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Last week I posted a question inquiring which was better for deer - a 308 Encore or a 30-06. Thanks to all for their comments.

Well, my decision was made for me at this morning's gun show. Found a .308 without scope right in my price range. I already have a scope, so it's just what I was looking for.

Now, for load data...

Comments please regarding the best bullet choice (150 or 180), and does anyone have a pet load? I'm partial to IMR 3031 if that data is available.

Thanks again.....
 

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I use a Nosler 165 Nosler Balistic Tip over 43gr IMR 4064 and CCI LR primer. With a Leupold 4x at 200 yds, it will stay inside of 2". it is about 2 1/2" high at 100 and still in a kill zone for white-tail. You can go alittle hotter, but it's not necessary as teh NBT performance is awesome :lol: I love my Encore 308. I took a big doe with it this year. Dropped on teh spot at about 70 yds. No bullet recovery. off-side shoulder was broke and destroyed--it happens when you hit bone. Good luck.
 

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GypsmJim,
For the .308 I like 150 grain bullets for all but the larger animals. Here is my favorite load:

WEAPON Remington 788


CASE
MAKE Winchester ( 167gr +/- 1gr )
CALIBER 308
HEAD STAMP 308
TRIM LENGTH 2.015
OVER-ALL LENGTH 2.755


BULLET
MAKE Sierra
WEIGHT 150gr
TYPE SPITZER (2130)
DIAMETER .308
BALLISTIC COEFFICIENT .387


POWDER
MAKE Hodgdon
TYPE H335
CHARGE WEIGHT 45.4
PRIMER CCI 200 large rifle
WAD NONE


BALLISTICS
MUZZLE VELOCITY 2682
SIGHT-IN RANGE 100yd’s
GROUP SIZE .75" at 100yd
EXTREME SPREAD 64.6
STANDARD DEVIATION 19.8

You can load 'em hotter but the accuracy is good enough for any deer. This weapon has a BDC on the scope so I sight it at 100 and use the scale to calculate the hold for range on the rangefinder.

PaulS
 
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