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Unread 02-25-2013, 11:39 AM
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.308 loads

I'm new to reloading I'm just wanting to get some opinions on different loads for my DPMS LRT SASS .308 win any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Unread 02-25-2013, 11:50 AM
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    Re: .308 loads

    Get a Nosler 7, Speer, Berger, Hornady, or whatever brand of bullets you plan on shooting reloading manual.

    For example, I only shoot Nosler and Hornady bullets, so I have the most recent reloading manuals for each brand.

    If I were to shoot Berger VLD's or Speer bullets...I'd have a Speer or Berger manual, too.
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    Unread 02-25-2013, 04:20 PM
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    Re: .308 loads

    44-46 grains of Varget and 165/168 of choice with WLR primers.
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    Re: .308 loads

    I prefer Federal primers.....Never been a fan of Winchester anything, other than Black Talons, and nickle-plated brass.

    I have a brick of CCI Small Rifle primers, only b/c it was the only thing I could find. They'll get used, but I would much prefer Federal.

    And Varget is also my powder of choice for my .308, 7mm-08, and 5.56. And will probably be what I use when I get all the parts to finish up my 300 Blackout upper.
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    Unread 02-25-2013, 05:45 PM
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    Re: .308 loads

    I too use Fed210's, but many of my manuals list WLR. I do not see much in terms of range difference, but then again I am not compeeting in 1000-yard bench matches either.
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    Unread 02-25-2013, 08:15 PM
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    Re: .308 loads

    I use Varget and BR2 primers in 2 308s one is a Winchester 70 semi custom the other a Surgeon Scalpel. The winny likes 44.4 gr and the surgeon loves 44.6 I shoot 175 SMK with both. The surgeon is running 2708 and .25 MOA out to 300 when I do my part, I have tried several different powders and always end up with Varget. I would start @ 44gr. and work up and you should find a load that you will like. Good luck
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    Unread 02-25-2013, 09:00 PM
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    Re: .308 loads

    varget and BR2 = temp stable and super low ES. Federal 215 match are pretty nice but thats a lot of primer for 308. Also I would recommend using a national match fl sizer.
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