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    What has been said is all true. The M80 bullet when seated to the cannelure in a 30-06 will have a shorter OAL, than the M2 bullet. 1:12 is better for lighter bullets than 1:10 but within 200 yards it probably doesn't matter. Faster twists usually are more versatile. In the AR-15 the 1:7 will shoot anything pretty well but the 1:12 shoots the M193 more accurately than the M855. The 30-06 holds more powder and can use heavier bullets (M1icon Garands need to watch this). My take on any pulled military bullet is the weight variation. The M80's can be +/- 4 grains (made to cycle and go bang) so if you take the time to weight sort them, they work better. Most of the bulk 150 grain commercial FMJBT are better than any batch of pulled M2 or M80 due to their tighter tolerances and less handling. Just my experience with all of the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I used to love the 220 gr Hornady bullets until they stopped shipping them to Canadaicon. Can't get them here now.
    This one? 30 Cal .308 220 gr RN, Item #3090 | 100/Box.

    Like the old 215 grain bullet for the .303, a quintessential moose buster!

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    Quote Originally Posted by old tanker View Post
    a quintessential moose buster
    I used to load them also for guys going north past the Sunday hunting line to get moose, always came back with rave reviews.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    I used to love the 220 gr Hornady bullets until they stopped shipping them to Canadaicon. Can't get them here now.

    Norma used to sell a 220gn .308" RNSP bullet; known for its impressive performance, even on "Texas heart-shots". They seem to currently only list a 200gn job, though.

    See Sierra for other options: .30 CALIBER/7.62MM 220 GR. RN Sierra Bullets

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    We don't seem to see those here either. I would have preferred them for loading Kragicon 30-40.

    Regards, Jim

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