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Hi Softpoint. There is no ammo that is perfact for your gun right off the shelf! Factory ammo is just good all around ammo made for those who don't reload, it's not the perfact ammo for "your gun". You can take two brand new guns and one of them may come close to liking the factory ammo better then the other, but thats about it. You should think about doing some reloading, this will help you in getting and staying under 4'' groups. I own 3 308's and it's a good round, but none of them or anyother gun i own shoot great with factory loaded ammo. I dorped a deer at 165 yards with an old Enfield #1 mark 3-2A1, bone stock gun sitting in Ram-Line stocks without a scope! But the gun had the right ammo "made for it" in it. I could care less how much money you spent on your gun, the scope or your SUV to get you to the hunt! It's all in shot placement and that takes the right ammo setup for your gun. Now if you are going to use factory made ammo, the your going to have to play around with it. You should be able to get down to 2" groups with the factory loads. Now something you do need to remember about ammo for the 308's is this (here we go on this one again! I know-I know, iam going to hear about this!) Softpoint, don't shoot military surplus ammo in that gun! The gun was made for "308 Winchester ammo" and not for 7.62 x 51 military ammo! There not the same ammo, don't be fooled into thinking that there the same, there not! My Enfield #1 mark 3-2A1 is 7.62 x 51, my Howa model 1500 is a 308. Now my Kimber M96 is stated as a 308 Winchester, but!!!!!! It's a small chambered 308. Each of these guns has there own set of reloading die's. About the only real way to find a good factory load for your gun is to go out and buy yourself 3 to 5 boxs of factory ammo and start playing! This is something that is best done "without" all of your buddys sitting around making jokes and cutting up. Just remember, most any factory made rifle with the right factory made load, will or should be able do 2'' groups at 100 yards. Well, so long as you have the sights or the scope dailed in! If you havn't had the scope line bore sighted, you should if your useing a scope? Now with open sights, a 4'' group isn't bad for a start with factory ammo, it isn't perfact! But it could get you a deer? I've been hunting with a 308 for over 20 years now, it's a great all around round. She will drop most anything you point her at with the right ammo in her, here in the states! Paw
 

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What factory ammo does your .308's like

Softpoint,

I am surprised that you are getting 4" groups from your Savage in .308. This particular gun didn't have the Tasco scope you were talking about in the Optics forums is it? If it is, then the problem is likely the scope, not the gun, and definately not the ammo.

First make sure that you get a good scope. I won't go into that discussion again since it's on another post. In any event, after you get a good scope, and you make sure that it is properly mounted (meaning that the rings are lapped and blue loctite is used) and properly boresighted, then see how your groups are with the same ammo that you used before.

There is no such thing as "ABC ammo is accurate in all guns." However, you can make, to the extent it is reasonable, general statements regarding ammo.

I have a Remington VS SF in .308 and it shoots virtually everything under 1" at 100 yards. What it really likes is the Federal Sierra Boat-tails, the Hornady Interlocks, and the Federal Nosler Ballistic Tips. In these loads, groups are close to 1/2" at 100 yards! :grin:

Again, I think that your problem is related to either the scope, or the scope mounts. Fix that problem, and then see what happens.

Zachary
 

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What factory ammo does your .308's like

I shoot 150 grn. Core Locks I buy at Wal-Mart in my .308. I recently went to the range with some of last years ammo, which was chambered and un chambered several times, bumped around, rained on and who knows what. I shot consistent MOA at 100 yrds.
1) Check your gun/optics.
2) Try some other rounds.

It ain't the ammo. :)
 

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What factory ammo does your .308's like

My 308 likes remington super shok 8)
 
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