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Old 04-24-2012, 03:38 PM
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Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

Anyone reload this bullet and has a good load to share? I want to use it in my savage 110ba 300 win mag and bought some HM4350 powder to push it. The gun is a 10" twist so it should stabalize ok but rather than just random experimentation with the powders if someone has a good load for it I would like to try it first.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:00 PM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

I use it in my Rem 700, but with H4831! Excellent bullet, have been using it for a couple of years!
Best way to find a load is just to do your own load work up!

There is a really good article on here done by Jerry Teo, about that subject!

Thats what i used to get my load worked excellent!

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:29 PM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

A good starting point for that combo is to seat the bullet either .010" in or off the lands and start with 64grns of H4350 and a Fed210M primer, then work your way up in half grain increments, depending on the kind of brass, max charge should be found before you get to 68 grains. As was mentioned H4831 will net a good bit more velocity but usually has a larger extreme spread.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

I've had good luck as well with RE 25.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:45 PM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

Thank you both. I will make some of each. I have some IMR 4831 I might try as well.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:43 AM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

I load the 208 in a 300 win mag using RE-22. At the book max, no pressure signs, I am getting 2940 and great accuracy out to 750 yards.
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:12 AM
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Re: Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

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Anyone reload this bullet and has a good load to share? I want to use it in my savage 110ba 300 win mag and bought some HM4350 powder to push it. The gun is a 10" twist so it should stabalize ok but rather than just random experimentation with the powders if someone has a good load for it I would like to try it first.
A good load for the 208 A-Max in 300 Win Mag is using H-1000. Start at 73 grains and work your way up. I'm running 75 grains of H-1000 with ZERO pressure signs. I know some are running several grains hotter than that. H-1000 is a very stable and temperature insensitive powder and it is to the 300 win mag what Varget is to the .308 Winchester.
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