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loading the 308 with 110 or 125 grain bullets

 
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:26 PM
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Re: loading the 308 with 110 or 125 grain bullets

My Savage 12FVSS (1:10 twist) likes the 110 grain Sierra Varminter as well as anything I've tried so far, at least at relatively short range. I've been using 47.0 grains of Varget and seating them 0.015" off the lands.

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: loading the 308 with 110 or 125 grain bullets

I tried the Hornady 110 VMAX with IMR 8208 recently. I haven't settled on a load just yet, but it will be in the 47-48 gr range I'm sure. The rifle is an Armalite AR10T with a 24" barrel, with a 1 in 11.25 twist. I was shooting from a bipod and a rear bag. I was shooing Win brass shot who knows how many times, with CCI BR2 primers. Chrono was at 10'. I had to adjust 3 MOA down halfway thru as the bullets were walking off the target. You should be able to make out the rest of the info on the pics. The rifle notoriously sends the first shot astray, with the next ones touching. How touching, huh? Anyways, all off them shot around MOA or better.






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Old 12-16-2010, 02:31 PM
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Re: loading the 308 with 110 or 125 grain bullets

It will only let me post 6 images, so here's the seventh. By the way, I got the recipe from the folks at IMR. There were NO pressure issues with any of the loads, and I wouldn't hesitate to go a grain or so higher in my rifle. I really want to shoot some of the mangy coyotes around here with this load. I WON'T be keeping their hides.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:11 PM
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Re: loading the 308 with 110 or 125 grain bullets

I loaded 30 rounds, in the 17 twist 308 today and shot for groups. 50.5 grains of H4895, *compressed load. (do not use in a fast twist rifle)(start lower)

It was about 8 degrees, velocity varied quite abit from 3360-3438. not sure if it was the crono as it is stored outside in the shooting house where it is also 8 degrees.

First I shot a 7 round group that put 6 into sub 1/2" at 100 yards. Scott shot another 5 shot sub 1/2", and I shot a third that was sub 3/4".

5 rounds at 400 showed about 2" of verticle, 4 moa up, but the wind played hell with them.

600 yards with 12 moa elevation put me on the steel gong sporatically.

I put this rifle together for fun shooting and it is a gas, the mini muscle brake adds a bit to that fun, seeing the snow fly with the sighter shots at 600 yards helped with my come-ups.

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