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Old 02-15-2014, 07:34 AM   #21
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I think i will buy the one here at the gun store it does have a heavy barrel. And a proven action in 308 caliber i a 1 in 11barrel twist rate what is the range of bullets i can use heavy to lightest and still be accurate


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The standard rate of twist for a 308 is 1 in 12. The hog stalker is designed for lighter 308 hunting bullets. However, Browning's intention maybe to lower barrel pressure. I would call Browning technical support to find out why they deviated from the standard rate of twist for a 308 cartridge. A phone call might save a lot of ammo trying to find the perfect bullet for the hog stalker.

here is where I got my data: http://www.chuckhawks.com/rifling_twist_rate.htm
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:52 AM   #22
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For me, the only hunting weight bullets I would use are 150 & 165 grain, most likely Hornady SST's. My X bolt 308 jus' luvs it sum Hornady Custom 150 grain SST.
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Ok thank you i will stick to that bullet weight but has any one tried the solid copper bullets like the barns tsx or ttsx i was thinking of using them on black bear 200 yards or less


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Would I buy one?? No.

Hasn't been out long enough. I'm not into being a paying beta tester. While the basic action has been around a bit this configuration has not.

Just my opinion.

If you get one let us know how its working for you!!
I very much respect, and usually agree with Jon's opinions, but I would implicitly trust just about any firearm with the Browning name on it. Even a tool room prototype.
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Ok thank you i will stick to that bullet weight but has any one tried the solid copper bullets like the barns tsx or ttsx i was thinking of using them on black bear 200 yards or less


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MY experience with the solid copper Barnes hollow points bullets is limited to mule deer and elk. They do penetrate,(over penetrate?) but they don't expand enough to really "put them down" like Speer, Hornady and Sierra soft points.
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Yes i agree tried them in my 257 weatherby and they penciled through game went to nosler partition there a good bulet plus aframes


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