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#1 tbryanh

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

What ammo is most accurate for the Vepr .308?



#2 Dracozny

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

every rifle will be a bit different but I had great results with Armscor 147gr FMJ in my Super. 



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Posted 22 May 2014 - 09:12 PM

What range are you trying for? To reach out to the long ranges like 400+ you'll want something with a high Ballistic Coefficient. BC = .500 or better.  ;)

 

I'm learning about the long range stuff now, haven't really done much shooting past 200 yds. yet. There's a lot to learn!

 

Typically I'll buy one box each of as many different kinds of ammo. for that caliber as I can find, and do my own range testing. As Dracozny said, each gun has it's preferences.


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:04 PM

There's not many 308 bullets with a .500 ballistic coefficient is there?

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 05:16 AM

Not sure yet, but the higher the better. wink.png

 

ETA: One I have info. for is the 178gr. BTHP Hornady Match - BC=.530!  032.gif

 

Check out Hornady's website, too:  http://www.hornady.c...-30-CAL/?page=4


Edited by Ronin38, 23 May 2014 - 07:16 AM.

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#6 tbryanh

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 10:20 AM

As fas as what I have been learning lately, the barrel's twist rate determines which bullets you can use. Heavier longer bullets require faster twist rates. For a given barrel, there is usually a range af bullet weights and lengths that will work.

 

The article titled "How to Pair Barrel Twist Rates with Bullets" by Keith Wood explains things pretty well. Even though it is for 5.56, it is still relevant to .308.

 

http://www.gunsandam...ist-rates-ammo/


Edited by tbryanh, 23 May 2014 - 10:50 AM.

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#7 Dracozny

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:11 PM

a few charts that cover a number of calibers weights and lengths http://www.montanabu...com/page11.html

.308 Veprs are roughly a 1:12 twist rate


Edited by Dracozny, 23 May 2014 - 11:12 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 11:24 PM

the good thing with 308 is that the slow twist like the russian rifles should still shoot the heavy longer bullets better than a slow twist with a long 223 bullet. the actual weight is less a concern than the length for instance the all copper bullet wiill be much longer in a given weight. the 130 grain 3087 barns solid copper bullets are as long as 170 grain lead core bullets. 






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