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Unread 03-10-2010, 02:13 AM
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Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

Some good interesting info guys...cheers.
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

    my load is finished for the 155gr VLD`s

    ive settled on 44.8gr AR 2208 (varget) seated just kissing the lands, 2.850 COAL.

    = 2830fps, .5 MOA or better accuracy, ES = 12fps , SD = 2 fps !!!

    Now i move onto the 178gr load testing...
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

    impressive data groper....

    What length is your barrel please ?

    Im getting 2870 fps from a 26 " tube /46gns Varget CCI BR2
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

    I might be a little late on this thread but have been loading 47gr Varget in my 26" tube and only getting 2805fps at 50 degrees f. 2000ft elevation. Anyway, I'm shooting the Sierra Palma Match bullets and getting one hole groups with annealed Remington brass that has also been neck turned. I seem to have a bit of freebore in my rifle so I'm having trouble reaching the lands with this light of a bullet but still the accuracy is good so I guess I'm going to leave things as they are and concentrate on my 10-20mph South Dakota wind doping. (bigger problem)
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

    I think there must be some faster ` lots` of Varget around...see what `groper` is getting from his load...!
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

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    I think there must be some faster ` lots` of Varget around...see what `groper` is getting from his load...!
    Definetely some variation in speed for varget,!94 pretty much any powder, more likely the barrels making the big dfferences, fast barrels, slow barrels, number of groves, twist rates etc..
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    Re: A bit of load testing .308 win

    well, i dont actually use "varget".... in australia its made by ADI thales group and called AR2208 but they say its powder equivalent is varget... I know ADI powders are exported to the USA but types and to which companies over there im not sure... im pretty sure that hodgdon simply relabels ADI powders so its the same stuff.
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