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I'm going to PM Rick and see if he will make a sticky from this post, and other caliber specific posts as they come up. Would be a great way to share data without constantly new post requesting data for various cartridges.

Here's some .308 loads that my rifle has liked particularly well. OALs are from the casehead to the bullet ogive using a Sinclair Bullet Comparitor. Lapua cases.

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Thanks Rick!

OK folks, post your .308 loads that have worked well for you here. If you have proven loads for other calibers, start a post for it, and we'll see if Rick will make it a sticky as well...

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Lapua Brass
46gr Varget
165 Nosler Ballistic TIp
CCI BR2 Primer
always shoots sub MOA (.5-.75) and if I was a good shot , it'd shoot like this probably alot more often

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150gr Hornady spire point, 48gr N203, CCI200, and RP brass give me 0.75" or better at 100 yards for 3 shots out of my model 88 every time...

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Is that Winchester Brass ? Makes a difference.
Those loads, in general, with Nosler BT's, Sierra Match and 155 gr. Palma, Barsnes TSX, Hdy 150 gr. BT's, etc. all work pretty well in both of my rifles. Some better than others, etc.
My Winchester M70 FWT. likes 47 grs. of Varget, WW cases, CCI's, and the TSX for 2843 fps. My Rem 700 VSFS like 47 grs. of Varget, WLR's, over the 155 gr. Palma Sierra. Varget is very good powder for the .308. E

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My LR target load is:

155 Nosler Competion bullet
46.5 gr Varget
Federal 210 match primer
Winchester case

From a 30" barrel it churns up 2980 fps.
From a 24" barrel only 2850 fps.

Very accurate.

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Winchester 748 / 47 grains, Remington brass, WLR primers, Speer or Sierra 150 grain flat base bullets

IMR 4064/ 45 grains, Remington Brass, WLR primers, Speer, Sierra or Winchester Power Point 150 grain bullets.

IMR 4064/43 grains, Remington Brass, Fed 210 primers, 165 grain HPBT Sierra Gameking.

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168 Sierra MK / N 140 / 41.5
5-shot groups at 100 meter (109 yds.)
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I'd be kind of curious to see what kinds of speeds you guys are running with those loads, if you don't mind.

My main reason is that I've worked with 2 barrels for 308's this year, both were 20" and both topped out for speed at about 2700 with the 150's. And both shot very very well by the way.

Thx in advance

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Originally Posted by Mark R Dobrenski
I'd be kind of curious to see what kinds of speeds you guys are running with those loads, if you don't mind.

My main reason is that I've worked with 2 barrels for 308's this year, both were 20" and both topped out for speed at about 2700 with the 150's. And both shot very very well by the way.

Thx in advance

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Reference my loads shown above, they chronoed as follows:

43.5gr IMR-4895, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - 2739
44gr IMR-4895, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - 2791
44.5gr IMR-4895, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - 2810
45gr IMR-4895, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - 2850

44.5gr R15, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - Not chronoed
45gr R15, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - Not Chronoed
45.5gr R15, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - Not Chronoed
46.5gr R15, 150gr Game King, Fed 210M - 2943

Substituting WLR primers for the 210Ms has added about 40fps w/ R15. Accuracy edge seems to go to 210Ms, but it's close enough that I can't be sure.

My rifle has a definite preference for the 150gr Game Kings over all other bullets I have tried, having averaged .580" for all powder/primer/charge/seating depth combos I have tried.

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308 load i've had good luck with is 41.5 gr of imr 3031 with win. brass fed. 210 primers and honady 150 gr flatbase bt

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In my M1A the first load that I tried is now my standard load.
Fed GM Brass
Fed Match LR Primer
Varget 42.0gr
Nosler 168gr J4
Shoots 2,550fps and averages .5-.6 inch groups for 5 shots at 100 yards in a factory stock Springfield M1A with a match barrel.

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Thx Hondo, and I may of missed it but what length tube?

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Les- I've had the same kinds of results with the 150 Horn flat base, just plain scalding accurate in my 308's.

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I have quite a few 308's in the collection. They run the spread from para-military to bull barreled tactical jobs. This group was fired in my Kimber Montana upon its return from the gunsmith last weekend.

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This is one of my go-to reloads, I shoot it in all of my 308's and it gives me very good accuracy in all of them. I like to use military brass in the bottom feeders, tougher brass is a good thing in that instance. The load is in LC brass once fired and prepped on a Gracey case trimmer (I use their fixture for uniforming the primer pocket and removing the military crimp,) a CCI 200, 44.0 grains a Varget (a max charge in military brass IMO,) and a 168 grain Sierra MatchKing or Nosler Custom Competition 168 (whichever is cheaper by the 500 at the time I order) seated to 2.800" In my 22" barreled bolt guns, this load averages 2650 FPS.

In commercial brass, loaded for the bolt guns, I load a charge of 46 grains of Varget and switch to a Fed 210 match primer. This load is usually in the solid 2700 FPS neighborhood.


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Originally Posted by Mark R Dobrenski
Thx Hondo, and I may of missed it but what length tube?

Thx
Dober


22" Krieger

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Originally Posted by Andre
168 Sierra MK / N 140 / 41.5
5-shot groups at 100 meter (109 yds.)
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Andre,
How about some rifle details, you cant post 1/4moa, 5 shot groups and not have any rifle info... smile

In federal cases 48gr of varget under a 150SST or TSX has been very good for me in a pacnor tube, 2925fps and 1/2 to 3/4 moa.

Same Federal cases and 46gr of Varget works as well with a 168SMK or 165 deepshok (yes I hoarded every last box midway had) at about 2700fps. The loads overlap out to 300yards and then the SMK pulls away with a better BC.


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Ruger MK II VT (originally in .22-250) rebarreled in .308 with a Lothar Walther S/S Match bbl. + Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20x40 AO.


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I use 42 grains IMR 4895 over hornady 165 grain BTSPs in both my 7600 and my Tikka T-3. Put together with winchester brass, CCI 200 primers with OAL of 2.80.



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WW brass, CCI BR2, 178 AMAX, and 45 grains of Varget does quite well from my LVSF.

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