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#3505095 - 11/23/09 08:22 AM .308 125 grain Bullet for deer
IFLY4U Offline
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Has anyone used the 125 grain .308 bullet for deer?

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#3505111 - 11/23/09 08:27 AM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: IFLY4U]
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yep

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#3505178 - 11/23/09 08:48 AM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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yes i use 125gr sierra pro hunter with a max chare of varget in a 308 and also use it in a 30-30 340 savage with a max charge of imr 4198 did ok on deer but thought the 130gr hornady worked for me alittle better hope this helps

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#3505186 - 11/23/09 08:50 AM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: hunter8mm]
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I started on a .308 loaded with 47 gr. 4831 and a 125 gr. Nosler BT. Did what I asked of it on deer, killed well and held together. I shoot a 165 gr. BT out of my .308 these days for deer.
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#3505241 - 11/23/09 09:11 AM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: selmer]
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Ran into an old hunting buddy this weekend and he stated that he was using the 125 grain in his 30-06. That started me to thinking about using it in my .308 for white tail and smaller animals for the flatter trajectory.

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#3505351 - 11/23/09 10:02 AM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: IFLY4U]
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Is he a handloader, or is he using a factory reduced recoil round?

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#3505871 - 11/23/09 01:13 PM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: mathman]
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Handloader

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#3505894 - 11/23/09 01:21 PM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: IFLY4U]
mathman Offline
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He could be really smoking them out of that 30-06, maybe 3300 fps.

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#3506109 - 11/23/09 02:49 PM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: mathman]
selmer Offline
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I'm not sure I'd want to fling a 125 gr. Ballistic tip, Hornady, or Sierra at a deer moving at 3300 fps. I've done it at 3000 and a ribcage shot looks like a varmint bullet hit. As long as you don't have to penetrate more than a few inches you're fine, but I wouldn't try the "thru-shoulder" shot on a deer with one at that velocity. 130 gr. Barnes, sure, why not?
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#3506116 - 11/23/09 02:52 PM Re: .308 125 grain Bullet for deer [Re: selmer]
selmer Offline
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Nosler's data indicates a max velocity of the 125 gr. BT with Varget of 3418 fps in .30-06 - that's smoking!


Edited by selmer (11/23/09 02:54 PM)
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