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168 or 175 grain. Current budget only allows 1 500 round box. What is the consciences as to which would be preferred?
 

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Short range or long range? I have me a box of 500 if I ever find another 800 meter place to shoot but here @ the 100yd games I just use 125gr TNT's usually but liked the 175's for long range.
 

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Short range or long range? I have me a box of 500 if I ever find another 800 meter place to shoot but here @ the 100yd games I just use 125gr TNT's usually but liked the 175's for long range.
100 to 1100 yards (my back yard)
 

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100 to 1100 yards (my back yard)
Then I would go with the 175's. They did much better for me @ 800meters and out did my 168gr Amaxs @ 400 meters
 

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For beyond 600y the 175 grain would likely give better accuracy. But the higher recoil is a consideration. The 168 gr would likely be OK for 900y.
If you insist on 1000(+) yards, then the 175.
 

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I find that the longer the range the heavier bullet you use is a bonus. Shot Long Range for several years and finally switched to using the SMK 190's for ranges beyond the 600yd. line. Did very well with the 190 SMK and even though was told that bullet in 308 would be subsonic at the 1000yd line. Perhaps it was but can say most rounds fired for such matches found their way into the 10 and X ring, enough to make High Master in doing so. Just a suggestion.
 

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I use 175"s, because it is a currently issued, standardized USGI bullet. (Mk 316 Mod 0 and M118LR). For us handloaders, the cartridges are easily duplicated.
This for me too. I like the 175s for the same reason.
 
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