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.308 recipe

I have just started reloading and have had decent results w/43.0 grns of forget and 168 vdl hunters and would just like to hear some ideas and suggestions for load development in a 26" barrel. I also have a grendel which I am gonna reload for w/16" barrel that seems to shoot lighter bullets well.
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    Re: .308 recipe

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    I have just started reloading and have had decent results w/43.0 grns of forget and 168 vdl hunters and would just like to hear some ideas and suggestions for load development in a 26" barrel. I also have a grendel which I am gonna reload for w/16" barrel that seems to shoot lighter bullets well.
    Its vital that you provide more information when asking a question like this. What is the load for? Whats your twist rate? What are you hunting, and at what range do you expect you will engage this critter?
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    Re: .308 recipe

    Killing paper? Animals? What kind of Brass? Primer? loaded cartridge length? here was my 308 load for my 26 inch barrel with a 1-12 twist Remington 700. 44.5 grains of Varget in a Lapua case with a 175 grain Sierra matchking. Loaded to 2.850 using CCI large rifle primers. It was a consistant .4 moa rifle until I sold it to build a 338 RUM
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    Re: .308 recipe

    Just killing steel and paper. I am using Winchester large rifle primers w/ federal brass. I have shot to 400 yds and plan to shoot out to 1000 and have been told the 168 bergers will shoot with the 175 smk's. My overall cartridge length is 3.010
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    Re: .308 recipe

    Try 44.0gr of Varget. I think you'll like the results.
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    Re: .308 recipe

    I would up the bullet weight to at least a 175g
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    Re: .308 recipe

    My 26" varmint likes 43grs of varget.

    Nice little clover leaf at 300 yards
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