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Old 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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Old 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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Old 12-08-2012, 06:06 PM
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Re: 308 winchester with 230 gr berger

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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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