Speer .308 125 gr. TNT

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  1. hombre243 Member

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    I want to work up some loads with this bullet. Has anyone here used the Speer .308 125 gr. TNT ? I would like to know how it worked for you. I figure since it is a premium bullet it is accurate. How does it work on varmints, out to???

    I plan to use it for coyotes and ground hogs in the spring up to about 300 yards.

    Thanks
    h
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  2. wood chucker Moderator

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    Tag for follow up ! :)
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  3. Al in Mi Active Member

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    if it's anything like the 70gr .243 on woodchucks (no pun intended Mike :)) they'll be very accurate and make a big hole
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  4. hombre243 Member

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    wood chucker, it will be a while before I can target the loads as our ranges around here are snowed in and my little gobuggy hates snow. But when they come in I will probably make up about 40 test loads of varying powder charges (of one powder. I have more than one powder suitable for the rounds) and then sit and pound my foot waiting for a decent day to go shoot em. I will keep this open until I can see how they do and then report back.
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    I ordered them from Bud's Monday morning. I think they were drop shipped from Brownell's/Sinclair. (I live less than 80 miles from Brownell's) Package arrived in today's UPS delivery OR Mail. I think it came Smart Post. Anyway...1 day service. Now to load em and go blast something. These HPs are very pointed and though .308s they are too sharp to try in the 30-30. I am sure they will be a real knock out in the Savage.308. I may order some of the other hollow points for the 30-30.

    Drop shipped from Crow Shooting Supplies in Montezuma, IA...just over yonder a fur piece.
  6. Keith Moderator

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    From my reading, it seems that 110 grain is the preferred size for varmint loads. I don't varmint hunt myself, so I have nothing to base that on.
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  7. hombre243 Member

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    I went with the 125gr for this trip because of the better BC. (341 compared to 245) Longer bullet per diameter makes for better overall stability, including farther downrange. I haven't used any of these .308s for yotes yet so I am just in the experimenting stages. Range and field time will tell.

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