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.308 win loads with Federal 215 Primers

 
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: .308 win loads with Federal 215 Primers

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in other rounds , 215s gave me higher pressure , higher velocity and higher ES. they are made for weatherby magnum size cases. match shooters generally use the lowest powered reliable primers.
What he said.

I drop .1
ES is still higher
Pressure is higher because of more powder starting faster (of course).

Since I don't load my 308s anywhere near max, actually pretty minimum I have no issues.

In that realm, works just fine.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:24 AM
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Re: .308 win loads with Federal 215 Primers

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I use them in my 155 grain match load with great success. I found better velocity and better SD and ES numbers with the mag primers over the standard large rifle gold medal match primers.
That surprises me that your getting better ES and SD numbers with the mag primer. What powder are you using? You ever try CCI BR2s or Wolf large rifle primers?
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:36 AM
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Re: .308 win loads with Federal 215 Primers

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That surprises me that your getting better ES and SD numbers with the mag primer. What powder are you using? You ever try CCI BR2s or Wolf large rifle primers?
I am using 45 grains of IMR 4895. I tried the wolf, fed gold medal match, Winchester and CCI standard large rifle and the mags gave me the best numbers.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:39 AM
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Re: .308 win loads with Federal 215 Primers

I appreciate all of the advice. I am very pleased to hear that these will work, because it means less work for me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:36 PM
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I am using 45 grains of IMR 4895. I tried the wolf, fed gold medal match, Winchester and CCI standard large rifle and the mags gave me the best numbers.
Interesting, I would have thought the numbers would have been higher. You never know unless you try i guess.
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