Just an update: I cut the barrel, 16.5", Crowned it and finally had a chance to swap it with the .308 barrel. But as my luck goes, just as I finished the swap, the wind started blowing with gusts to 55mph. Well I grabbed 3 rds. and shot them, just so I could say I shot it!
Well I have no clue if I hit one of the used targets I had still on the 100 yard home range. But it felt good just to pull the trigger. I won't get to shoot it today either cause we suppose to get 70mph gusts. So I'll have ro wait to start working up a load. Using IMR8208BR and Sierra 75 gr. HP.
I loaded; .5 gr for 3 rds. starting at 34.5 to a max of 37.3 Hopefully I will find somewhere in the middle a good load I can work into the sweet spot.
I'm not new to reloading but I am new to trying to find that one load that gives me that long range accuracy the we all look for. Any suggestion are more then welcome!