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Old 04-21-2008, 05:54 PM
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A couple fellas I know up this way are loading 175gr MK's to right around 2900fps out of their custom .308's using a Rock barrel, Nesieka(sp?) action and a very hot charge of Varget. Don't know all the specs, ie COL and chamber dimensions, but that is what they are getting.
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Old 04-21-2008, 06:12 PM
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Using Lapua .308 brass, VN550 and Sierra 190SMK and a long throat. (3" AOL). So think about it, before the next time you'll laugh.

Peter
From 190 to 155 you could gain something like 500 FPS, which would put him at 3400 FPS (which I still don't think he could reach) so I am still laughing.
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Old 04-21-2008, 07:08 PM
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Should have really stressed that they are loading pretty hot in a custom gun....wouldn't try it myself, I'm happy with the 2650 I get.
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Using Lapua .308 brass, VN550 and Sierra 190SMK and a long throat. (3" AOL). So think about it, before the next time you'll laugh.

Peter
Are you sure about these?
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:38 PM
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That's what some guys shoot for accuracy at 1000yards F-Class matches. If it wasn't accurate, they would be shooting a different load to make the holes in the paper.

Peter
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Old 04-21-2008, 08:53 PM
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.308W with 200/2800fps-210/2700fps

Apparently in a F-Class these loadings are not uncommon. Thought that a (OAL 3"+) and 30"-32" barrels may also have something to do with it.

Peter

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Old 04-21-2008, 10:09 PM
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Nonya

I like velocity as much as the next guy but with all of the
different calibers that are available there is no need to load
over max loads.

If I want more velocity than a saami max load for a .308 win
then I would go to a 3006 or even a 300 mag.

There was a time when all of these options were not available
and guys like P O Ackley moved sholders and reduced taper
to gain powder capacity and up the velocity.

I have owned 1 rifle that was used for 1000yrd matchs that was
over loaded by 3 to 4 grains of 4831 and it was deadly BUT the
price I paid was not worth the problems I dealt with( blown primers,
hard bolt lift,very short brass life,bolt face erosion ,etc.

So be happy with what your 308 will do with out excessive pressures
and if you need more just go with a larger round.

308's are very competitive at a 1000yrds with a 168gr MK.

Velocity is like gas mileage there are claims and there are facts.

Dont over load, get a bigger gun.
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