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Most Accurate and Consistent Velocity .308 Ammo?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by msjayhawk, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. msjayhawk

    msjayhawk Well-Known Member

  2. tahunua001

    tahunua001 Well-Known Member

    a person would think bitter root since that's what army marksmanship team uses...

    if you need something super accurate your best bet is to start reloading, measure and trickle every single load to perfection and mess around with different powders and bullet weights till you find one that makes your gun purr like a kitten...

    no factory load will ever perform as well as one that was loaded by hand.
  3. ford8nr

    ford8nr Well-Known Member

    Like anything it depends on the rifle. I have a M70 30-06 that LOVES 165gr Remington corelocs. It will shoot them almost as good as my premium hand loads.
  4. Z-Michigan

    Z-Michigan Well-Known Member

    Federal Gold Medal Match is pretty much the standard for anything widely available.

    Not saying it's better than some small manufacturer like BVAC, but more widely used.
  5. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Yup. Either the 168 gr or 175 gr flavors. That is the best factory stuff available, period.
  6. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Well-Known Member

    Federal Gold Medal Match 168 or 175, whichever is in more constant supply in your area.

    Hornady and Black Hills make some very good target loads as well. Look for anything loaded with a Sierra MatchKing bullet pretty much.
  7. VA27

    VA27 Well-Known Member

    Federal Gold Medal Match.
  8. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Short of rolling your own I am another in favor of Federal Gold Medal Match.

  9. Hummer70

    Hummer70 Well-Known Member

    When the service teams shot M14s the gold standard was Federal Match 168s. The Marines wanted theirs loaded with 3031 and the Army had theirs loaded with 4895 and Federal used ball propellant in the over the counter match.

    For the M1A and bolt gun a good middle of the road load was 40 gr. 4895 and I had several 9X cleans at 300 rapid fire with this load. Generally accuracy wise and for barrel life enhancement stay off the hot loads.
  10. msjayhawk

    msjayhawk Well-Known Member

  11. ldlfh7

    ldlfh7 Well-Known Member

    Core lokts are just as good as anything - without the expensive price tag. I have found my 308 likes 150gr vs 180gr though. Just depends on your rifle.
  12. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Core lokts are at best equal in price if not more expensive than Federal Gold Medal Match. In my neck of the woods FGMM is about $1/round when it is in stock.

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  13. blueskyjaunte

    blueskyjaunte Well-Known Member

    Another 168gr. FGMM fan here. At least my rifle is a fan of it.

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  14. Craigman

    Craigman Well-Known Member

    I also agree with this

    BUT... Has anyone tried these SSA? They make awesome 6.8SPC ammo so I have been tempted to try their .308 stuff

  15. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    SSA is horrible match ammo. HORRIBLE
  16. Craigman

    Craigman Well-Known Member

    LOL good to know. Thanks.
  17. chaser_2332

    chaser_2332 Well-Known Member

    Copper creek ammo
  18. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    Fed Gold Medal Match & Black Hills Gold (or handloads even better).

    Both are loaded to the same velocity 168gr @ 2650fps or 175gr @ 2600fps and both shoot very well in my rifles. If your rifle won't shoot these there usually something wrong that needs fixed IMO.
  19. Welding Rod

    Welding Rod Well-Known Member

    The most consistantly accurate factory ammo I have used is Federal GMM.

    In 223 I have found Hornady TAP to be very impressive as well.
  20. kanook

    kanook Well-Known Member

    Georgia Arms 168 match grade has worked great for me since 94 or 95.

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