midway usa ......??



nope it wont. Was wondering what gun his freind is shooting a 240grn smk out of though
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