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Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

 
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:51 PM
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Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

Anyone Have any load data for this bullet in .308 Win.
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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

In winchester cases work up to a max (hodgdon's max) charge of Varget... 45 grains. Work from 42 grains... it'll deliver, if rifle and shooter are up to the task.
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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

I have Lapua, Fed GMM and Hornady Match brass so I will probably use one of those. Barnes recommends 4895 for their 180gr bullets which I also have along with Varget. I will try Varget, but I wonder if a slower burning powder like 380, 4350, Retumbo and the like would be in order. What think ye?
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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

the Federal brass is soft, and thick... I wouldn't use that for this load.

I like IMR 4895 in the .308, it's one of the better powders. In Lapua brass with a 175 grain bullet you'll find the OCW node at 42.2 grains--in all likelihood...

With the Varget in Lapua... work carefully to 44.7 grains. That'll give a little more velocity than the 4895 load, but may or may not be as accurate.

CCI primers work well with Varget, as do Federal 210's... I like Federal 210's or match primers with the 4895.

Good luck... let us know what you find.

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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

Thanks for the info. I moly coated the bullets today so I'll load them tomorrow. Maybe shoot them Tuesday weather permitting.
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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

Moly coating is going to change things... the charge weights I mention are for plain copper jacketed bullets.
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Re: Barnes 175gr Match Burner .308 Win.

Understand, less pressure, lower velocity. Maybe increase .5gr?
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