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Unread 05-04-2012, 03:12 AM
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.308 loads

Anyone have a good load for .308? I'm shooting a Remington 700 AAC-SD with a 20" barrel.I've that RL15 is a good powder for this caliber.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 04:39 AM
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Re: .308 loads

Loads that work great in my R700 tactical 20" barrel

168 A-Max, 45.8 varget, winchester case and primer OAL 2.825 = 2674fps

175 SMK, 44.5 varget, winchester case and primer OAL 2.825 = 2550fps

At 100y the 175 smk load almost always holds 1/2 moa, if it doesnt I know its something I did... and it works well for two other 20" tactical owners that I know of.

Held .5 mil wind. 5 shots 8" spread counting the one I knew I pulled low, 4 were less than 5". Not bad for a factory Remington Tactical and 10x nikon... 700 yards.

Just worked up the A-max load and it is looking like another contender.

Forgot my hunting load: 168 berger vld, 45.8 varget, Lapua brass, winchester primer, OAL 2.815 = 2640fps
Took a mule deer this past season at 175 yards and it worked perfect. It doesn't shoot quite as tight as the 175 but still good at ~1/2-3/4 moa at 100y, and I have taken it out as far as 1000 on steel.

the mule
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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:18 PM
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Re: .308 loads

I've gotten my best load data straight off hodgdons website
A little bit of fire burns alot of wheat.

Hey now, one time i reached down to pet a little dog and it was a 5lbs squirrel - Si Robertson
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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:51 PM
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Re: .308 loads

Rem VLS shoots sub-min Win cases, 175 SMK, 210M and 45gr Varget......
Fed cases , 180 btsp Speer, 210M, and RL-17 47.5 comes out at 2742 on a 22 in barrel. The RL-17 is on the Alliant web site others are using it with Hornady 208gr bullets with a 1/12 twist as well..Snipershide is where I found it and Montana Marine did the testing with a 20.5 lenght barrel........May want to give it a look.....
Fed cases 168 nos, 210M, and 44.5 Varget shoots wll in several rifles.
Lapua cases 180 Balistic Tip 43.5 RL- 15 and 210M
Hope this helps you out.......
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Unread 05-05-2012, 07:35 PM
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Re: .308 loads

42.2-8208-168 smk @ 2.825, with cci 200, rem brass, f/l resized. Also have had great accuracy with all the same load specs, except using 175 SMK. quarter inch groups are common. Have not chronoed this load yet, but is probably about 2650 - 2700.
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Unread 05-09-2012, 10:39 AM
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Re: .308 loads

43.6 grs of RL 15 and 168 smk shooting sub 1/2 moa at 100. Oal is 2.81 kissing the lands in a savage flcp-k 24" tube
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Unread 05-11-2012, 07:15 AM
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Re: .308 loads

Hey Guys:
Thanks for all the great information. I'll be trying some of them this weekend. I'll let you know how they work out.
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