Re: Reloading for Dpms 308
Hunting = 165 SGK BSP + 41.5 H4895 + 210M pr
Paper = 168 SMK + same powder and Pr.
On my new barrels I hand lap with JB compound(grey) using a tight patch and work back and forth short of the muzzlearound 100 times in 4 sesions of 25strokes each. Thoroughly clean and shoot 3 rounds and clean. Barrel should be good to go from there with light fouling. I have the 24" and the 18" DPMS and both shoot 3 shot groups at 1/2" to 3/4". Mine also shoots 175 and 180 gr SMK well.
Good luck and let us know how it does!