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Old 12-28-2006, 06:50 PM
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loads for .308 WIN

Hello everybody,
I am just curious if any of you have any experience using the 178 grain A-max in a .308 win? The rifle I have has a 1:10 twist so I think it should work. Although I have searched, I have not been successful on finding a powder to use and where to start. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:54 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Lots of Rl-15 or Varget.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:05 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

My personaly pet load for the 308 and 175gr Sierra Match King is 47grs of Varget a Federal 210M primer stuffed in a fire formed Lapua case , this is a compressed load and above lost max load so start at 44grs and work your way up in .5gr incraments. Varget burns realy clean isin't very temp sensitive and meters very well through every powder measure I have used.
I have also had good luck with BL-C(2) powder , it gives a little more velocity but doesen't burn as clean or as consistant for my liking.
I know several guys that swear that IMR-4064 is the only choice for the 308 but I wasen't to impressed with it in my trials , it was accurate and pretty fast but the varget edged it out in my gun.

The 178gr A-max is a good bullet especialy if your trying to stretch your 308 out to 1000yds , if your shooting under say 600 yds the 155gr A-max is another good bullet to look at.

Like I mentioned the favorite load for my gun is above listed max , this gun has a 26" 1-12 twist Rock Creek barrel and was chambered with a reamer desgined for the 175 SMK and its a tight chamber so I can get away with a little over loaded case.
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Old 12-28-2006, 07:28 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

+1 on VARGET and RL-15. You will have a hard time beating either with the 178 in 308. Try VARGET 1st (supperior in temp change stability), if it doesnt shoot good enough then try RL-15 (not bad in temp swings either). If that doest work, throw it away and start over.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 12-28-2006, 10:48 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

ok... so this may sound dumb but could a guy use IMR 4350? I already have some of that and may be able to get a sufficient load out of that? or would it be best to use the varget? a newbie so the answers are greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:17 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

You can use 4350, but.....Varget is a much better choice for velocity, cleaner burning, better for temp sensitivity and a general sweet spot for the 308.
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 12-28-2006, 11:47 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Check this post.

http://longrangehunting.com/ubbthreads/s...p;page=1#133205
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