Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 07-09-2012, 10:58 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 232
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

My loads may or may not shoot good in your rifle...but I will tell you which powders to look at.

Reloder 15 or Varget...either one...both are awesome and pretty much interchangeable in my rifles.

Start at 43 grains and work up...I've never shot a 26" 308...but for 22" there is often a sweet spot somewhere between 44 and 45...44 grains IS getting warm so work up...Hodgden says 46 grains is max for Varget, Alliant says 45 grains is max for Reloder 15 (I think...been a while since I looked)....neither of my 308's will make it to 46 grains of Varget without getting sticky bolt lift.

I use well prepped Winchester brass...If you use Remington you'll have to use a bit less powder because Remington has less case capacity.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 07-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 754
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
My loads may or may not shoot good in your rifle...but I will tell you which powders to look at.

Reloder 15 or Varget...either one...both are awesome and pretty much interchangeable in my rifles.

Start at 43 grains and work up...I've never shot a 26" 308...but for 22" there is often a sweet spot somewhere between 44 and 45...44 grains IS getting warm so work up...Hodgden says 46 grains is max for Varget, Alliant says 45 grains is max for Reloder 15 (I think...been a while since I looked)....neither of my 308's will make it to 46 grains of Varget without getting sticky bolt lift.

I use well prepped Winchester brass...If you use Remington you'll have to use a bit less powder because Remington has less case capacity.
Are you running yours to the lands or just leaving them spec.

Ill be using Varget and running them right off the lands.

The reason Varget over Re-15 is due to the temp. sensitivity of the re-powder. Dont get me wrong i love re-15 i get absolutely amazing results with it in my 223 but temp. Affects it
where with Varget there is almost no variations in the temp. Change.

And late november when the bucks are rutting here in Montana can be a COLD period more times then not.
__________________
My dear boy if 5 miles away they don't sit up in their beds and ask what the HELL was that, the gun is not big enough!

Riley: "Biggest fail of 2014 so far..."
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...72/index4.html
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 07-09-2012, 11:17 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 232
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

I've never had any trouble with Re15 being fussy with temperatures....Re22 has given me fits though (in 300 WM).

Noslers don't mind jumping to the lands...You said you had a Remington (I think)...you won't load anything to the lands in that rifle unless you have modified it a bit or feed them by hand...the throat in ALL factory Remington barrels is like that of a giraffe....long...too long really...but most of them still shoot decent

Most Remingtons (but not all) will reliably feed 308's loaded to 2.82" OAL (overall length)...thats all the magazine will accept, the lands are still about .125" away.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 07-09-2012, 11:40 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Helena, MT
Posts: 754
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665 View Post
I've never had any trouble with Re15 being fussy with temperatures....Re22 has given me fits though (in 300 WM).

Noslers don't mind jumping to the lands...You said you had a Remington (I think)...you won't load anything to the lands in that rifle unless you have modified it a bit or feed them by hand...the throat in ALL factory Remington barrels is like that of a giraffe....long...too long really...but most of them still shoot decent

Most Remingtons (but not all) will reliably feed 308's loaded to 2.82" OAL (overall length)...thats all the magazine will accept, the lands are still about .125" away.
I guess id never experienced any variations just hears many stories about reloader being sensitive.

Well good to know about the lands being so long. I haven't even shot this 308 yet so everything is unknown so far with it.

Im glad to here that the BT's arent jump sensitive. Im excited to get it up and going.

Gotta get my Vortex Viper HS on it here when i get back from vacation and get this bad boy broke in.
__________________
My dear boy if 5 miles away they don't sit up in their beds and ask what the HELL was that, the gun is not big enough!

Riley: "Biggest fail of 2014 so far..."
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...72/index4.html
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 07-10-2012, 05:55 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 2,114
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

In the heyday of the .308 Win. in high power competition, bullets heavier than 180 grains did best accuracy wise with nothing faster than IMR4064. 42 grains of 4064 under a 190 won more matches and set more records at 600 yards and beyond than all others combined. When 200 grain bullets were used, 48 grains of IMR4350 was the ticket to success. Even 220 and 250 grain Sierra HPMK's over 4350 were wonderful.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Geary, Oklahoma
Posts: 204
Re: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???

The conditions that I am shooting in, high wind on a regular basis, the 168's just don't hold up enough for a grand. I switched over to the Berger 175 OTM and I am having better success out past 500 yards. I am getting 2728 from the 175 OTM's.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 168gr .308 to 1000 & Beyond .... Anyone Doing It???
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
anyone using the 168gr. SMK? ffwd Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 06-24-2010 05:31 PM
168gr SMK? bowhunthard Deer Hunting 12 03-15-2009 08:41 PM
168gr SMK? bowhunthard Antelope Hunting 4 02-23-2009 10:46 PM
168gr SMK? bowhunthard Elk Hunting 1 02-11-2009 10:14 PM
308 168gr A-Max? Brown Dog Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 05-29-2007 01:02 AM

Current Poll
Do You Think Slingshots Should Be Legalized For Hunting Brown Bear?
Yes - 47.20%
911 Votes
No - 52.80%
1,019 Vote
Total Votes: 1,930
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC