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308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

 
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:07 PM
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308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

Hello, has anybody else checked out the thread at snipershide about the 308 Win., 208gr. Amax, and RL17? Claims of 2650 fps from a 20" barrel are being made.

I'd like to try this load in my 30" 1-10 308 Win.

Has anybody here tried this combo???
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:40 PM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

haven't yet tried it .but when the weather warms up you can bet I will.been keeping up with it now for the past 4 days.cannot wait to try it myself.just hope that it isn't as bad as one guy said.might have to load up a few each day.don't want to shoot out my arm anytime soon.but think this is omething that might be a one of a kind thing.just think a 308 shooting a 208gn bullet with that kind of energy.would make a great hunt'n load.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:46 PM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

I'm sure that recoil is more than a plain 168gr. 308 round, but I can't see it being too terrible.

If what is stated is true, I think it'll be awesome!

Please keep me in the loop when you do try it. I am going to as well, but it won't be for a few months.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:52 AM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

I was running 200 grain accubonds from my 06 at 2720 from a 22" barrel and thought I was pushing the envelope a bit. My powder charge was 54 grains RL17. Quickload estimated 65,100 psi.

I would like to see the pressure rating with that 308 load at 2650 in that short barrel. I would think it is into the 70,000psi range.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

OK guys here is the load.I have not been able to find if he has said yet what the pressure is.but one of his post tells that he is getting 1.1"groups at 300 yards and 4.75 at 700 yards.so I think it just might be soething for us all to look into.I know that I am when the weather warms up.and all I need is the powder and bullets.so guess what I am going to do in the next few weeks.yep you guessed right I am makeing an order.will try to keep ya'll updated.John

49.0gn of R17
208gn A-max
Lapua brass
CCI 200 primer
COAL is at 3.000
and the FPS is 2590 from a 1:12 twist sock remmy
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:50 PM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

According to QuickLOAD, that load should produce 2574 fps. from a 20" bbl, which is really close to what he is getting with a pressure of 68,408 psi. and a case fill of 102%, which is not terribly bad.

The same load should give around 2770 out of a 30" bbl with the same pressure.

This is if you jump the bullets, if you jam them the pressure jumps up to 78,447 psi., which is getting a little toasty, but the speed would jump up to 2811 with a 30" bbl.

Hope this helps.

-Erik
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:35 PM
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Re: 308 Win. ,208gr. Amax ,RL17

well guys I just looked and it seems that the weather is going to put a stop on the testing.but I will keep takeing a looksee from time to time.and yea just what kind of pressure and zFPS wiil a 24" barrel get ya.have to ask because I do not have the the help of Quickload.thanks,John
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