Re: 308 range report
RCPO, I just recently bought a Browning A-bolt II in 308Win and I looked at the manual data and thought I would try some IMR4064 with Speer 165BTSP in Win brass. I started 1 grain over the listed start load and worked up in .5 grain increments with 4 rounds at each charge weight. My start load was the only load that showed any promise at all. I was shooting in a moderate cross wind and pulled on shot and it was 1/2" left of the other three which went through one ragged hole. I am pleased with the accuracy, and though I didn't run these over a chronograph I know they have to be on the slow side of velocity. I don't think I am going to fret over the speed as I don't plan on shooting at extreme long range with this caliber. I chose 4064 because it was shown to be able to reach the higher velocities while keeping the pressure in check! Yeah, whatever....