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.308 win 185gr berger

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Unread 11-13-2012, 06:08 PM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

CB I also shoot the 185's in my 1:12 rem. with 40.5, imr 4064 and am getting well below .5" at 100. It is just slow! What kind of accuracy are you getting with >43gr.

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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

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    Anyone else shooting the 185gr bergers out of a 308 win.

    Any one shooting them out to or past 1000yds?

    If so i would like the hear your opinions and even some load data.

    I shoot the 185 Berger Hybrids and 185 Juggernauts out of my custom FTR rifle. The matches I shoot are 600 yards but I have also shot it out to 1000 yards and it does very well. I'm running a 28 inch Krieger barrel (11 twist). I'm using Alliant Power Pro 2000MR powder, CCI BR2 primers, Lapua Brass and my rifle has a match chamber. My load is 47.6 gr (same charge for both bullets) loaded 2.210 from base to ogive for the hybrid and 2.230 base to ogive for the Juggernaut. This load is safe in my rifle, primers and brass look good but if you try it work up to it as it might be hot in yours. Both bullets give me right at 2800 ftps. with ES of 9 when chronographed in the summer. I'm also in the process of working up a load for the 200gr hybrids and so far its impressive but only shot at 100 yards so far. 46.2 gr is giving me 2660 ftps. (70 degree temp) and is shooting 5 shot groups in one ragged hole with ES of 8. Never shot the 185 VLD in this rifle but im sure the powder charge wouldn't be far off of the hybrid/juggernaut charge.
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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

    I just started playing with some Berger 185 gr. Target bullets in my 308. I have a custom 22" barrel in 12" twist and match chamber set up for the 168 gr. match bullets.

    I've found H-414 to be good, at least in the summer when it was 82 F, with the 185's. I was getting 2511 fps average for 6 shots with a SD of 8. At 100 yards, I obtained a 0.551" 5-shot group. I haven't tried this load in colder weather yet or at long distances. I use Fed 210M primers and Lapua brass.

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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

    208 amax's and the 308 is a sweet combo. 2600 is very possible in 24+" bbls. The 12 twist while not optimum works just fine. Accuracy is good as well. 168 class bullets are great but the 208 can dang near double the effective hunting range of any 168 or 175 class bullet.

    N540, N550 or RL17 will get you what you want with the heavies.
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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

    does anyone on here think that with the right powder that 2650 or at least 2600 is attainable with winchester brass 20" 10 twist bbl and loaded to mag length? with the juggernaut that is.
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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

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    208 amax's and the 308 is a sweet combo. 2600 is very possible in 24+" bbls. The 12 twist while not optimum works just fine. Accuracy is good as well. 168 class bullets are great but the 208 can dang near double the effective hunting range of any 168 or 175 class bullet.

    N540, N550 or RL17 will get you what you want with the heavies.
    Trying to decide on a hunting bullet for my new 308 win, im doing my first load development with 175 Nosler CCs just getting to learn the gun but am leaning towards the 168 or 208 amax before 185 berger just for the sake of their price, to achieve decent velocity will the 208 amax's have to be seated beyond the ~2.800 standard mag length and loaded singally?
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    Re: .308 win 185gr berger

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    46.2 gr is giving me 2660 ftps. (70 degree temp) and is shooting 5 shot groups in one ragged hole with ES of 8.
    Wow that is amazing. I wish i could get my ES that low.
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