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.308 Win Load Question

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Unread 08-16-2012, 08:28 PM
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Re: .308 Win Load Question

Varget, work up to 46 grains.
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    Re: .308 Win Load Question

    H4895 with 165 gr bullet works well for 308
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    Re: .308 Win Load Question

    Thanks for the replys. Sounds like I could try a lot of different powder that would be a better choice than the IMR 4831. I used this powder for my Rem 7 Mag and have plenty of it on hand now that I have sold that particular gun. I have a Sendero 300 RUM with custom barrel that I use for long range hunting and plan to use the 308 Win. only in the woods and in my tree stand where 100 to 150 yards would be a long shot. I realize it may not be the best powder but if it shoots around 1 moa it should be fine. I was just hestitant about trying something that wasn't called for in the reloading manual. When I can find it I will stock back up with the RE - 15 as it shoots the 168 amaxs between 1/2moa and 3/4 moa. Any other advice anyone could offer??
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    Re: .308 Win Load Question

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    Thanks for the replys. Sounds like I could try a lot of different powder that would be a better choice than the IMR 4831. I used this powder for my Rem 7 Mag and have plenty of it on hand now that I have sold that particular gun. I have a Sendero 300 RUM with custom barrel that I use for long range hunting and plan to use the 308 Win. only in the woods and in my tree stand where 100 to 150 yards would be a long shot. I realize it may not be the best powder but if it shoots around 1 moa it should be fine. I was just hestitant about trying something that wasn't called for in the reloading manual. When I can find it I will stock back up with the RE - 15 as it shoots the 168 amaxs between 1/2moa and 3/4 moa. Any other advice anyone could offer??
    Well as the others have said a middle speed powder will give you better performance in your 308. However, I 4831 is listed in the hodgdon #26 data book with 150, 165, and 180 grain bullets.

    The 165 with I 4831 starts at 45 and tops at 47 with a top speed of 2329 fps.. Just about a 30-30 or 300 savage ballistically. It would work to 200 yards if the accuracy was there. I'm sure that 47 is their top because of case capacity, since it is 38,400 cup in the test rifle(the 308 can go to 52,000 cup).
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    Re: .308 Win Load Question

    In a huntig rifle 308 win Rl - 17 shows outstanding groups, 2742 fps, 210M, and a 180gr Speer
    spbt bullet.
    For long range matches 175gr SMK, Varget, 210M, win brass or BHM, gave 2655fps and a one hole group in both hunting rifle and match rifle..
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    308 win Rl - 17 shows outstanding groups, 2742 fps, 210M, and a 180gr Speer spbt bullet.
    That's a pretty fast movin' bullet from a .308 Win. case. 'Specially when 190's shot out at max safe peak pressure from a 26 inch barrel left at 2550 fps. And 7.62 NATO match ammo's 172 and 168 grain bullets left at about 2600 fps from 22 inch barrels.

    Bethca that load's peak pressure's way on the far side of too much for safety.
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    Unread 08-28-2012, 09:05 AM
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    Re: .308 Win Load Question

    Found that the load to be safe. Please look at Alliant web site the load is below their posted load.
    Snipershide has a great of information with the 208 gr Amax being loaded with RL-17 past several months. Or maybe just Google the load in a 200 gr bullet load.
    As with anything work up your loads and watch for pressure signs....
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