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Posted: 8/22/2023 11:54:21 AM EST
Anyone have any experience with them? Everyone seems to really like them. I haven't read much about the 167gr scenar though. I'm wondering if they'd perform better in a 10 twist Savage 10FP?
Link Posted: 8/23/2023 8:59:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: ChrisGarrett] [#1]
I'm a Scenar fan in .30 and .338, so I've shot them. I have a 10FP LE2b.

The 167 is similar to the 168 smk and popular in some shooting circles going a ways back.

The knock on the Lapua bullets back then, was their price. Back when you could sell bullets on Ebay, they made more sense.


Link Posted: 8/24/2023 8:28:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 12:43:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: borderpatrol] [#3]
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Originally Posted By Rob01:

Do you have them already? If not there are much better bullets to shoot long range in a .308. The BC on the 167 Scenar is terrible.
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What is their B.C.?

Lapua makes great bullets, if the B.C. is a little less than SMK's, but they group better, it's a wash.

I will take smaller groups over B.C. every day. The reason rifles have adjustable sights is to factor for wind. 168 grain bullets have never been good past 800/900 yards, I doubt the 167's would be any better.

Every barrel has its favorites. If the Lapua shoots smaller groups in your rifle, I would run with it. I would not expect it to work at 1000. .308 is at its limit around 1000 yards. Most competitors are using 30" barrels (or longer) when competing at this distance.

I own a 32" barreled .308 Palma rifle a 27.5" barreled .308 rifle dedicated to 600 yard tournaments. .308 needs all the velocity it can get for long range. A 1:10 twist helps. 175 grain SMK's and even 190 grain SMK's are a better option for 1000 yards.
Link Posted: 8/28/2023 1:36:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: Rob01] [#4]
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