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is there anything different about these two types of .308 ammo from same manufacturer

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i know the top one is 180 grain and bottom is 168 grain. are there any differences aside from this?


also, how do i know if ammo is soft point or not? i heard you're not supposed to run soft point ammo through your SCAR 17. is this ammo pictured below soft point ammo? sorry im a noob.

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Yes there is a difference. The federal fusion round is a bonded round meant for hunting. It's designed for maximum weight retention as it travels through the medium. The gold medal match round is meant for target shooting. It's not bonded and will likely shatter upon impact with an animal. Usually the jacket strips off the round (match bullets) as it travels through an animal.

The Hornady ammo you have pictured is ballistic tipped. It's perfect for the Scar and no it's not soft point. The tip will not deform upon chambering. The only ammo you have here that I would use for target shooting is the FGGM. The other stuff will most certainly put holes in paper but it would be a waste of of money to do so because they are great hunting bullets.
 

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Soft point is usually bare lead at the tip of the projectile.

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My SCAR 16 likes Winchester Super X 223 Power-Point 64 grain better than anything else I've tried yet out of 5 - 10 assorted types (including match ammo).
 

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My SCAR 16 likes Winchester Super X 223 Power-Point 64 grain better than anything else I've tried yet out of 5 - 10 assorted types (including match ammo).
You are commenting on a SCAR 17 thread, not the pea shooter version.
 

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I own one of each being as how we are now suddenly in a penis measuring contest but I thought the soft point aspect was germane to the topic.
 
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