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    I have a .308 Remington 700 my Grandfather left me and have hunted in NY with it last year but didn't shoot a deer. I was using the Federal Fusion 165 grain ammo. I was told by a friend who works at a gun shop that I should shoot the 150 grain ammo. I know it may shoot a little faster and flatter but it has less energy--ft/lbs. Can some rifle hunters on here help me out? Which ammo or weight would suit me best? My shot range will be from 0-200 yards. Thanks.
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    Remington 150 gr psp would work awesome
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    Not much difference between 165 and 150 gr in terms of trajectory, I would go with what you have or what shoots best. Most 308 hunters that use the rifle only for deer would use the 150gr, if you live in an area that you would hunt mule deer, elk and white tail then I would site in and use only 165 gr

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    Remington 150 gr psp
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    No need for a heavier grain.
    I have a Rem .308 760 and it works well.

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    150 grain is the standard. 165 grain boat tails are supposed to be more accurate and retain more energy down range. I don't know if you would really notice the difference.

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    150 gr.
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    I know it may shoot a little faster and flatter but it has less energy--ft/lbs.
    Leithal,

    First thing that you need to consider to get a truly insightful answer is expected maximum shooting distance.

    Unless you are poking way out there, you will have plenty of energy with either gr bullet.

    Additionally, the bullet construction obviously plays a huge part too.

    In an ideal world what you are looking for, (since we are discusing shooting trophy deer), is a relatively explosive bullet that is also capable of leaving an exit wound.

    In many cases the ballistic tipped bullets would fit this bill, but not at longer distances in the .308.

    So...If you expect you will be shooting inside of 150yds..I would go with the BT's...but if you want to be prepared for longer shots..I would go with the AB's, (Accubonds).

    (But then again if you are shooting inside of 250yds, you won't see much difference between the trajectory of either bullet either way.)

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    Additionally, the bullet construction obviously plays a huge part too.
    That is right...bullet performance on impact and of course marksmansship are the key.

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    So...If you expect you will be shooting inside of 150yds..I would go with the BT's...but if you want to be prepared for longer shots..I would go with the AB's, (Accubonds).
    Wouldn't it be the other way around?
    AB's for higher velocity impacts and BT's for longer range expansion at slower speeds.
    That was always my rule of thumb anyway.

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    Go with 150's,165 and 180's are constructed to heavy for deer size game at 308 velocities. Accubonds and Partions are best IMO
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