24hourcampfire.com
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
.308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar #7983004 08/14/13
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,067
D
Dirtfarmer Online Content OP
Campfire Oracle
OP Online Content
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,067
The Lyman book shows their accuracy load for 155 gr. Nosler J4 Match bullets is 44 gr. Benchmark at 61K psi and 2,861 fps.

My best loads with the 150 gr. NBT has been with H-4895. Benchmark seems like a fast powder to be used in the .308 with a 155 gr. bullet. Lyman was using 9 1/2 Rem primers, shooting these loads form a ten twist, 24" tube.

After reading Pat's stuff with the 155 Scenar, I'm wanting to try them in my .308.

I would appreciate top performing loads for this bullet. Does anyone know what Pat loads his with?

DF

BP-B2

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #7983042 08/14/13
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 33,362
M
mathman Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
M
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 33,362
I think he's using 45 or 45.5 gr. Varget in Lapua cases.

You need to remember those 155 Scenars use a bit more case capacity than standard 155's, they're about as long as a 175 SMK.


"In the real world, think of the 6.5 Creedmoor as the modernized/standardized/optimized version of the 6.5x55/.260." John Barsness 2019
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: mathman] #7983126 08/14/13
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,202
J
JBO69 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
J
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,202
This was copied from Pats 308 vs 260 shootout post.

.308(green rifle)
155gr Lapua scenar
Lapua brass
45.5grs Varget
Wolf(Tula)LRM primer
2.810" coal
2950fps.


Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: JBO69] #7983140 08/14/13
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,067
D
Dirtfarmer Online Content OP
Campfire Oracle
OP Online Content
Campfire Oracle
D
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 29,067
Thanks guys,

That's what I was needing.

DF

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #7985476 08/15/13
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 566
J
jsthntn247 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
J
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 566
Everybody I've seen is using 45.2-45.5 grains of Varget with the 155's. Mine likes 45.4

IC-A

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: jsthntn247] #7985655 08/15/13
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 29,049
S
smokepole Online Content
Campfire Oracle
Online Content
Campfire Oracle
S
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 29,049
I'm using 46 grains to get to 2,950, with no pressure signs (24" barrel)and good brass life. Excellent accuracy.

I hear you on the comment re: Benchmark seeming to be too fast a powder, but another load I like even better than Varget is 46 grains of TAC for 2,950 and excellent accuracy. That load is from published data.

Both using either Lapua or R-P brass and federal LR match primers.



A wise man is frequently humbled.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: smokepole] #7986481 08/15/13
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
M
MZ5 Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
M
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
In the 45.5-grain area with IMR 4895 for any of the 155 low-drag bullets.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: MZ5] #7986603 08/15/13
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,329
B
Burleyboy Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
B
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,329
I've been running 46g varget, cci 250's, and lc lr brass. It shoots decent but I've been playing with AR comp and its showing good results with 175's so I'm going to try it with 155's soon.

Bb

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Burleyboy] #7986669 08/15/13
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,174
D
Dustylongshot Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
D
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,174
I use 46.3 of Varget behind a #2156 Sierra 155 grain HPBT in my 31 inch Palma barrel. No pressure signs even in 90 degree weather. I use Lapua cases and WLR primers. Chamber was cut with a US palma team reamer.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dustylongshot] #7990434 08/17/13
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 318
J
JimD. Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
J
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 318
Im using 46.5 in winch. cases and 210m primers. This load shoots around 2870 in my 24" barreled heavy rifle. I also shoot the same load in a 21" factory barrel. Both rifles shoot this load less than a half inch.

IC-B

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: JimD.] #7990770 08/17/13
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 503
R
REDGUN Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
R
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 503
I am using 47.0 gr Varget, 155 Scenar, Lapua brass and a Wolf primer, out of a factory Remington PSS 26" barrel. Getting 2950 fps and no problems with preasure.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: REDGUN] #7990816 08/17/13
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,508
Tim_in_TN Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 4,508
I shoot 600 yds monthly at our benchrest match, and the factory guys shooting well with the 155`s use IMR8208 and N150. I have seen sub 1/2 MOA from a certain Savage!!


Member of the AccuBond Society.......
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Tim_in_TN] #8004647 08/22/13
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
P
pbcaster45 Offline
Member
Offline
Member
P
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 112
Here's my load from my custom Savage 16FLHSS. Sorry, haven't chronographed it yet. Seated for magazine function but very accurate at 200 yards.

Bullet: Lapua 155 gr. Scenar
Powder: Hodgdon Varget 44.5 grs
Primer: Wolf Large Rifle
Case: Lapua
LOAL: 2.840 (2.216 base to ogive with Stoney Point)
Comments: Jam length with Lapua 155 gr. Scenar is 2.266 (about 2.900 LOAL). Bullets seated to give 0.050 bullet jump

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14538232 02/04/20
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,004
David_Walter Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,004
Up for new data


Wars are fought in the will.
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14538433 02/04/20
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,638
D
devnull Online Content
Campfire Ranger
Online Content
Campfire Ranger
D
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,638
44.5 gr of XBR 8208. Doesn't compress like Varget and is easier on seater stems.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14538496 02/04/20
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,917
JPro Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 12,917
As I didn't have much Varget when working with the 155 Scenar, I tried RL15 and H4895. With Lapua brass, both were at 2,850fps+ from 22" factory bolt actions. I don't have the exact charges in front of me, but will find them later. I'd likely have tried Varget first, if I'd had a keg on hand, but the other powders worked fine.


Now with even more aplomb
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14552755 02/08/20
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 683
D
DeskJockey Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
D
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 683
I worked up to 47.5 grains Varget. Shoots 2920 out of a 22 inch barrel. Very accurate.

Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14553039 02/08/20
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,004
David_Walter Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 15,004
How’d you get all that Varget in a case? Drop tube?


Wars are fought in the will.
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14554968 02/08/20
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 16,984
Reloder28 Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 16,984
I run 155 Scenar’s exclusively with 48.5 gr Varget in a Lapua case. It gets 2900 fps in my 22” 308’s. So compressed a load it is that seating depth is “push it until won’t go no more”. Though arbitrary, this load is one ragged hole accurate in all of my, currently 5 ea, 308’s.


L’audace, l’audace, tujours l’audace...
Re: .308 loads for 155 gr. Scenar [Re: Dirtfarmer] #14555950 02/09/20
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,992
S
sbhooper Online Content
Campfire Ranger
Online Content
Campfire Ranger
S
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,992
You may consider CFE223. My Ruger American shoots 150 Interlocks into 1/2 moa at 2910 fps. The Scenars should do the same.


You did not "seen" anything, you "saw" it.
A "creek" has water in it, a "crick" is what you get in your neck.
Liberals with guns are nothing but hypocrites.
Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
717 registered members (12344mag, 117LBS, 1234, 06hunter59, 12savage, 83 invisible), 1,914 guests, and 879 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.16 Page Time: 0.054s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.8659 MB (Peak: 1.0253 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-04-09 14:22:48 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS