New Savage Owner
Ok so I just traded my M1A for a Savage 10 FCP-SR. Nothing against the M1A but I decided that I needed a more appropriate long range/hunting rifle. I got the savage and swapped the Leupold Mk2 6-18 glass from the M1A to the savage. I then used a Blackhawk stud to piciatanny adapter and mounted a GG&G bi-pod and finished it all off with a Turner Saddlery sling. I just finished getting all my accesories on and have not shot the rifle yet.
I will use this rifle for target shooting and hunting. The gun club where I am a member has a range out to 600 yards. I currently hunt whitetail in Illinois but we have to use slugs. The game I will probably hunt with this rifle will be most likely deer out of state, coyotes, and hopefully one day soon some hogs.
My main predicament at this point is ammo selection. I want to pick a certain brand of match grade ammo and stick with it for all my shooting with this rifle. The rifle is in .308 with a 1 in 10 twist and a 24" barrel. It is threaded for a muzzle break and comes with a thread protector. I do not plan on putting a break on at this time.
So basically for my intended uses for this rifle, what would be a good bullet type? I know there are probably bullets that are better for hunting than target shooting and vice versa, but what would be some suggestions on a good all around bullet type and weight for my purpose? Any suggestions are appreciated as well as brand recomendations. I do not reload at this time but I save all my brass and it is something I will do eventually, just not right now.
Heres the rifle:
I am kind of thinking about trying out some of this hornady ammo. I use the 75gr BTHP out of my varmint AR and it has given me the best performance. Any thoughts?
Cabela's: HornadyŽ Superformance® Match Rifle Ammunition
Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for the help guys.