howdy from western maryland. i bought a used 308 about twelve years ago, and i am just now getin around to shootin it. i put a burris 3-9 fullfield 2 on it. i reload, and i have a brand new set of dies for it probably bought them about 8 years ago. i was thinking of using a hornaday 130 gr with a lil win. 748 behind it. using 748 because i allready have it. i bought it for my 223. and it didnt work out. so i figure might as well use it if it works right? has any one else used the 130 gr bullet with 748? if so what were your results? i am getin it ready for a young hunter to use mainly my daughter, and the neighbors nephew. i let him use my 22250 this year, and he made a beautifull shot on a small doe about 175 yards. i figure that aint to bad for a first deer. but i also feel that the 250 is alittle light for a young deer hunter. i personally dont have any problems using it for deer, but a youngun needs a lil room for error. so i figurred a 130 gr bullet would have a light recoil, and be great for a junior hunter. not sure if it will stabalize or not any insight would be helpfull. i think the twist rate is 1in 9 i would have to check again to make sure been some time since i did that atleast ten years, but that twist rings a bell. this is also my first post thanks in advance for all your insight and help.