Re: 308 To Ackley or Not
Some of the other guys can probably give you a more technical answer, but I'll but in my 2 cents. I have a 3006 Ackley. I don't think that you could expect big velocity increases by improving the 308, maybe 100 fps + or - 50 fps. This case does not have a severe body taper or extremely shallow shoulder angle to begin with. The best example of dramatic improvement that I know of is the 22-250AI. The parent case has a lot of body taper and the improved version has much greater powder capacity. Case life would probably be greater with the improved version, but 308 case life should be pretty good to begin with. Some of the gunsmiths that frequent this site could probably get into more technical stuff involving stress on the bolt and action and stuff like that. If it were me, I would just stick with the good ol' 308 Winchester the way it is.
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