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#2262432 - 06/18/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Ken14]  
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Does anyone have a bad .308 load? smile

I can only recall one instance where some original X bullets over varget provided horrible groups (more like patterns) but other than that it has been pretty much pick powder, bullet, fill case and shoot...


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#2263164 - 06/18/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: varmintsinc]  
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Originally Posted by varmintsinc
Does anyone have a bad .308 load? smile

I can only recall one instance where some original X bullets over varget provided horrible groups (more like patterns) but other than that it has been pretty much pick powder, bullet, fill case and shoot...


True!

Funny, I couldn't get the original X's to shoot in anything... til I ran them in a 308. Then they shot moa!

What a round...


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#2263192 - 06/18/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Brad]  
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Good 308 loads are better than a Rabbit's Foot.


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#2263503 - 06/19/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Reloder28]  
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A bad 308 load smile I have one. Mixed headstamp military brass, whatever primers the gun shop has cheap, Hi-Tech reloading 147 grain FMJ machine gun pulls (resized but with collet marks all over them) seated to the cannelure (2.775" or so) and a thrown charge of 43 grains of H4895 off the Dillon RL550. That load only groups 2 1/2" out of my WBY SUB-MOA for 5 rounds. Spreads are horrible (35 FPS or so) but you can't find a cheaper 308 load to blast out of FN-FALs or HK91's.

Even at its worst, its still pretty good. I've never owned a 308 that wouldnt shoot.


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#2265094 - 06/19/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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That's one thing that is so great about the .308 - with only a little effort, it is amazingly easy to produce excellent loads for target or hunting.

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#2276106 - 06/26/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: GuyM]  
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I appreciate this thread as I just picked up my first 308 yeasterday afternoon, an old Rem 722 in 308. I also bought a box of Nosler 150 grain BT's that I want to try in it.
Speaking about bad loads for the 308, I know that in the 1970 timeframe, the 308 was used on the Centerfire Benchrest circuit due to its great accuracy. So, I think that finding accurate loads for it should be a snap. Hope that's true for my new/old rifle.


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#2276134 - 06/26/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: DMB]  
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What powders do you have on hand?

#2276469 - 06/26/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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Don,

My "GO TO" 308 is a 722 made the month after my birth. I'm 12 for 13 attempts with it on big game.

Good snag.


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#2277529 - 06/26/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Here's a 250 yard group... only one I've shot since I got the rifle. For a sub 6lb rifle I suppose it's not to bad (grin):

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#2278754 - 06/27/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: David_Walter]  
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Originally Posted by David_Walter
Don,

My "GO TO" 308 is a 722 made the month after my birth. I'm 12 for 13 attempts with it on big game.

Good snag.


David,

Thanks. 722's in 308 are hard to find, and I was at the right place at the right time to grab it. It's in excellent condition too.
I've now got 722's in every caliber they were made in.
Getting excellent accuracy from all of them which surprises me as they are over 50 years old and have been used.

Don


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#2278868 - 06/27/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: DMB]  
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Have 8# of AA 2520 what are some good loads with 165 Gr bullets
or 150 gr. (Rem 700 LH HB 24 ") Have shot this load , 43 G AA 2520, WW Brass,F 210, 165 Nosler BT. 2721 FPS looking at primers may reduce .5 gr. Does velocity look normal?


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#2279713 - 06/27/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: kk alaska]  
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Good shooting Brad, I'd hate to think how (almost) boringly useful that load could be.


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#2281119 - 06/28/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: High_Brass]  
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I couldn't save the target since it was on a target board but earlier this week I tried out my Blaser at the 600yd line during an informal HP shooting session.
My load was 44.0grs of N-140 and Moly'd 175gr SMK's in Lapua cases with GM210 Primers.
On a high power target (not F class) it shot a 200pt 11x and I could touch all the holes with 1 hand. It was the first time I'd shot that rifle at that range and was pretty pleased with the results. With a little better wind reading I think the group size would have halved in size or better.
-I was zeroed at 200 and it ended up being 13 1/2 minutes come-up.

Anyway I think 44 or so grains of N-140 might be a very good max load for bullets in the 175-180gr range for the 308 Winchester........................................DJ


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#2282072 - 06/29/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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Originally Posted by mathman
What powders do you have on hand?


Many powders I could use for a 308 load; 4895, 4350, 4831, RL-15, 19 and 22, 760. No Viht or AA powder however.


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#2282125 - 06/29/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: DMB]  
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Don,

With 4895 (either flavor) and Reloder 15 available there's no real need to go shopping unless you feel like it.

mathman

#2282820 - 06/29/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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Originally Posted by mathman
Don,

With 4895 (either flavor) and Reloder 15 available there's no real need to go shopping unless you feel like it.

mathman


Thanks. I do have both flavors of 4895.
Just cleaned up the barrel on the 722/308 today, and the bore looks like it has never seen a bullet go thru it. It is perfect.
I have some brass, and am waiting on dies that should be here tomorrow, or Tuesday.


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#2289838 - 07/03/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: DMB]  
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I'm shooting 165gr SST's and IB's, with 44gr IMR 4895, for a sub-moa 3 shot group. Both bullets to the same POI, and 2750 fps.

#2299373 - 07/08/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: blargon]  
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Tried some 150gr E-tips last week. 45gr and 46gr of Varget with a Fed 210M @ 2.810". Very bad - 2" - 2 1/2" groups.

However, 47gr. Varget with a 150gr. Accubond or Sierra Game King gives me 3/4" or better. That's in a Kimber Montana.


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#2299452 - 07/08/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: bigwhoop]  
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Wow, a Montana that shoots less than 1 MOA? Didn't think they made those!

#2301600 - 07/09/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Kimber7man]  
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They make a few in a "special run" every month.


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#2301623 - 07/09/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: bigwhoop]  
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Must happen when certain workers call in sick at that time of the month.....

#2319661 - 07/18/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Kimber7man]  
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150 Nosler ballistic tip
46.3 grains RL-15
Federal cases
Federal 210 match primers
seat to 2.800

great load in my Savage model 12, always .75 or less depending on me.

#2319852 - 07/18/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: DaddyRat]  
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45gr of IMR 4064
Federal 210M primer
Win Cases
168gr Sierra Match King

Sub 1/2" groups and 2850ish FPS out of my 26" Rock Creek barrel.


#2336536 - 07/28/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: clark98ut]  
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Hondo, the caliber sticky is a good idea. Ever tried to search "308" or "300" or "270"? It doesn't work.

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