Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch Alpine


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
Like Tree14Likes
  • 3 Post By veitnamcam
  • 2 Post By sako75
  • 1 Post By Sako85
  • 2 Post By dave-m
  • 1 Post By HOWA308
  • 1 Post By longrange308
  • 1 Post By andyanimal31
  • 1 Post By veitnamcam
  • 2 Post By Sako85

Thread: What bullet and load????

  1. #1
    Member Jojiyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    49

    What bullet and load????

    Hi guys I am trying to ask a friend of mine to reload my 308 ammo.(Tikka T3) What would be a good bullet and load for ranges up to 400 yards for target and hunting. What are you using???
    Identify your target beyond all doubt - No meat is better than no mate...

  2. #2
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,146
    165 sst would fit the bill

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
    P38, BRADS and Jojiyo like this.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  3. #3
    Member sako75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Supercity
    Posts
    4,889
    Sierra Gameking. Not sure how much powder as I get them loaded for me. My shooting is all well under 100m. 1 shot kills
    Danny and Jojiyo like this.

  4. #4
    Sako85
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    121
    155 Amax 48 grains 2208 @2820 fps out of my Tikka t3
    Jojiyo likes this.

  5. #5
    Member dave-m's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Whakatane
    Posts
    119
    150gr Sierra GameKing with 2206H. I had good expansion with a exit on a red hind at 300+ meters and have not had a blow up at 30m meter shots in the bush. I know they are a softer constructed projectile. Always good accuracy and come at a good price
    sako75 and Jojiyo like this.

  6. #6
    Member HOWA308's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tauranga
    Posts
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    165 sst would fit the bill

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
    I second that man.

    My .308 Howa shoots 165sst @ 2725f/s 46gn 2208.... Work up as this is a max load. Under an inch @ 100m. Bullets seated 20 thou jump.
    Jojiyo likes this.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    canterbury
    Posts
    1,448
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    165 sst would fit the bill

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
    +3
    worked for mine
    Jojiyo likes this.

  8. #8
    Member Jojiyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    165 sst would fit the bill

    Sent from my GT-S5360T using Tapatalk 2
    How much powder?
    Identify your target beyond all doubt - No meat is better than no mate...

  9. #9
    Member andyanimal31's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Taihape
    Posts
    1,761
    Quote Originally Posted by Sako85 View Post
    155 Amax 48 grains 2208 @2820 fps out of my Tikka t3
    I used to use the 155 in my wsm and I really liked it as a projectile performance wise
    Jojiyo likes this.
    My favorite sentences i like to hear are - I suppose so. and Send It!

  10. #10
    Almost literate. veitnamcam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    20,146
    Quote Originally Posted by Jojiyo View Post
    How much powder?
    work up from say 44gr 2208,will probably find max around 46-47
    Jojiyo likes this.
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

  11. #11
    Sako85
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    121
    Tikka T3 308 2820 fps Name:  image.jpg
Views: 165
Size:  170.0 KB
    Bryan and Jojiyo like this.

  12. #12
    Member Jojiyo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Palmerston North
    Posts
    49
    I am going to try 155Amax (45.5 grain2208) first as there is a shortage for SST bullets. I will try 165SST later when available. Thank you for all the replies.
    Identify your target beyond all doubt - No meat is better than no mate...

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. WTB: Bullet Puller
    By Nibblet in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14-06-2014, 05:00 PM
  2. the last bullet youll ever need
    By silentscope in forum Shooting
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 18-05-2014, 12:59 PM
  3. wsm bullet puller
    By cambo in forum Reloading and Ballistics
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-03-2013, 04:38 PM
  4. The Silver Bullet
    By Shootm in forum Projects and Home Builds
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 26-10-2012, 09:40 PM
  5. Bit the bullet
    By chewy69a in forum Introductions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 27-05-2012, 08:49 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!