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Old 12-09-2012, 12:20 PM
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.308 palma

is it worth going palma brass or not, what are some pros and cons.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:19 AM
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Re: .308 palma

Been thinking about this myself also but I read on one of the forums that the small primers in 308 dont do well in cold weather or something to that affect. I think it was a shooter from the UK talking about that if I remember correctly.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:14 AM
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Re: .308 palma

ooo thats a good thing to know, my biggest problem is i already have so much brass.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:32 AM
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Re: .308 palma

The idea of Palma brass is faster burning powders like Benchmark, H4895, 8208xbr, 3031, etc.. combined with light bullets 155grn and long barrels. If temps are below 50* its hard for even a CCI450 or Wolf srmp to ignite 44-47grns of Varget, 4064, RE15, 748, etc.. On a positive note using the small rifle primers makes for better accuracy and pretty much eliminates loosening primer pockets.
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Re: .308 palma

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The idea of Palma brass is faster burning powders like Benchmark, H4895, 8208xbr, 3031, etc.. combined with light bullets 155grn and long barrels. If temps are below 50* its hard for even a CCI450 or Wolf srmp to ignite 44-47grns of Varget, 4064, RE15, 748, etc.. On a positive note using the small rifle primers makes for better accuracy and pretty much eliminates loosening primer pockets.
i shoot 42gr of 8208xbr with a 23.5 inch barrel, should i be fine in cold weath, would it help me much shooting a 165gr sgk.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:51 AM
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Re: .308 palma

Probably won't do a lot of good especially in typical hunting temps. Maybe try 45-47grns of 4064 or Varget with fed210Ms or CCI BR2s, I know velocity will be higher than 42grns of 8208 unless you got some freak 8208 that's faster than RE10x.
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Re: .308 palma

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Probably won't do a lot of good especially in typical hunting temps. Maybe try 45-47grns of 4064 or Varget with fed210Ms or CCI BR2s, I know velocity will be higher than 42grns of 8208 unless you got some freak 8208 that's faster than RE10x.
I shoot about 2675fps. I had it hotter but didn't group great so I pulled it down to 42gr
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