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Old 11-29-2012, 11:12 AM
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Default Compairing 150gr and 165gr bullets in .308 dia

It comes down to sectional density for bullet performance with standard lead core bullets. I shoot 30-06s lightly loaded to 308 Winchester ballistics. I choose a standard lead core bullets in 165gr so that I have a better chance of the bullet holding together and giving me good penetration on a shoulder shot. Some shooters prefer the extra velocity/flatter trajectory you gain from the lighter 150gr bullet. I buy and shoot Nosler Ballistic tip bullets, these are sometimes blamed for over expansion in the 150gr selection. I have not had a problem using them on Deer in the 165gr selection. If I was shooting factory ammo, say Remington core-locks I would try to find your 308 Win in 165gr.

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Old 11-29-2012, 11:25 AM
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Default Stuck cases in your Savage 99

You might have a rough or oversize chamber on your 99. That would explain the stuck/hard to remove case after firing rapidly and heating up the rifle. A good gunsmith could check it out and if it was just a little rough could probibly fix it very easily. The one thing that I think all 99s share is a spongy trigger. I like a light/crisp trigger and I think it is easier to get that kind of performance in bolt actions.

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