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Old 01-01-2010, 10:18 PM
drywash drywash is offline
 
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Default Source of .308 30. cal (bulk)

Time to bulk up... Who has a good deal on .308 dia. 30 cal. bullet in 168 grain and 150 grain weights suitavle fo M-1 garand reloading. (match grade) at least (500) count bulk lots. Thanks. J.K.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:06 AM
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Try here. XXIV Corps has a good list to start from if you help. Most of the places also sell reloading components.

http://www.rifle-company.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=431

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Old 01-02-2010, 07:36 AM
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actually, surplus (i.e. "good deal" implies not expensive) .308 projectiles are sorta hard to come by these days. Throwing "match grade" into the mix brings the paradigm closer to IMPOSSIBLE. Of course "match grade" can mean different things to different people. To me, match grade means BULLETS properly loaded in a 1-MOA +/- capable weapon shooting into 1.5 MOA or LESS.

If you are talking about pulled GI M2 and pulled 7.62 147s, or Winchester, etc. commercial "bulk" 150 FMJ, personally, I would not waste my time, powder, or primers with this 3MOA junk.

If match grade really means match use capable,then the Hornaday Match Blems you used to see for 12 bucks per 100 are LONG LONG LONG GONE. Likewise, pulled USGI M72 (often not even 1.5 moa capable anyway) has not been readily available for years.

Frankly, for the last couple years, I have been buying various commercial hunting bullets from the dusty back rows of various guns shops for 10-12 bucks per 100. Mostly 150 grain soft points etc. that someone has forgotten to re-sticker with a higher price. Speers especially are usuallyvery accurate. I have enough "real" match bullets around for another generation or so,but for accurate plinking, I load these up.

I would also add that the YUGOSLAVIAN bullets you see touted in various venues as "match" grade ( http://www.wideners.com/ ) little hint, they ain't match grade and some is resized 7,62X54R. Of course, you can buy 500 and see if they work out. You pays your money..

At 18.00 per 100 (or more) for this Yugo stuff, you are better off buying Remington Core-Lokts (150 or 165s) from Midway for 21-22 per 100. These bullets are in fact capable of around 1.5MOA, sometimes better.

My .02 anyway, maybe someone else has some better ideas or you could CLARIFY what you mean.. good luck either way.


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Old 01-02-2010, 09:13 AM
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Try Nolsers web site. They have 155 gr and 168 gr match bullets for about $180 per 1K. Midway sometimes has them for about that price too. I have used both and the 168's are just as good as the Sierra 168 MK in my garands. I have not had as much luck with the 155's but I have not worked with them as much. I think I need to push them a little harder.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:33 AM
HughUno HughUno is offline
 
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Try Nolsers web site. They have 155 gr and 168 gr match bullets for about $180 per 1K. Midway sometimes has them for about that price too. I have used both and the 168's are just as good as the Sierra 168 MK in my garands. I have not had as much luck with the 155's but I have not worked with them as much. I think I need to push them a little harder.
the best deal on Noslers is gonna be around 250.00 per thousand (I just bought 500 from a individual seller on another forum for a great deal). Days of low prices are long gone and Nosler isn't likely to go back below this price considering the current Obama-induced panic/hording.

http://store.nosler.com/pc_combined_...349F0356852AD0

I agree that the 155s tend to be a bit more finicky on loads than the 168s. In this respect, the Hornaday and Nosler comp bullets in general also tend to need a bit more tweaking than Sierras for best accuracy (at least in my experience). However, they are indeed "match" grade bullets and at 25.00 per 1000, may be the very best option out there. especially considering that SMKs are "discount/sale" priced at 35.00 these days! Sheesh.

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:15 AM
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Here is where I am getting my prices for the Nosler bullets. $182/1K for 155's and $189/1K for the 168's. I ordered 2K of the 168's a couple months ago and they ended up being $0.205 each shipped.

http://www.shootersproshop.com/index...=Custom%20Comp
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:55 AM
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Try here. XXIV Corps has a good list to start from if you help. Most of the places also sell reloading components.

http://www.rifle-company.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=431

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XXVI Corps is a great guy. Met him on the Firing Line forum. As I find and shoot older surplus, I send him the cases to add to his ammo information list. Great resource, really helpful.
I usually have a copy in my gun show bag - and glove box - as you never know when you're going to run into some milsurp at the local gun store
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:13 AM
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Wideners

I've always had good dealings with Wideners, and prices are generally competitive.
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:40 PM
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Match grade bullets for a M1?? If your matches are 1-200yd there is no reason to use expensive 150gr+ (real) match bullets. You will shoot better, pay less, enjoy it more and save points in rapids with a 110-125gr FB, spire or hollow pts. Check out the Speer 125gr TNT for 500 pricing. BTW--Golden West bullets, regardless of what they call them are not match grade and will not keep up with Nosler, Sierra, etc. Good Shooting....
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:19 PM
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PowderValley also is a good source for bullets, although Widenner's prices are often better.

MidwayUSA is a good source, especially when they are having sales.
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