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Remington 700 in .308

One of my good friends gave me a .308 this week as a gift. (No reason, just a generous and all around great guy.) It's a Remington 700 in stainless. I like to hunt in all weather and sometimes bivy hunt so it is perfect. I have always used a blued .30-06 and have had some rust spots in rainy weather.

Anyway, I bought a scope for it. I plan to get some ammunition this weekend. Having never fired a .308, I am wondering if anyone has a factory ammo recommendation for deer. I am thinking about getting some Hornady SST in 165 grain. Any thoughts?
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

I have used Remington core lokt in my Savage Model 99 .308 for 30 plus years with excellent results. I used soft point for a few years , but prefer pointed soft point both were equally effective. I am sure the gun will like a certain kind of ammo as will you. As always it would depend on your hunting situation. I like close shots in laurel mainly. I also have a Remington 700 in .280 and use the same ammo, it is a real tack driver.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

Anything 150 or 165. I've had luck with Federal 150's

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Re: Remington 700 in .308

I reload and use 150 ballistic tips in mine and I'm happy with the performance. I'm sure one of ammo manufacturers offers them.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

I like the 308, like 165 grain bullets in it, but do not like the Hornady SST. The regular Hornady is fine but the SST is just too soft and comes apart. Have shot 4 deer with them and was never satisfied with the performance.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

standard 165 spiral tips from hornady is better then the sst's. I use them in my 06 and they work well on deer.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

165 grain fusions worked great in mine. Tight groups and good performance on deer.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

Second the fusions. I use the 150's. Deadly.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

I'd try the core lok't first as most of the 700's I've had like Rem ammo well enough to look no further. Lot's of options out there though, and the .308 is cheap to feed.
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Re: Remington 700 in .308

Stick in the 150-165 range. That will serve you perfect. The Hornady Whitetail line is some decent ammo, and will flop them over for you!
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