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Old 04-30-2008, 10:05 PM
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For those of you wondering the reply just above is my cousin writing not me.

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Old 12-01-2008, 04:49 AM
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Re: .308 Load Development?

My cousin just bought some 175 VLD's, but is thinking of sticking with the 168Mk's. I told him he should get more range with the VLD's. What are your guys opinions on these bullets and weights? Thanks,
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Re: .308 Load Development?

How does that saying go...

"Friends don't let friends shoot 168gr SMKs past 800yds..."

Me personally I like the 155s... BCs up around that of the 168s, and you can push them faster - i.e. flatter trajectory, shorter TOF, less wind drift. 175s have a little higher BC, but you can't push them as fast. Gets to be a balancing act.

Also... I'd skip the VLDs and go for the newer Berger BT 'thick' designs... more tolerant about seating depth, as in will shoot just fine 20-40 thou off the lands, rather than preferring to be jammed into the lands (always a little dicey w/ an auto-loader).
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Re: .308 Load Development?

Thanks, How fast have you been running your 155's and in what length of barrel?
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Re: .308 Load Development?

I normally go for 2940-2960fps and have pretty good results. Other people I shoot with run 'em as high as 3050-3100 with good results. I personally kind of cringe at those speeds, but thats just me. This is from 30" barrels; in the past I've run in the low 2900s from a factory 26" barrel, but with a much warmer load.
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Re: .308 Load Development?

2,950fps with sorted 155 moly match Sierras is my ticket to dance also. Overbore
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Re: .308 Load Development?

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How does that saying go...

"Friends don't let friends shoot 168gr SMKs past 800yds..."

Me personally I like the 155s... BCs up around that of the 168s, and you can push them faster - i.e. flatter trajectory, shorter TOF, less wind drift. 175s have a little higher BC, but you can't push them as fast. Gets to be a balancing act.
+1

Couldnt have said it any better myself.

I have driven the 155's up to near 3000 FPS in a 26" 308 pipe. The SCENAR has delivered .499 G1 real world BC in my 24" 11.25x barrel at 2900.
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