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#2299452 - 07/08/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: bigwhoop]  
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Between #1 and #2
Wow, a Montana that shoots less than 1 MOA? Didn't think they made those!

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#2301600 - 07/09/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Kimber7man]  
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Franken Country!
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.


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#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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#2343288 - 07/31/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: bxroads]  
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Try 45 gr TAC and hornady 150 grain boattails.

#2356811 - 08/07/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: bamaguy]  
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I ran some stuff over a chrono recently from an 18" M600 Remington.

45gr Varget gave 2600 with various 165's.
48gr Varget and 48gr W748 both gave a bit over 2700 with 150BT's.


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#2356836 - 08/07/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: JPro]  
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Brass?

#2357202 - 08/07/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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R-P cases, CCI 200's.


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Bravo

#2357284 - 08/07/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: JPro]  
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Thanks. Did you go up to 46 with the 165s? That's what works like gangbusters in R-P with the CCI 200 for me.

#2358676 - 08/08/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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I didn't try it, as these were some older "test" handloads I was using to get a scope dialed in after mounting. There was likely room to go 46grains. It's my father's rifle, and he like the 150gr load.


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#2371185 - 08/14/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: JPro]  
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That's It! Now all this jibber jabber about 308's has me wanting one. Not that I need it, but I guess that will be my next purchase.

#2371262 - 08/14/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: RatherBHuntin]  
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I pick mine up on the Aug.21. 10 Day waiting period.
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#2375699 - 08/17/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Hammerdown]  
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Two powders excell in the .308 and that be WW-748 and IMR-4064...


#2376143 - 08/17/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: atkinsonhunting]  
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Those are classics, but these days they have a lot of strong competition.

#2387890 - 08/23/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: mathman]  
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Two powders that excell in the 308 and that would be RL-15 and Rl-15, thought someday,I may try some TAC

#2404004 - 08/31/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Taconic11]  
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Like most I have found about any powder of "around 4895" burning rate to shoot in the .308 with 150-168 grain bullets. But lately I have been running 46.0 Varget in all our .308's for a hunting load, changing only the bullet. Accuracy has been better than average in all, and muzzle velocities have run from 2800 (in my wife's Serengeti Artemis with 21" Lilja) to 2900 (in my Merkel single shot's 24" barrel). Varget is also as temperature-stable as any powder in this burn-rate range, which helps since we have used these loads at widely varying temps in North America and Africa.

But I also suspect we could use single-based horse manure in the .308 and groups would be under an inch at 100.


John

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#2404007 - 08/31/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Mule Deer]  
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single-based horse manure


AA2495?

#2405256 - 08/31/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Mule Deer]  
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John, over the last ten or twelve years Varget and RL15 have become my go-to powders in the 308. Generally accuracy between the two is indistinguishable but RL15, from lot to lot, is generally 25 - 50 fps faster than Varget. Why this should be, I can't explain but it usually nudges me to RL15. I'm not a speed freak but hey, if it's there I'll take it!



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If Montana had an army the 270 Win would be standard issue.
The 308 Win; it kicks a little and kills a lot.
#2405777 - 09/01/08 Re: Good .308 Loads [Re: Brad]  
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Target shooters report that hot loads with Varget seem to burn out the throats faster.

RL-15 is the powder for our military snipers, because it performs well over a broad range of temperatures, without big swings in pressure.

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