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Unread 11-07-2012, 09:16 PM
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.308 Reloading question

Ok, I have a load that shoots VERY good out of my Rem 700 sps varmint. And it looks like I am going to have to change it.

I have been single feeding my rifle, But I have a coyote hunting competition in a week and a half and will be shooting the .308

Current Load
168gr A-max
over all length 2.947 (problem is it wont fit in the internal mag)
43.5 gr varget.

So my question is do you think i will over pressure seating the bullets i have loaded back .147 more? to reach an over all length of 2.800.

I am new to this whole reloading stuff so any input would appreciated
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    Re: .308 Reloading question

    from my limited experience, no, i don't think you will. I've shot very similar set ups to that, with 178 A-max, and didn't have any problems. That was with my rifle though, so, be careful with yours.

    FWIW, If I remember correctly, moving a bullet toward the rifling is more likely to cause pressure problems due to reduced jump, if I remember correctly.
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    Re: .308 Reloading question

    Install a Wyatt box magazine. You can feed about 2.985-2.990" long rounds reliably.

    Sometimes seating them deeper can change the accuracy of a load.
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    Re: .308 Reloading question

    You should not have high pressure if you seat your bullet at 2.8". I have used that load in 3 different rifles with no problems at all. I also suspect you will be able to hold your accuracy with that bullet.
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    Re: .308 Reloading question

    Thanks for the input, Shot 5 rounds to check for pressure signs.. It all looks good, WAY to much wind and getting dark to do any accuracy testing.
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