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New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

 
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:53 PM
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Re: New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

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Blkz- the 308 is one of the most forgiving rounds to load for. combine that with a bartlien barrel and lapua brass i believe you will find a LOT of loads shoot .5 or less. varget, I4064 and a 168 CBT. (or many others) . enjoy
Thanks Ron, and than you Derek.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:13 AM
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Re: New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

I just worked up a great .308 load for same barrel but 22". I know you are looking for a hunting load but this is what I use for target. You've chosen your components well. My best load was the following:175 gr Sierra Match Kings
Varget
Lapua brass
CCI BR2 primers (will try Federal 210 M as well when I can find them.)
.013” jump was best.
My rifle like 175 better than 168. Could not get it to shoot 155 gr Scenars.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

Varget was my 308 go to powder, but the lots started having slightly different burn rates and its dirty as hell so I keep about 16#s of Imr4064. It has been more consistant/accurate and cleaner and works equally well with CCI200s, BR2s, 210s, and 210Ms. My hunting load is 46grns under a Berger 168 classic hunter hybrid on a .030" jump in Norma brass with a 210M, but a 168 nosler ballistic tip works just as well with 45.5

The newer powders like AR comp and PP2000MR are also showing a lot of promise, accurate and stupid fast for a 308, PP2000MR makes your 308 think its a 30-06. I also got a 28" 10 twist for the sole purpose of shooting 208 amaxs over rl17, kicks like a 300wm! Some have had decent results with this combo in 24" 5Rs as well. Also the 185 Berger classic hunter hybrid I hear works well with PP2000MR and CFE223 but I haven't tried that one yet. Good luck to ya.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:05 AM
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The newer powders like AR comp and PP2000MR are also showing a lot of promise, accurate and stupid fast for a 308, PP2000MR makes your 308 think its a 30-06. I also got a 28" 10 twist for the sole purpose of shooting 208 amaxs over rl17, kicks like a 300wm! Some have had decent results with this combo in 24" 5Rs as well. Also the 185 Berger classic hunter hybrid I hear works well with PP2000MR and CFE223 but I haven't tried that one yet. Good luck to ya.
How is PP2000MR's temp sensitivity? Varget is definitely dirty but I clean a lot anyway.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:18 AM
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Re: New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

Its about as good as Varget and 4064 from 35-85 degrees, gets a little spike above 85. Time will tell but I asked a few questions about it at first but I can get almost 3000fps with 168s in a 28" tube with it but accuracy is right at 2900. I went all the way to 50.5grns with no pressure signs but 49 is what worked and that's above alliants listed max.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:23 AM
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Its about as good as Varget and 4064 from 35-85 degrees, gets a little spike above 85. Time will tell but I asked a few questions about it at first but I can get almost 3000fps with 168s in a 28" tube with it but accuracy is right at 2900. I went all the way to 50.5grns with no pressure signs but 49 is what worked and that's above alliants listed max.
Outstanding. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:47 AM
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Re: New to Reloading- .308 Baseline

Great info guys....really appreciate the sharing of opinions.
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