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Old 08-06-2013, 09:37 AM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

A short cut would be varget an 155gr berger vld's for group.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:40 PM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Read a couple of good books so you know what it will take to get to where you want to go. Equipment which includes the rifle is only a small equation to the solution. Applied Ballistics LLC has a couple of the best books out there and they shouldn't break your bank.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:26 PM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

i would adjust the trigger and i would use either br-2 or 210m primers.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

I use Varget 1st choice RL15 2nd choice. I load Varget, BR2 primers and 175 SMK you can get seconds from Graf and Sons they shoot pretty good if you sort them. I would also recommend getting books they are cheap and are a great resource. Good luck as stated above once you start down this road it gets slippery fast the next thing you know you will have a small fortune tied up in guns that you have to hide from the wife or maybe that is just me.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:36 AM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

308MX- did you load or shoot yet??
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Old 08-08-2013, 05:34 PM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

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308MX- did you load or shoot yet??
Just scored brass last night. Planning on Saturday to get the scope sighted in.

I have a couple pounds of RL15 that is going to get used first. I'm not even sure I could find Varget right now?

We'll use the flat base bullets to get acquainted with the rifle and fire-form some brass. Match bullets will be next on the list.

The trigger is a crisp 22oz job that really has me excited to shoot this rifle!

-chris
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:25 PM
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Re: Newbie looking for advice

Definitely stick with the 165's for LR work. Ultimately it is what ever you gun likes. I would also suggest using between 43.0-44.0 grains of RL15. My accuracy usually landed in that realm.
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