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    New 308 cartridge.

    Buffalo River (Australia) has loaded a .308 cartridge, loaded by ADI, and distributed by OSA. It throws out a 135gn Sierra HP at 3000fps!
    Has anyone seen it for sale here or even tried it.
    I have some Belmont 130 grain for my BSA Majestic, and was wondering how these would be?
    It's a very light rifle and I prefer something under 150 grain.

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    I'm shooting the Belmont 130 hp in my kimber .308. They are nice and accurate

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    Belmont use to do 100 gn hp for .308 they were awesome on goats

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    I'm shooting the Belmont 130 hp in my kimber .308. They are nice and accurate
    Where abouts are you getting them from?

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    I load 135gn SMK's for target shooting. They group under .5moa out of my Schultz and Larsen with MV of 2940fps. I hav'nt tried them on deer or goats.

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    Brought them at sika show, 3x20rounds for $80, but can mail order from them

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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimes View Post
    Belmont use to do 100 gn hp for .308 they were awesome on goats
    They still do them

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Brought them at sika show, 3x20rounds for $80, but can mail order from them
    Dont suppose you have a link or contact? That sounds like something I have a use for......

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    Shooting 125gn Accubonds from my 16"bbl at 2995fps. Great short range sika load.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madds View Post
    Buffalo River (Australia) has loaded a .308 cartridge, loaded by ADI, and distributed by OSA. It throws out a 135gn Sierra HP at 3000fps!
    Has anyone seen it for sale here or even tried it.
    I have some Belmont 130 grain for my BSA Majestic, and was wondering how these would be?
    It's a very light rifle and I prefer something under 150 grain.
    Even a light 308 you shouldn't find the recoil a big factor using 150gr than 130gr.Bit different when its 180gr but 150gr is pretty tame in a 308 and mines reasonable light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reindeer View Post
    cheers for that.

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    Awesome my Tikka 595 loves light projectiles, I will have to get a box and try them.

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    we reload our own. 130g Speer HP. 46 grains powder 3000fps

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi_lad View Post
    we reload our own. 130g Speer HP. 46 grains powder 3000fps
    What powder would that be Kiwi_Lad?

    The Speer used to be a very popular deer bullet with a number of my mates many years ago. Those of us that preferred to use 150g bullets used to refer to the 130 Speers as hand grenades.
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