thanks for the heads up!For cheap ammo that keeps hits within target black, use the 147 grain. For ammo that hits precisely where you aim, use 168 grain. Benefits vs. cost kind of thing.
Agree if the benefit exceeds the marginal cost.unless I was reloading for a belt-fed machine gun, the chances that I would waste my personal time, money, primers, powder, range time, etc. on ANY full metal jacket bullet (GI or commercial) is (very) close to ZERO percent.
Intentionally "creating" a 2.5 to 3MOA round when for a few pennies more per round, using (various) commercial hunting bullets or match blems, one can reload/create a round capable of shooting much closer to ONE MOA is what I would (charitably) call "dumb."
You have many different .308 cal bullet options for many applications. Bullets vary in weight, manufacturer, structure and so forth. Do you reload or are you going to use commercial ammo ? Accuracy, hunting, cqb, long range shooting are applications to be considered before we even discuss the nuances of your rifle.newbie wanting experienced shooters' thoughts on bullet options
since I am not a long-range shooter (not anymore anyway) and I have lots of odd-lots of various hunting bullets (and plenty of match bullets), I reload just about any of the bullets you see below (and some not pictured). You can see I picked up 700-800 Hornaday 168 Match bullets (for 10.00 per hundred a couple years back). If I was limited to just one bullet (again, not for longer ranges), I would pick the 130 Hornaday SSP (single shot pistol flat base--no longer made, unfortunately) or equivalent bullet (125-130) from Sierra, etc.Agree if the benefit exceeds the marginal cost.
[*]What manufacturer, weight, and type would you recommend ?
[*]Where do you do most of your purchases?
Yep! Inside 300 yards there's not enough difference to make the extra cost of 168 or heavier worth the money.I tend to use 147s to 150s up to 300yds from there on the 168 is Superior and the 175 even Better especially in the Wind!