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Old 11-20-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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I need to start stocking up on some good 308 ammo for shtf what would be good to get ? I have been looking at barnes but at 39.00 for a box of twenty that's expensive. It will be used in a bolt action as of now.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:27 PM   #2
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I would try cheaper brands like Remington, Winchester, and Federal with different size bullets such as 150 gr. or 175gr. and see how they shoot. Your gun will probably prefer one specific ammo and bullet weight over everything else for accuracy. I would then go with that. You can then check into buying in bulk to cut down on cost. Check Cheaper than Dirt or other similar online retailers and see what specials they have.

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I got me some federal premium 308 win 168 grain sierra matchking bthp. I read some good reviews and want something that is not real expensive to stock up on I hope these will fit the bill. If you have any experience you could share I would appreciate it.

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Federal 150 grain in the blue box is good, inexpensive ammo. It is soft point, so it is good for hunting and can be found for less than $20.00 per box.

I suppose you could also pick up some mil surplus.

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I paid 19.19 a box for what I got at academy sports.

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Is what I bought more of a target round or is it suitable for hunting or should I get the federal in the blue box?

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They are both good hunting rounds in my experience. I prefer the power shoks(the blue box feds) because they are cheaper, accurate, and do a dang good job.

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I have been buying a few boxes at a time of the Hornady TAP ballistic tips for my bolt gun. Hoping to have several hundred rounds at least in the next few months. I've been impressed with the BVAC BTHP reload rounds for accuracy and they are pretty inexpensive to boot.
For my LR308 I have been buying milsurp. The DAG rounds with 147 gr. bullets run anywhere from $90 to ~$100 for a battle pack of 200 rounds.

If you aren't after repeatable MOA precision about any reputable manufacurer is fine for some low cost dependable lead down range. I figure is military stuff is good enough for the services it has to be good enough for me and my semi-auto.

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I've never used the bthp in federal premiums but they should work fine. I got great accuracy out of that bullet in a softpoint bt, but I did prefer the blue box federeals as far the performance of the bullet after impact on deer.

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