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    Question Has anyone shot Barnes .308 150gr through a 16" Barrel

    I'm getting ready to go hunting for the first time next season. The only rifle I have suitable for the task is my AR-10*. The big issue I have is that my rifle only has a 16" barrel and most ballistics data I've seen is out of a 24" test barrel (probably with an optimized twist rate.) Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any data on this round out os a similar barrel? I'm looking for things like muzzle velocity and drop over certain distances. I know this will very from rifle to rifle, but I was hoping for some real world numbers that may be closer than what I found on the packaging.

    For reference, I'm shooting:

    CMMG Mk3 T
    16" Barrel 1:10 twist

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonorousAria View Post
    I'm getting ready to go hunting for the first time next season. The only rifle I have suitable for the task is my AR-10*. The big issue I have is that my rifle only has a 16" barrel and most ballistics data I've seen is out of a 24" test barrel (probably with an optimized twist rate.) Anyway, I was wondering if anyone has any data on this round out os a similar barrel? I'm looking for things like muzzle velocity and drop over certain distances. I know this will very from rifle to rifle, but I was hoping for some real world numbers that may be closer than what I found on the packaging.

    For reference, I'm shooting:

    CMMG Mk3 T
    16" Barrel 1:10 twist
    It really depends on many things, IE The ammo. And you can guess a one to two hundred feet a second less than whats on the box. You will still be fine for hunting inside 500 yards for deer sized animals.

    What gun are you shooting?
    exactly what ammo?
    What are you hunting?

    You will be fine

    PB
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    Sorry, I just realized that Barnes primarily makes bullets for reloading.

    Iím looking at the Barnes VOR-TX .308 150gr.

    Iím looking at hunting deer within 400yards, but was wondering if it may be possible to hunt elk one day too (I will probably end up with a longer barrel by that point if not a dedicated hunting rifle by then, but this is what I have and want to go hunting) Iím just wondering how adequate it is.

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    I get 2645 fps out of a SCAR17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    I get 2645 fps out of a SCAR17.
    With the Barnes?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SonorousAria View Post
    With the Barnes?


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    With this

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/21...free-box-of-20

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    Has anyone shot Barnes .308 150gr through a 16" Barrel

    Beautiful, thatís exactly what I was looking for! Thanks. I figure I can assume at least 2550 and be safe with differences in barrels.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    I get 2645 fps out of a SCAR17.
    How does it group compared to a known standard like 168/175 FGMM?
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