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Old 10-07-2004, 11:16 PM
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Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

I have a short barrel(20")Remington 700. I'm trying to put together an accurate load for med long range deer and elk.Anyone have any favorite loads using H4895, Varget or IMR4064 ?

The best i can get out of a factory load is using Federal Premium 180gr Nosler Partition High Energy, I chrony'd these at 2740fps

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Old 10-08-2004, 06:57 PM
 
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

In my 308's I try not to shoot anything heavier than the 175gr MatchKings and that is at targets. For larger tough critters I realy like the 165gr Nosler Partition out of my 308 Encore with a 15" barrel. The shorter barrels seem to like the lighter bullets in the 308 due to the case capacity.
My pet load is a 165gr bullet with a case full of IMR-4064 (45gr) , this gives the best ballance of velocity and accuracy , but my best accuracy comes from 48grs of H-4350
but it is about 200fps slower.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:34 AM
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

>>The best i can get out of a factory load >>is using Federal Premium 180gr Nosler >>Partition High Energy, I chrony'd these at >>2740fps.


You're getting 2740 fps from a .308 Win with 20 inch barrel, using 180 grain bullets? That is really exceptional velocity from that combo. How is the target grouping?

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Old 10-09-2004, 02:43 PM
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

Load 'em basically like a 175 MK: 44 to 45 grains of Varget.
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Old 10-09-2004, 03:14 PM
 
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

H-4350 is likely to be a better choice for 180 grain bullets in a .308 if you are using non military brass. Winchester brass or something with equivilant or greater internal volume will work best with this powder, and your best load will most likely be slightly compressed.

More velocity, less pressure, and outstanding accuracy.
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Old 10-10-2004, 10:16 AM
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

I agree w/ JD. I would not use 308's at long range for elk. Yes you can kill an elk but the chances of a horribly wounded animal are very high. The elk deserve more respect than stunt shooting. That being said, deer are considerably smaller and easier to kill. A 308 is no prob at long range with the right bullet/weight combo.

Last year I killed my deer at long range using a 175 gr MK. in a 308. My partner was laying beside me with his Lilja bbl'd 300 win, in case anything went wrong. I had lasered the deer, consulted my come up chart, figured my cosign angle and put the round right below his ear, which was exactly where I was aiming. No problem, just LOTS of preparation.

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Old 10-10-2004, 03:16 PM
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Re: Loads for 308win 180gr Accubond?

Lee, Best group we can get from these have been 1.5 to 2"

IdahoWoodsbummer, I should have worded it a bit differant. I would consider 300 yards maximum with 308 win on Elk, we never usually have to shoot over 100 yards. I tend to want to find one all purpose load for each gun. A round that will put an Elk down and the same round that will be accurate for Antelope at longer ranges.

We just got back from Antelope hunting and 2 bucks with 2 shots. My son got the bigger 16" buck with the 308win using the 180gr Federal Nosler Partition HE, and I got the smaller with the 300wm using 200gr Accubond handloads. I'll try to post a picture.

Thanks for your input
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