.308Win Match Grade Ammo

Best Match .308 Beside FGMM

  • Nosler Match Grade

    Votes: 2 11.1%
  • PPU Match

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Hornady Match A-MAX

    Votes: 3 16.7%
  • S&B Match

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Lapua Scenar

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Berger Juggernaut

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Winchester M118LR

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Black Hills Gold

    Votes: 1 5.6%
  • Cor-Bon Performance Match

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Nothing Better Than FGMM!

    Votes: 8 44.4%

  • Total voters
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Back at it again. Looking to stock up on some good .308 since my FGMM in 175gr has been my friend and needs some company. Lets see what the voter's think of the best match .308 to stock up with. To help level the playing field, ammo thats suitable for 1,000 yards+.
 

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You're shooting 175gr .308 at 1000yds?
I've done it and its doable but you're running pretty short on gas out past that. To hear me tell it that is, I'm no super sniper. I'm pretty steady at 800 with my 308 all day long. After that, area of effect. Thats just me though, your mileage may vary.
I been buying M118LR from
Prices are right and I find it comparable to Federal GMM
 

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I thought most the 1000 yard shooters in 762 shot the Palma 155’s. I guess my info is dated. Someone needs to make a sintered tungsten bullet to get the BC up and still leave room for powder.
 

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Good price on the match stuff. Will have to check'em out!

You're shooting 175gr .308 at 1000yds?
I've done it and its doable but you're running pretty short on gas out past that. To hear me tell it that is, I'm no super sniper. I'm pretty steady at 800 with my 308 all day long. After that, area of effect. Thats just me though, your mileage may vary.
I been buying M118LR from
Prices are right and I find it comparable to Federal GMM
 

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The best stuff is 175 grain FGMM. I don’t know about 1k, but that stuff is absolutely top notch. If you want to go to a 1000 go onto accurate shooter and see what F class guys are reloading.
 

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Off accurate shooter:


Match Bullets
What you see below is just a fraction of the quality 30-caliber match bullets available to .308 shooters. Figure there are at least twenty projectiles you might consider. Still, with such a large selection, nearly all the competitors we interviewed were using one of five bullets: 155 Berger, 155 Lapua Scenar, 155 Sierra MK, 168 Sierra MK, or 175 Sierra MK. A few guys have had good luck with the 168gr Amax (.475 BC), and some guys like to shoot the heavy 185gr Bergers (.569 BC), 185gr Scenars (.521 BC), or 190gr SMKs (.533 BC) at 1000 yards, but the vast majority of .308 shooters are running the 155s, or the 168 or 175 Sierras. Among the 155s, John Whidden has had great success with the Bergers seating them well in the lands. The Lapua 155 has an impressive .508 BC (and you can see that it is even longer than a 175 MK), and you can launch it much faster than a 168- or 175-grainer. Between the 168 SMK (.488 BC) and 175 SMK (.505 BC), most shooters seem to think the slippery 175 is a better bullet overall and it definitely has an edge at longer distance–less drop and less windage. We suggest, in developing initial loads for your .308, that you focus on one of these five projectiles, and then maybe try a few Amaxs or the heavier SMKs. Sierra will start selling a new 210gr SMK early next year. It’s probably a little heavy for a .308, but it should work very well in a 300WM or 30-06.”

 

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I have a hard time finding 155gr Scenars, but PPU has their match in 155gr offering that is under $25 a box. Definitely want to try them. But that American Marksman M118LR is a steal at $22 a box. I have some old 200gr ammo I heard was accurate.

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Match Bullets
What you see below is just a fraction of the quality 30-caliber match bullets available to .308 shooters. Figure there are at least twenty projectiles you might consider. Still, with such a large selection, nearly all the competitors we interviewed were using one of five bullets: 155 Berger, 155 Lapua Scenar, 155 Sierra MK, 168 Sierra MK, or 175 Sierra MK. A few guys have had good luck with the 168gr Amax (.475 BC), and some guys like to shoot the heavy 185gr Bergers (.569 BC), 185gr Scenars (.521 BC), or 190gr SMKs (.533 BC) at 1000 yards, but the vast majority of .308 shooters are running the 155s, or the 168 or 175 Sierras. Among the 155s, John Whidden has had great success with the Bergers seating them well in the lands. The Lapua 155 has an impressive .508 BC (and you can see that it is even longer than a 175 MK), and you can launch it much faster than a 168- or 175-grainer. Between the 168 SMK (.488 BC) and 175 SMK (.505 BC), most shooters seem to think the slippery 175 is a better bullet overall and it definitely has an edge at longer distance–less drop and less windage. We suggest, in developing initial loads for your .308, that you focus on one of these five projectiles, and then maybe try a few Amaxs or the heavier SMKs. Sierra will start selling a new 210gr SMK early next year. It’s probably a little heavy for a .308, but it should work very well in a 300WM or 30-06.”

 
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