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Old 04-20-2008, 11:37 AM
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2900 Fps .308?

Anyone getting anything near this with a 165-168 grn bullet?If so what powder/charge and what kind of pressure signs are you getting?Thanx
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:11 PM
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Some salesman told me at Sportsmans warehouse that he was getting "close to 4000" with his 30" M1 A1 Target rifle 155 g palma rds. ---- Ya I just roled my eyes and walked away. The post just reminded me of it and I had to have another laugh at his expense ;)
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Old 04-20-2008, 12:28 PM
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About the most you can expect from a 308 with a 168gr MK
is 2800ft/sec and this is very hot.

2650 to 2700 ft/sec is more reasonable .

My best and toughest load was 2650 from a 27 3/8" hart ss match
barrel

I could only get 3 to 4 loadings from the brass and only used it on
600 and 1000 yrd matches.

My best all around load was just above 2600 ft/sec.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:33 PM
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I was considering this load,168 gr amax over 46 grs of IMR 4064,estimated at 2700 fps and reporte as very accurate,anyone tried it?Ive done a ton of research and i havnt seen anything near 2900 fps from a sporting rifle,just wanted to verify that,Thanx.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:11 PM
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A good custom hand lapped SS barrel will normaly produce 50 to 60
more ft/sec velocity than a factory barrel. and with some of the new
powders you might get 2800 ft/sec.

I dont think the A Max will get you more velocity but it should shoot
well. But to reach the lands with the A MAX you may exceed the C.O.L
for the magazine.

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:59 PM
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Just shot the 168 gr amaxs over 48 gr of imr 4350,shot GREAT.The 50 gr loads shot just as well but its really hard to compress the loads so Im stickin with 48 gr's.Every group i shot was at or sub MOA at 100,shot them at 300 and 525,very impressive.
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Old 04-21-2008, 05:09 PM
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F-Class shooters are doing up to 2900fps with 190SMK

Using Lapua .308 brass, VN550 and Sierra 190SMK and a long throat. (3" OAL). So think about it, before the next time you'll laugh.

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