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#6125026 - 01/07/16 10:27 PM Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo
bigjoe8565 Offline
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I've been using the 168 grain, but it's been discontinued. Thoughts or feedback on the same ammo in 150 grain?

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#6125631 - 01/08/16 11:32 AM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I've shot the 168s before. A friend of mine has been using the 150s for several years with good success.

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#6125647 - 01/08/16 11:40 AM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I used the 150 gr for years with great results on Texas whitetails. I only moved away from it because it got hard to get at one point.
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#6125656 - 01/08/16 11:44 AM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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The optimal bullet for the .308 is the 165 grain. Gives you the best BC, but 150's for medium game "whitetail, pronghorn, muleys" is plenty. I would recommend a well constructed bullet, "Hornady, Nosler, Sierra"
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#6125830 - 01/08/16 01:18 PM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I used the Hornady 165 this year and it made some impressive exit wounds.
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#6125920 - 01/08/16 02:03 PM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I've only tried a few different brands and weights in my 308 and arrived at the Silvertip 168 that you're asking about. I like it, and have a little left, but I'm willing to try another weight. In the end though, I may end up loading my own.
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#6125987 - 01/08/16 02:38 PM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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I gave up on factory ammo a long time ago, reload gives you more flexibility, accuracy, and saves you $$. And its just satisfying to take an animal with your own reloads.
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#6126592 - 01/08/16 10:12 PM Re: Winchester .308 Silvertip ammo [Re: bigjoe8565]
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How much do you shoot? Why not just buy several boxes now while up its still available?
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