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Old 01-12-2012, 10:01 PM
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Re: 308 berger load

I do have some RL15 but have not tried it yet I load Varget for a 260 so I keep alot of it on hand.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:50 AM
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Re: 308 berger load

I've been doing some load testing with AR Comp and 175grn Berger OTM's. I have two loads right now that work really well. The one is 41.3 gr at 2.300" (measure to ogive, .066" off the lands) that shot a 3 shot group of .282" at 100yd. The second best is 41.8" at 2.356" (.010" off the lands). I am going to run this load again as I was getting and ES of 5 with an SD of 3. The other I'm not sure. Preliminary with the 41.8g show 2720-2725 fps. This is about .4gr over max. Alliant doesn't have load data for any of the Berger's, so I used the SMK load data.

Here's how it panned out. I didn't chrony all of the loads due to a brain fart on my part! All 3 shot groups accept for one.

Pwd wt, C.O.L, group size
41.3- 2.351" .678"
41.3- 2.300" .282"
41.8- 2.346" .609" 4 shots. This might be another to look at. The fouling shot dropped about 2-3" from center, next 4 shots were in the center.
41.8- 2.356" .362"
41.8- 2.300" .734"

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:05 PM
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Re: 308 berger load

I think I found the recipe for my gun.

43.5 gr Varget overall length 2.810
168 gr. Berger Hunting Bullet
Velocity 2710
1 hole @ 100 Holding 1.25" @ 300 and 2.00 @ 400 2.85 @ 500.
I will see what it does out to 950 as this is as long as I can shoot close to the house. I post results when I have them.
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:33 AM
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I think I found the recipe for my gun.

43.5 gr Varget overall length 2.810
168 gr. Berger Hunting Bullet
Velocity 2710
1 hole @ 100 Holding 1.25" @ 300 and 2.00 @ 400 2.85 @ 500.
I will see what it does out to 950 as this is as long as I can shoot close to the house. I post results when I have them.
It doesn't get much better than that. Sounds like you have a good load.
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Re: 308 berger load

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I think I found the recipe for my gun.

43.5 gr Varget overall length 2.810
168 gr. Berger Hunting Bullet
Velocity 2710
1 hole @ 100 Holding 1.25" @ 300 and 2.00 @ 400 2.85 @ 500.
I will see what it does out to 950 as this is as long as I can shoot close to the house. I post results when I have them.
Wow Berger must have Kryptonite bullets! Calculating the ballistics Drop at 200 is five inches, drop at 300 is 16" and drop at 400 is 36" drop at 500 is 65" and drop at 1000 is 390 inches. My experience bears this out when actually shooting at these ranges, which I often do.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:49 PM
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Wow Berger must have Kryptonite bullets! Calculating the ballistics Drop at 200 is five inches, drop at 300 is 16" and drop at 400 is 36" drop at 500 is 65" and drop at 1000 is 390 inches. My experience bears this out when actually shooting at these ranges, which I often do.
I'm betting the holds are referring to group sizes at those ranges, not drop.

John
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: 308 berger load

44.0gr of Varget is what I run for all my 168 and 175gr loads, and it shoots perfect out of my .308.
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