off the top of my head I can't remember the load i used for the 208 Amax's, but the loads I am working on now are 185gr berger with 96gr retumbo and 190gr berger with 95.5gr retumbo.
But between trying to develop a load for my gun, take care of my wife who just had hip surgery, take care of an 11 & 15 daughters, look for a job as I am unemployed and not over do it because I have major back problems. Can you say full plate.
Freebird, be careful with that trigger if you still have the stock external screw type. I took mine just below 3 lbs and it wouldn't pass the safety test. The hammer would drop when taking the safety off. Remington recommends a minimum of 3-1/2 lbs.
I usually go farther out so I can get away from all the others that are just shooting anything and everything. I found a fairly nice spot where I should be able to get a 1000 yard shot. I don't think I can go out til this saturday. My wife just had hip surgery so I take care of her and have kids to take to school, so the weekends right now are best for me. I loaded up 15-185gr bergers at different depths, same powder charge and then I also loaded up 15-190gr bergers and the same powder charge for them. Different powder charges for different bullets. Hope that made sinse???
My gunsmith wants me to shoot these at 100 yards to find out which one is going to shoot best, then he will work on the magazine and am not sure if he's just going to put in a new trigger or work over the present one. This guy knows Remingtons extremely well.
oh ya the gun show. I have spent so much money on reloading gear. all total I bought a box of 155gr bergers, 1 box of 168gr bergers, 1 box of 175gr bergers, 3 boxes of 185gr bergers, 1 box of 190gr bergers, 1 box of 210gr bergers, 1 box of 208gr hornady Amax. 10,000 federal 215 primers and the list goes on.
I am unemployed so thats why i have so much free time. I spend alot of time out in my reloading room.
It was such an awesome afternoon here in Idaho I decided to go out and try out the loads I made up yesterday. The first were 185gr berger's, I loaded 3 of each, first 3 were seated at the lands, the next 3 were .010 off the lands, the next 3 were .050 off the lands, the next 3 were seated .090 off the lands and the next 3 were seated .130 off the lands. They shot pretty good. The next bunch I loaded were 190gr bergers, it was the same as the 185's, at the lands, .010 off the lands, .050 off the lands, .090 off the lands and .130 off the lands. I was shooting at 100 yards as per my gunsmiths advice. The 3 that were .010 off the lands were all in the bullseye and touching each other, so I am considering that my new favorite load and will work up from there. I was going to post a picture but it looks to be a little bit involved to post pictures here. So in a couple weeks when I take my gun to my gunsmith, he will be installing a wyatt extend magazine and either working up the present trigger or putting in a jewell trigger, all I know is the 3lb. pull I have now I don't like. But I think I continue to work up that load, its going to be a killer load for me. Before long I will be hitting my target at 1000 yards. Now I just need to save up some money and buy some more 190gr bergers cause I think I am going to need them.