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1000 Yard .308 Reloading

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Unread 01-14-2013, 11:10 PM
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1000 Yard .308 Reloading

Hey all, I'm about to get into reloading with my dad, as ammo is starting to get expensive.

I'm looking for a .308 load that is going to stay supersonic out to 1000 yards. I was thinking of using the Hornady 178 grain A-Max bullet, RL15 powder, but need help on the primer choice, depth of bullet in the brass, and any other powder choices.

I'm going to be using my Weatherby Vanguard with 22" #3 contour barrel, 1:12 twist for this (in my sig).

Any recommendations for how much powder? I've heard 42.5-45 grains is good for around 2650-2700 fps, which happens to be a good node for the .308 bullet.

I'm going to be experiencing with probably a couple different loads, but I would like it to be close on the first try as I don't have a chrono at the moment. Thanks for the help guys.
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    Unread 01-14-2013, 11:17 PM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

    My good friend shoots 155gr AMax's pushed with 45.0 grains of Varget. They're leaving the barrel at 3000fps. His rifle is a 1 in 12" twist also.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 12:01 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

    I use Varget it is Temp stable and 308s love it. Start low and work up I have had a load @ 43.5 that was accurate but slow my current load is 44.6 gr of varget w/175 SMK,it is running 2690 out of a 20" Broughton 5C THIS LOAD IS SAFE IN MY GUN. DO NOT try it in yours work up and find a load that your guns likes and good luck.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 08:57 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

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    My good friend shoots 155gr AMax's pushed with 45.0 grains of Varget. They're leaving the barrel at 3000fps. His rifle is a 1 in 12" twist also.
    what's the length on the bbl? That's some pretty impressive speed
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 09:02 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

    i would recommend visiting with some bench rest/palma/high power shooters at your local range first, BEFORE trusting any "some one" or"my buddy shoots" info. The trick is not so much "super sonic" as "mach speed" at that range, I use mach 1.2 as my MINIMUM speed for accuracy at that range.
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 10:01 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

    I'll definitely see if I can get my hands on a chrono because the last thing I want to do is ruin my rifle. I'm basically trying to mimic this cartridge:

    http://www.right2bearammo.com/shop/catalog/pdf/117.pdf
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    Unread 01-15-2013, 10:47 AM
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    Re: 1000 Yard .308 Reloading

    go to "the riflemans journal" site, look up acticle index for german salazar articles on the .308. TON'S of info for you.
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