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Old 12-08-2011, 02:52 AM   #1
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I am the proud father of a brand new Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .308. I traded in my Rem M7 to Cabelas and bought the Weatherby for $429 (the shown price was $449, but they moved a little to make the sale). I just ordered some Talley one piece alloy scope mounts, which should arrive in a couple weeks (no rush since deer rifle season is over) and I have a Redfield Revolution 2-7 waiting to be mounted.

After getting rid of a 7MM-08 for which ammunition - if available - cost at least $29/box of 20 it is refreshing to see ammunition in many flavors, much of it at relatively low cost. A box of Rem UMJ was just $10.99 and Rem CoreLokt was only $19.99. I have had good experience with the CoreLokt in the past, but any advice on other good deer rounds in .308 would be appreciated. Has anyone tried HSM? It has gotten good reviews and it can be pretty inexpensive.

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I am the proud father of a brand new Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 in .308. I traded in my Rem M7 to Cabelas and bought the Weatherby for $429 (the shown price was $449, but they moved a little to make the sale). I just ordered some Talley one piece alloy scope mounts, which should arrive in a couple weeks (no rush since deer rifle season is over) and I have a Redfield Revolution 2-7 waiting to be mounted.

After getting rid of a 7MM-08 for which ammunition - if available - cost at least $29/box of 20 it is refreshing to see ammunition in many flavors, much of it at relatively low cost. A box of Rem UMJ was just $10.99 and Rem CoreLokt was only $19.99. I have had good experience with the CoreLokt in the past, but any advice on other good deer rounds in .308 would be appreciated. Has anyone tried HSM? It has gotten good reviews and it can be pretty inexpensive.
Anything in federal, winchester, hornady, and nosler works great. I would avoid them hell sent cor lokts like the plague because they suck a big one. Ya they are accurate, BUT the either explode on impact or dont open at all most of the time.
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I've not had good success w/ Core Lokt either. Ballistic tips also for that matter. I've had Ballistic tips explode on a rib at HV and close range, and Core Lokt just not expand at higher velosity (I reload). The Remington factory ammo also seem to be under powered.

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I use Hornady Custom 168gr SPBT and I have used Federal
(blue box) 168gr SPBT with good success.

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Hornady 165 super performance sst

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I have been using the cheap Federal stuff from Walmart. It's cheap, accurate, and functions as designed.

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