Best factory 308 win?

Mauser4me

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Will soon receive my first 'precision rifle' build, and am looking for ammunition for it to get things going. Looking to buy a few thousand rounds to start. It's an origin action, with a Bartlein 26" M24 barrel with 1:10 twist. I do not have a reloading setup and am in the process of preparing to move so won't be getting one anytime soon. So, I'm looking for the best factory ammo I can get in the meantime. Was wondering what you guys reccomend?

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    If it doesn’t shoot this it won’t shoot anything else worth a shit either
     
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    Rob01

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    You plan on long range precision with it? Forget anything with a 168 SMK bullet. The 175 SMK isn't bad but much better bullets out now with higher BCs to help the .308 out. The Hornady 168 and 178 ELD-M and 169 TMK are a few to look at in loaded ammo.
     

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    Perfect thanks guys just ordered a few hundred rounds of FGMM 185gr Berger. Would've ordered more but limit of 240rds/order.
    I was impressed with this ammo. Sure, it didn't have hand load SD/ES, but it was decent enough and it clocked 2595 fps out of my 20" barrel. Nothing else I've found can hang with that without being pushed a LOT harder than most factory loads will push it.
     

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    I had excellent results recently with the Norma match load with the 175gr bullet
     

    Baron23

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    Lot of good recommendations...and maybe I'm off base...but I wouldn't buy too much of any particular single ammo until I tried it out in my gun and see what it liked.

    @Rob01 makes a very good point....how far are you planning to shoot this gun on the regular?
     

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    When you find your ammo get a tuner break on the end of that rifle and then you can tune it into a very tight group
     
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    FGMM 175gr SMK or Berger 185gr Jugg. Federal also does a FGMM load with the 185gr Jugg but it’s hit or miss on whether a rifle likes it so I’d buy a couple boxes to try first. 175gr SMK is 100% good to go, never seen a 308 that shot worth a shit that wouldn’t shoot great with it.