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.308 win 185gr berger

 
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:25 PM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

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Wow that is amazing. I wish i could get my ES that low.
What primers are you using? I tried Fed 210 match primers and CCI BR 2 gave me lower ES. Never tried Wolf primers but hear they give good results.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:25 PM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

I'm using cci #200 lr
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:17 PM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

Bushman, I used to shoot a 700 milspec with the berger 168 vlds in comps to 1000 yards. Needed 35 moa for the steel Target.
Load data was
Lapua brass
Fed match primer
44 gr of Varget
Coal was 2.860" no I couldn't use my box mag anymore :(
Didn't have too good of luck with a 24" barrel. (Missed a lot...). Bullet was subsonic around 850

Just this year I upgraded to a GAP thunder Ranch. Started with the 185 hybrid hunting bullets after reading Brian's book. I was worried with the 22" barrel I would be screwed at the 1000 yard mark. Finally chronoed my load at 2615 fps. I need 36 moa for 1000 yards. Bullet doesn't go subsonic until after 1000 yards. Feels like cheating compared to my factory 700.

Load for the TR
Lapua brass
44 gr Varget.
Coal 2.845 works good out of the ai mag
Fed match primer.

I honestly feel unless you have a custom gun, its hard to take advantage of the larger 308 bullets in the 308 win. You either lose the mag capability or case capacity for powder. The 185 hybrid was fool proof in picking a seating depth. I would try the 168 hybrid hunting bullet in a factory rig.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:54 PM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

The rem700 with a Wyatts extended box mag or a savage will accept a 2.995" oal and feed from the mag. The problem with 185-210grn pills is that a Saami spec 308win chamber needs about .060-.075" more throat to keep the bullets out of the powder space. The 185 hybrid can hit 2600fps from a 20" barrel with CFE223 and good match primers but case life will suffer. 2800fps is easy with a 26" barrel and RE17, RE15, AR comp, 2000MR, CFE223, W760 with mag primers, etc... With the proper throat length the 208 amax or 210 berger can be pushed to 2700fps with a heavy charge of RE17 and Fed210Ms in a 26" barrel but the 308 was never really intended to shoot lead over 175grns, but anything is worth a try.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:37 AM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

Ive been shooting the 185 berger at 2550fps for about a year and really like it. After playing with cfe and hearing so many good things about re17 ive been considering a switch. If i could acheive 2600 with a 185 or 190 berger and get 10+ loads out of a case that would be ideal.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:52 AM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

Canadian bushman, how long is your barrel? With a 24" or longer RE17 under a 190 berger should get you 2600+ fps if jammed in the lands to allow it to fully pressure up with RE17. I do this with my 6br, using RE17 and 105 berger hybrids I get 3060fps with a 29" barrel from the little ole br case, but if I don't jam em in the lands I lose 250fps.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:01 AM
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Re: .308 win 185gr berger

I have a 26" with a 1:12 twist factory rem barrel
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