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.308 with 208g A-Max results

 
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:06 AM
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.308 with 208g A-Max results

Well after about a month of trying to find a load that would doo all that I wanted I think I finally found one. Being that this was my first 308 I read up on it a little and found out that most people are useing the 168 grainers. Then I came across one article that said I could get 2600fps with a 208 grain a-max. Well the serch was on. I tried many loads useing the cci 200 primers but could not get a real good group that was over 2600 fps. So on a digestion from my brother I switched to the Federal 215 primers. Low and behold the speeds went up and I found one that I think is a keeper.
Here is a pic of a 3 shot group at 550 yards. Two shots are in the hole to the right and the other on the left about 3 inches. Disreguard the 4 shots below and one above. The were with a different gun




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Old 06-20-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

I have a couple of questions.

1> What is your barrel twist?

2> How is the recoil?
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:38 PM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

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I have a couple of questions.

1> What is your barrel twist?

2> How is the recoil?
Barrel twist is 1-10
The recoil....well is not 308ish. Its got some punch to it and my gun weighs about 12 pounds. But what do you expect when you are shooting a 208grain bullet at 2600fps right.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:08 PM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

What powder and load were you using?
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:06 PM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

I would expect recoil to be manish. A brake would be in order here!
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:08 AM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

post all this, but give us no details of the load? comon....
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:21 AM
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Re: .308 with 208g A-Max results

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post all this, but give us no details of the load? comon....
All i did was put out the bait to see if anyone would bite. No use in explaining it all if nobody cares right.

Alright the load is 49.5 grains of Reloader 17 in a Winchester case ignited by a Federal 215 primer. This is a compressed load. I have it loaded just off the lands in my rifle. Its being shot out of a Remington 700 VLS. Optics is Osprey 10x40-50. Its a cheep scope but have not bought a better one for the money.
If i missed anything then please ask
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