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Old 10-18-2005, 10:14 AM
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Pet .308 Loads

I considering a new project and wonder is some of you .308 shooters would be willing to share your favorite loads? I've heard good things about the 155 grain Scenar. Can one get it to 3000 fps? Powders? Primers? Best brass for the money? I'm looking for something better than 1/2 moa. Your suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Old 10-18-2005, 10:45 AM
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Re: Pet .308 Loads

47.5 gr Varget 155 gr Nosler CC WW brass (Lapua would be best) GM210M primers 2795 fps out of 20" barrel.

That load will shoot in the .3s as long as you can hold a steady rifle. It should be close to 3k fps in a 26" barrel. To hit 3k, I am pretty sure you will have to have 26" minimum barrel length.

44 gr Varget 175 gr smk is sweet too! 43.5-44.5 gr should put you in the money for best group.
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Old 10-18-2005, 12:36 PM
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Re: Pet .308 Loads

WIn brass, 47.3 varget,155smk, fed 210m primers, 26 inch barrel.
2945fps. This is an extreme load and you need to work up to it. Case life is about 4 firings.
My advice is run the bullets at 2850 for accuracy and long range extreme accuracy. Should print under 1/2 minute at 1k at 2850, at least it did for me. Case life is about 15 firings.

Alternate, and much better load is 190 smk and 42 grains of Re15 over a fed210m primer in a lapua case.
It's 2600fps and accurate at 1200 yards.


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Old 10-19-2005, 12:55 AM
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Re: Pet .308 Loads

hoodcountry,
your 190 grain SMK load sounds good. Is it a max load? What charge of RL 15 would you start at w/ Lapua cases and 190 grain SMK from a factoryu M700 VLS?
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:04 AM
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I'd start at 40 and not try to get above 2600 in that factory tube, since they tend to run slower than aftermarket stuff.
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Old 10-19-2005, 07:11 AM
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Re: Pet .308 Loads

Sounds good! Is the higher B.C. of the 190 w/ the slower fps worth it when my 175 gr SMK is going 2684 fps?
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Old 10-19-2005, 10:48 AM
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Re: Pet .308 Loads

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Sounds good! Is the higher B.C. of the 190 w/ the slower fps worth it when my 175 gr SMK is going 2684 fps?

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For 800+yds yes. But the 155gr scener at close to 3,000fps beats them all.
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