Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > The Basics, Starting Out


Load advice .308 win

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2011, 04:06 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 38
Re: Load advice .308 win

Ok, that would kinda make sense. I knocked up a dummy round to get an idea of the length I had to play with and it was coming back at about 2.95 OAL to reach the lands with the 178gn A-Max.

From scouting around the net, this seems quite common in the Rem 700's. So I am unsure increasing OAL from 2.800 to 2.8200 would cause a velocity increase in this rifle.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 04:31 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southwest Wyoming
Posts: 66
Re: Load advice .308 win

Probably not much difference that far out. I have a factory savage and COAL to get you to the lands is 2.84"
Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 04:35 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 38
Re: Load advice .308 win

Yea, at first measure I was thinking I had ended up with some crazy manufacturing defect, but upon further net searching it seems quite common, on the new Rems at least. Apparently they are designed to accomodate the 190gn SMK's or something?

Apparently the firing pin housing is also 'designed' to crater the primers...

The net is great for either setting your mind at ease, or making you more paranoid than ever ;)
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 04:44 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 38
Re: Load advice .308 win

Well after running the 45gn of Varget behind the 178gn Amax I am getting good accuracy and velocity around 2650fps which is in line with reloading data.

I am however getting some flattening of primers (Fed 210). It is evident with primer in case and when removed. There are no other pressure signs that I can see. I am unsure whether to run with this load or back off for peace of mind. It is summer here at the moment so the temp won't be increasing a lot further.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2,103
Re: Load advice .308 win

As for the cratering, you can probably mark that up as a sloppy remington chamber (excessive headspace causing primer flow) if I were you id load .005" short of the mag length which should be either 2.855" or 2.875" then come up a couple tenths in powder charge to maintain the same charge density. I wouldn't worry about flattening 210 primers, they have a soft anvil, if you want peace of mind with that switch to CCI BR2s and it most likely won't flatten them.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: Load advice .308 win
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
300 Win mag load advice montana_native Reloading 37 02-14-2012 04:39 AM
need some advice on a hot load banthony Reloading 7 05-28-2009 10:23 AM
**sd and es load advice** JEREMY logan Reloading 9 05-16-2009 07:12 AM
Load Advice Willys46 Reloading 7 06-19-2008 09:16 AM
hot load advice eddybo Reloading 11 06-13-2008 06:44 AM

Current Poll
How Many Different Cartridges Do You Reload For?
ZERO, all factory ammo - 8.06%
360 Votes
1 - 2.77%
124 Votes
2 or 3 - 14.59%
652 Votes
4 or 5 - 20.41%
912 Votes
6 or 7 - 14.86%
664 Votes
8 or 9 - 8.64%
386 Votes
10 or more - 30.68%
1,371 Vote
Total Votes: 4,469
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC