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hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

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Unread 05-21-2013, 11:35 AM
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Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

Clayne,
This is the receipe I use for 175smks,
43grains IMR4895
Win. case trimmed at 2.005
Fed. 210 primers
Loaded length 2.875, this puts me .010 off lands
ogive to base is 2.330
Vel. is right at 2625fps
This is in a 700 vssf 26" factory barrel, jewel trigger set at 1.25#
with a brake. Here is pic of group with this load, 3 shots @100yds.Name:  308group1.bmp
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Size:  1.97 MB the small square is 1/4" group measures 0.151 center to center. First time I shot it at 1060 yds, group was just over 1/2 moa. Your milage may vary.
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    Unread 05-21-2013, 04:32 PM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    wow that is very good! Thanks for the info!
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    Unread 05-21-2013, 10:10 PM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    Well here is what I learned today

    Longer is better, .... Yeah I know... "thats what she said"

    155 SMK Palma







    168 Berger VLD





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    Unread 05-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    Looks like your rifle likes the bullets right off the lands.
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    Unread 05-21-2013, 11:40 PM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    My rifle is a 700 VS. It has quite a bit of freebore as well. With 185g Berger Hybrid Classic Hunters, max base-to-tip COAL was 2.930 to the rifling. I backed the bullet off .040" and started load workup with RL-17. When I had my final load, my rifle was shooting the smallest groups it has ever fired, well under .25MOA for five shots @ 100 yards. I didn't even bother to tune seating depth and I think it may not be necessary with the Berger Hybrids.

    A good friend of mine has an SPS that shoots very well with Hornady 178g AMAX's. He took second place in the April 600 yard F-Class match at ENGC. He recently replaced the factory stock with a laminate stock and he says it has made a big difference in his scores over last year.
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    Unread 05-23-2013, 10:23 PM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    Alright guys, Went and shot some more today

    207 yards
    Wind 18-29 MPH
    155gr PALMA
    2.161 to the Ogive
    2.823 to the tip
    Varget powder used
    CCI 200 Primer
    Winchester brass


    I guess with the huge fluctuation in wind I am focusing on the vertical spread...? Or is that the wrong way of thinking?











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    Unread 05-24-2013, 02:02 AM
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    Re: hand loading Remington SPS varmint .308

    Load testing in the wind is pretty much just wasting powder, and barrel life. I know its frustrating when you have the time to go shoot but it is really windy. You just have to be patient and wait unitl its not windy. When you have gusty conditions like that, it is really hard to tell what load is going to work.
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