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308 win and the berger 215

 
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

I load the 208 Amax in my Remington LTR with a 20" barrel. My load is 2400 fps using Re-17. It is consistent out to 950+ yards. I think the heavy bullets are the way to go in a .308. Give it a shot, I think it will surprise you.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:28 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

2400 in a 20" barrel sounds pretty dam good. I think re 17 is what montana marine was using.

Whats your powder charge?
Are you near max pressure?
Is re 17 an extruded powder?
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:58 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

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Im ready to re barrel my SA rem700 chambered in .308 and i have been kicking around the idea of using a 28" 1:10 lilja barrel to shoot the berger 215 hybrid or even the 210 accubond.

Is this a bad idea?

You guys have any experience or ideas you wanna share with me?
Killed with 308 Sako, 24" D3 contour Oberymeyer 5R, 210 Berger VLD, IMR4064 break-in load that shot so well, I hunted with it for 3 seasons:



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Old 10-10-2013, 07:00 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

Yea, so, needless to say I think it is a great idea. Shot was 50 yards. Small hole in, maybe Quarter size out, and blood trail (30 yards) like he was stuck with a 5" broadhead.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:19 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

Derek,

That is a good looking buck.

Imr 4064 is what im using now. I havent learned anything about how it does with the heavier bullets, but ive had good luck with it shooting middleweights.

Would you mind sharing your load and MV?
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

Don't mind at all, just no clue as to either. When I got the rifle shipped to me I emailed Walt Berger and used whatever he sent me for data if I recall correctly. I picked the charge that was about 1 grain under their max, used Lapua brass, a 210M primer and seated the bullet w/o taking into account how far off the lands it was at all. I just kept seating it a little deeper until it fit cleanly in the chamber.

Remember, the intent of this was to simply put a few bullets down the bore and I used the 210 simply because of the bearing surface.

When I put the first 5 down range at 100 yards and could cover the hole with a dime I was very pleased. I had 30 loaded up so I stopped after 5, cleaned the barrel, packed up everything and went home. Shot #6 went through the buck you see pictured. Then #s 7-10 put down some does.

So, I was very lucky to have a Sako action (kickass by the way) and an Obermeyer barrel (also kicks major ass).

Never put one of them through a chrono. Sorry.
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Re: 308 win and the berger 215

Thats really fortunate. I'd would be happy with that. Something tells me i might not find my new pet load as easily.
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