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#9298252 - 10/30/14 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Richdeerhunter]  
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Using a Savage 16 .308 weather warrior with no alterations I get excellent sub MOA groups with IMR 4064 X 44grains,150 grain Hornady SST,Federal match primers, Hornady brass, loaded to .020 of the lands. This load is not the fastest(2650-2700 fps depending on temp)but deadly accurate and for some reason works very well on large Russian boar. There are some loads that are just deadly. This is one and I don't know why it works better than others. I use another relatiely slow load that works well on large hogs, a .270 150 grain Win power point at about 2730fps.Speed is not everything, but I admit it helps sometimes.

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#9305090 - 11/02/14 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Originally Posted by Hondo64d
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45gr R15 behind 155gr Bullets seems to be a good accuracy node in my rifle. Two different bullets, two different cases, two different primers but the same powder charge produce great accuracy for me. These are 10 shot groups.

John

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Here's a follow up on the 155gr Scenar load shown above. Shot these on Friday.

400m, 8" plate, .242 MOA

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500m, 8" plate, .309 MOA

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Here's basically same load. 1/2 grain less though. 45gr in LCNM brass was showing some pressure signs. The lone shot is a 25 yard sighter after switching scopes and barrels. I had the .260 barrel on and switched back to the .308 barrel. After the 25 yard sighter, I moved back to 100 and fired these five from the prone off a bipod from the bed of my truck. It measured .358".

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#9305115 - 11/02/14 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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lately I've been sending a lot out rnds downrange consisting of:

win brass
sierra 165 or bulk 168
42.0 H4895
cci 200

FL-sizing the brass, seating to 2.82" COAL, prints sub-MOA in all 3 of my .308's.


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#9330450 - 11/12/14 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: n8dawg6]  
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I have a Winchester Extreme Weather 308 with a 1:12 twist and a large number of Barnes 168 TTSX. The Barnes website recommends 1:11 for this bullet.

I am worried about the stability of the bullet out to 450 yards or less.

Has anyone tried the Barnes 168 TTSX in a 1:12 twist?


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#9376619 - 11/29/14 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: baldhunter]  
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Originally Posted by baldhunter
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I tried to duplicate this load in my rifle and was able to come pretty close!

#9493428 - 01/08/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: 79inpa]  
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I'm looking for a good powder choice for my newly acquired 300 savage. Not that the charge would be the same, but I would imagine the 308 and the 300 savage should like the same kinds of powder. Would I be assuming correctly?


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#9493485 - 01/08/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: jcolby]  
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Originally Posted by jcolby
I'm looking for a good powder choice for my newly acquired 300 savage. Not that the charge would be the same, but I would imagine the 308 and the 300 savage should like the same kinds of powder. Would I be assuming correctly?


What type of rifle, and what bullet weight?

#9493772 - 01/08/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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savage 99 in 300 savage shooting mainly 150 gr partitions but am also wanting to experiment with 125 and 165 gr bullets.


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#9493922 - 01/08/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: jcolby]  
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I haven't done much with 125 grain bullets, but with the other two I know a wide variety of powders will work nicely.

IMR 3031, 4895, 4064, H4895, RL15, N140 ... mid range stuff. Very similar to the 308, as you suspected. But since you're loading for a '99 you might want to stay away from powders that need full 308 type pressure to do well.

#9494877 - 01/08/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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125 NBT and 45grs of Varget. 165/168 gr bullets and 44-45 grs of Varget. I use Fed210 and WLR primers. Been having great luck with 41.8 grs of IMR4064 and 175 grainers lately.


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#9558658 - 01/30/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: hunting1]  
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Anybody have a good starting point for RL15 under a Hornady 165gr Interlock BTSP? I have CCIBR2 primers, RP and Fed brass. This will be strictly for Whitetail hunting.
Thanks.

#9563308 - 02/01/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Have any Savage 99 (mild pressure) load recomendations in .308 Win 150 -165 grain? Have a nice 99F and would like to shoot it more.

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#9563876 - 02/01/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: kk alaska]  
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Originally Posted by kk alaska
Have any Savage 99 (mild pressure) load recomendations in .308 Win 150 -165 grain? Have a nice 99F and would like to shoot it more.


About 39 or 39.5 grains of IMR3031 should work well with a 165/168. You may need to add a couple of tenths if you're using light brass like WW.

#9563941 - 02/01/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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My two favorite powder in the 308 Win is IMR 4064 and IMR 4895, if you 308 won't shoot with one of these two powder you have a problem with your rifle


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#9674456 - 03/10/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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A little further North...
A couple of my favorites for hunting:

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#9674480 - 03/10/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: 1Nut]  
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A little further North...
Another good one.

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#9694261 - 03/18/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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So far 4064 seems to be the best in My savage 99 E

#9733192 - 04/03/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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What kind of velocity can one expect with 165gr bullets out of 22" 308Win? From reading past pages it seems powder charges around 44-45gr of power.

Powders on hand: Varget and H-4895.
Brass: Lapua
Primers: Fed210M


#9733209 - 04/03/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: leomort]  
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Originally Posted by leomort
What kind of velocity can one expect with 165gr bullets out of 22" 308Win? From reading past pages it seems powder charges around 44-45gr of power.

Powders on hand: Varget and H-4895.
Brass: Lapua
Primers: Fed210M



2725-2750 is what mine average in 20-22" barrels. Different bullets give different speeds such as 168 HAMAX vs 168 NBT, etc...
This is with Varget, have not tried H4895 (Milspec load)

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#9740919 - 04/06/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Just because I had some components to use, I loaded some 165 gr ballistic tips with 42 gr of IMR-4064 in FC brass, which has less capacity than W-W. Today it shot a 1/2" group from my Savage 11.

#9790442 - 04/20/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Anybody have data on 308 and 155 Scenar???

#9790480 - 04/20/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Yep, 46-47 Grains of Varget was given to me by Scenarshooter. Very accurate and 46.5 gets 2,950 fps with a 24" barrel.

TAC was also very good, accurate and about the same speed or a little faster at 46 grains.

That's with a Tula LRM primer which are hard to find these days.



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#9791144 - 04/20/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: smokepole]  
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Originally Posted by smokepole
Yep, 46-47 Grains of Varget was given to me by Scenarshooter. Very accurate and 46.5 gets 2,950 fps with a 24" barrel.

TAC was also very good, accurate and about the same speed or a little faster at 46 grains.

That's with a Tula LRM primer which are hard to find these days.


Thanks

#9791234 - 04/20/15 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hondo64d]  
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Are 155 Scenars jump sensitive like Bergers?

Was wondering how much jump for optimal performance.

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