Re: .308 Savage 10FP - What ammo does yours like?
I haven’t tried everything (yet), but mine LOVES 168 grain SMK’s with 48grains of H380 seated about .005 off the lands. This load shoots .3” to .5” all day.
It also likes 190 grain SMK’s with 41 grains of Varget at about the same free-bore. I get the same groups from either at 100 yards. Both loads are started with Federal 210M primers, in Lapua cases. I’ve played with 178 grain A-max’s but I haven’t found a load that will shoot as well as the SMK’s.
I get a std. dev. of 9 fps with the 168’s and 16 fps with the 190’s. Please let me know what load you find works with your rifle. As a whole I would say look for hot compressed loads with a moderately slow powder charger for the round. Two friends shoot similar Savage tactical rifles and theirs seem to like similar loads. With my 26” barrel I get muzzle velocities at least 100 fps faster than the published load data.
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