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Reloading for Dpms 308

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Unread 01-15-2012, 08:44 AM
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Reloading for Dpms 308

I just bought the dpms mark 12 in a .308. It has a 18 inch barrel with a 1:10 twist rate. Looking for the best powder using 168 bergers. Thanks
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    Unread 01-15-2012, 09:06 AM
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    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!
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    Re: Reloading for Dpms 308

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    I just bought the dpms mark 12 in a .308. It has a 18 inch barrel with a 1:10 twist rate. Looking for the best powder using 168 bergers. Thanks
    Try this:
    168gr.
    RL-15 {42.0grs}
    CCI-#34 primer
    Winchester case.
    It should put you between 2525 fps to 2600 fps. from your 18 inch barrel.
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    Re: Reloading for Dpms 308

    175 smk

    cfe 223 47.5 -

    2752 fps -

    60,400 PSI



    24" barrel

    2600 fps from an 18"
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    Re: Reloading for Dpms 308

    heres another load

    178 grain amax

    45 grains reloader 15

    federal 210m

    2725 fps

    pics at 100 yrds 40 rounds

    dpms 24" 308
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