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308 winchester with 230 gr berger

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Unread 12-08-2012, 02:56 PM
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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
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Unread 12-08-2012, 03:37 PM
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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.
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Unread 12-08-2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger

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.
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