The rounds I am most excited about are the .308 rounds. I got two boxes of Winchester 168 Gr. Supreme Ballistic Silvertips. They are very pretty. And expensive. More expensive than pretty. I spent 33.51 a box, which is a fairly good deal. They were purchased from the Sportsman's Guide with a free shipping coupon. I chose this round for various reasons.
I am using an outfitter in December for a doe management hunt. It will be my best chance for a deer this year. It will also be the most expensive hunt this year. I have decided to try an outfitter close to my home to see if it is worth the money. A doe management hunt was much less expensive that a regular hunt, so that is why I when that rout. This outfitter is in an area that allows center fire rifles, so I will be using my trusty .308. Since this is my best and possibly only chance at a deer I want the best of everything. Considering I have so few chances at game, I think it is foolish to buy anything but the best ammo available (within reason). Silvertips are good rounds.
|Haven't taken this bad boy out in the field in about 18 years.|
I know that there are other equally good rounds in the same or even less expensive price point. Another reason I chose the Silvertips is nostalgia. When I was a boy my hunting buddy was a very old guy named Bud May. Bud was OLD I believe he was in his 80's when I was a teenager. He fought in the war, killing, according to him, hundreds of the Japanese. He drank 12 cups of coffee a day, always had a toy poodle in his arms, and always drove with one blinker on. A really neat guy. He hunted with an old 30-30 and used Winchester Silvertips. Now these Silvertips were totally different than modern ones. These were the originals. I believe the ammo he used was much older than I was. He claimed they were tipped with real silver. Every time I see the Silvertip brand I think of him.
|The original Silvertips. Good for Werewolves, Vampires, and Whitetails.|