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Unread 06-15-2010, 11:29 PM
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155gr Amax 308

Received several boxes of 2nds from a friend of 155gr Amax.
Wanting to load these into a 308 just for shooting woodchucks or
rockchucks at most any range out to 450 or so.......
Most powders and primers can be had in the area.
Your load information would be helpful. Shooting a 26" 1/12 twist
Rem 700 all stock.......Thanks.
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    Unread 06-16-2010, 11:56 AM
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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

    The "standard load" used by most Palma shooters with the 155 is right about 45.0 grains of Hodgdon's Varget, give or take a grain depending on the usual factors. We're shooting for 2950 fps from the finished load, but you're not going to see that out of a 26" barrel. Whatever's lost due to the barrel length, I can promise you the 'chucks will never notice the difference.

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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

    Thank you for your post that was one of the powders that thought
    would work good.
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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

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    The "standard load" used by most Palma shooters with the 155 is right about 45.0 grains of Hodgdon's Varget, give or take a grain depending on the usual factors. We're shooting for 2950 fps from the finished load, but you're not going to see that out of a 26" barrel. Whatever's lost due to the barrel length, I can promise you the 'chucks will never notice the difference.

    Good hunting!

    Kevin Thomas
    Lapua USA
    Good choice in Varget, You can also go with RL15 at 45-46 gr or H4895.
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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

    Thanks for the information.........
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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

    I use BENCHMARK for the 155 AMAX's. The velocity is a tad low but the accuracy is phenominal.
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    Re: 155gr Amax 308

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    I use BENCHMARK for the 155 AMAX's. The velocity is a tad low but the accuracy is phenominal.
    I'm also using Benchmark with the 155 A-Max bullets. Accuracy is about 1" @ 300 yds when the target gods are smiling. Velocity in my 22" bbl is 2,850.

    For whatever it's worth, I'm also getting great accuracy with Benchmark in my .223 using 50gr V-Max bullets. Velocity is 3,400 ft/sec.
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