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#1907618 - 04/24/11 09:46 PM What is the lightest factory bullet for .308
Rageincage Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
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Loc: Pa
I'm looking for a lighter grain. I'm shooting 150s now. That may be the lightest, I'm not sure thats why I'm asking the experts. I smacked 2 dogs so far and I can't seem to stay away from bone, and it's in like a dime and out like a softball. ohmy.

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#1907622 - 04/24/11 09:48 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Rageincage]
markley Offline
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#1907623 - 04/24/11 09:50 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: markley]
Rageincage Offline
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Your the man. Thanks

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#1907625 - 04/24/11 09:51 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Rageincage]
markley Offline
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no problem. just look through midway.

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#1907649 - 04/24/11 10:27 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: markley]
blopez50 Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
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They make a 110vmax but IMO going lighter is only gonna make it worse!

It's been discussed here a lot but I'd shoot a heavier more "solid" bullet...

Just my $00.02


I didn't see the factory part.. May not find the 110 loaded.


Edited by blopez50 (04/24/11 10:27 PM)

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#1907661 - 04/24/11 10:55 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: blopez50]
Rageincage Offline
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I was thinking about that too I guess trial and error is in order.

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#1907703 - 04/25/11 01:06 AM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Rageincage]
blopez50 Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
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When I very first got my ar-10 I shot a fox with a Winchester round. Just the regular soft tip (almost positive) 180gr "super x" silver box.

It was a clean in and out.. took me FOREVER to find the [beeep] thing. Very little fur damage though!


I think through some trial and error you will figure something out for sure!

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#1907704 - 04/25/11 01:07 AM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: blopez50]
Bax Offline
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Why would you want such a light bullet for a .308?

Not saying it's a bad idea, but it doesn't make much sense to me.
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#1907989 - 04/25/11 02:52 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Bax]
Boeydafunk Offline
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Registered: 06/28/07
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Loc: Henderson NV
That 110 grain will be worse on fur, get something that is made to hold together and you will be better off
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#1908186 - 04/25/11 08:20 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Boeydafunk]
Rageincage Offline
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I'm not saying light is better or heavy is better. I don't know. That's why I'm asking and explaining the situation. Thanks for all the input.

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#1908189 - 04/25/11 08:24 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Rageincage]
blopez50 Offline
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Luke- "Why would you want such a light bullet for a .308?"


I started loading them for my -06 because I want to see something blow up!

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#1908284 - 04/25/11 09:58 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: blopez50]
Bax Offline
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Originally Posted By: blopez50
Luke- "Why would you want such a light bullet for a .308?"


I started loading them for my -06 because I want to see something blow up!


I recognize the appeal for velocity, but wouldnt it be better to buy a smaller caliber like a .243?

The .308 really has a LARGE amount of bullet weight options, but it doesnt seem practical to buy 110 gr bullets to shoot, and then start shooting 150 gr bullets and then 168 gr bullets.... your scope would never be sighted in right due to a wide range of bullet drops.

Now, if you kept one bullet weight locked in for your rifle and never shot another weight, I could see the appeal.

Again, Im not saying this is a bad idea. I just want to understand the real motive... (a little red mist isnt a bad thing though)
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#1908292 - 04/25/11 10:05 PM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: Bax]
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i had friend load some 110s for me to see if it would help with recoil. it didnt help but they were fun to shoot at milk jugs.
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#1908404 - 04/26/11 12:34 AM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: emtpredator]
blopez50 Offline
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Luke- I agree with ya!

I shoot the 168 amax out of my 308.

I had an old -06 laying around and it happened to shoot the 110s really well. I dont use it for anything else so it will stay sighted in with those!

I would love to buy a 243 and launch 58gr vmax but as a broke college kid it was a lot easier to spend $30 on dies and a few bucks on bullets than buying a new rifle! With that said, as soon as I get some $ saved im gonna buy a Specialized Dynamics 243 upper for my ar-10.

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#1908407 - 04/26/11 12:40 AM Re: What is the lightest factory bullet for .308 [Re: blopez50]
Bax Offline
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That sounds fun blopez50!

And you do make a good point about cost for a new rifle.

Emtpredator makes a good point about recoil as well. I hadnt considered that as a factor. I know that when I shoot 150gr bullets, I can feel a difference when I compare to 168s
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