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Unread 09-10-2008, 12:42 PM
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.308 loads

I recently got a DPMS in .308. Has anyone worked up any loads for one of these? If so, can you share some info with me.
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    Unread 09-11-2008, 09:34 AM
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    Re: .308 loads

    +1 for DPMS .308 loads. I have one with the 18 inch barrel and 1-10 twist. Thinking about using 150 gr Accubonds with Varget or RL-15. The hard part right now is finding brass!
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    Unread 09-11-2008, 09:59 AM
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    Re: .308 loads

    Great choice

    I just bought the DPMS 308B as well.

    I'm shooting 44gr of Varget, 168gr Berger VLD's , Remington brass and CCI250 primers. No pressure signs at all in my rifle.

    I'm getting 2660fps with the 18" barrel and it groups right at 1/2" @ 100yards while cleaning each round during break in.

    Seat the bullets out as far as you mag will allow.
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    Re: .308 loads

    Thanks guys.
    I have just used some Remington factory ammo so far. Getting 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards as well. I also mounted a Bushnell 3500 - 40mm with target knobs...very nice. I got a great deal on it through the Optics for sale forum. I also just picked up a 4500 - 50mm scope off of the forum as well. Haven't mounted it on anything yet.
    I like Nosler ballistic tips in my bolt guns but I don't know how the tip will hold up in an automatic. I know the bullet slams into the top of the chamber throat very hard. I will have to do some experimenting.
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    Re: .308 loads

    Looking at the Leupold VX-III 1.75-6-32mm and a VLTOR E-mod collapsible stock for the DPMS.
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    Re: .308 loads

    kstrick:
    If your barrel is a 1:10 twist you should have no problem stabilizing the heavy 180grain bullets.

    A buddy of mine has a DPMS in 308 and he shoots the Black Hills 180 grain bullets with great accuracy out to 1k
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    Unread 09-12-2008, 11:46 AM
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    Re: .308 loads

    Would he be willing to share brass / powder / primer info? I am just trying to not reinvent wheels.
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