close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

308 winchester with 230 gr berger

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Unread 12-08-2012, 02:56 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 34
Re: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger

Hey thank y montana mArine as well AS BRONZ currently I am only limited to reading everyones success and or falures do to the fact that I am forward deployed to afghanistan myself and my bn gunner have had many discussions about more accurate ammo for our 40 a and also our sass along with the debate on rate of twist I do greatly appreciate the responses now do uMONTANAMARINE have any experience with varget and heavy loads I have loaded the 208s with superb accuracy sitting on 40 gr of vgt better than the reloader 17 I can't load the pics but I have shot a .09 5 shot 100 group off bipods and sand sock elevation 3000 ft asl also I have a question if either of you have loaded berger 64 gr fb in a 1 12 twist 223
Reply With Quote
  •   #9  
    Unread 12-08-2012, 03:37 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2001
    Location: Canyon Ferry, MT
    Posts: 324
    Re: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger

    No experience with Varget and 208s, or any other heavy 30s.

    Before RL17 came out I was loading RL15 under moly'd 208s/210s. 2480 fps via 44gr, Win brass, 22" Rem varmint bbl. Consistent sub-moa accuracy.
    Reply With Quote

      #10  
    Unread 12-08-2012, 06:06 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2012
    Posts: 67
    Re: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by MontanaMarine View Post
    FWIW, I've loaded the Hornady 225gr BTHP in my 308. Here are the particulars,

    Win brass
    moly'd Hdy 225gr BTHP
    CCI 200
    RL17 - 48.0gr
    OAL 3.08" (.008" off lands)
    Rem 700 Varmint barrel, 1/12 twist, 20.5"
    MV - 2500 fps





    Elevation 4500', sub-moa at 100 and 1200 yards.

    Tried going to a mile, caught a few splashes but overall inconclusive results at that distance. Not sure if it was still stable or not.

    The advertised BC is .67-ish. My shooting results were more like .71.



    The 215 Berger does look like a winner, great balance of weight, BC, velocity potential.
    I would have never thought a short barreled 308 with a 12 twist would have stabilized that bullet. 2500 ftps with your rifle is great with that chunk of lead. I shoot a 185 hybrid with a 28 inch tube. I planned on trying the 215 Hybrid with my next barrel that will go on my rifle which will be a 30 or 31 inch 10 twist. Hell, I might give em a whirl with my current barrel.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    270 winchester and 140 berger hunting bullets tjr Reloading 14 07-18-2014 06:33 PM
    140 grain Berger Bullet 264 winchester Magnum salasj Reloading 1 09-10-2012 08:46 PM
    243 winchester twist rate 105 berger vld arrow Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 01-03-2012 03:47 AM
    270 winchester 150 grain berger hunting bullets. tjr Reloading 10 09-05-2011 04:34 PM
    270 Winchester loads with Berger 150gr hunting VLD kstrick Reloading 10 07-07-2009 07:23 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:18 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC