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168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

What is a good powder for this combo...and what type of a speed should I get from a 26" barrel...thanks
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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

I just loaded some last night...Matter of fact.

Berger recommends max of 42.5gr of Varget, however, for al my 168's I've always loaded with 44.0gr of varget.

So the load is as follows:

Hornady Match brass
168 Berger VLD Hunting
44.0gr Varget
Fed 210 primer
And measued to 2.200" on the Ogive

I'll go shoot this weekend and post my findings.
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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

45.2 grains of varget in Lapua brass. I've got a tight obermeyer barrel and runn 2850.

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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

+1 on the Varget
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:56 PM
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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

varget it is then...thanks
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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

The most accurate loads with 168's from a .308 case I know of have all used IMR4064 powder. Same for 175's up through 190's. Some test groups at 600 through 800 yards are smaller than current benchrest records.

But you have to weigh charges; metering IMR4064 is a bit tricky.
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Re: 168 Berger and the .308 Winchester?

8208xbr and 168vld works for me, more consistant than varget, and faster, .5MOA to 700yds. so far.
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