155 berger vld for .308

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  1. Dust270WSM

    Dust270WSM Well-Known Member

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    I am shooting a .308 winchester with a 20" heavy barrel. So far the bullets I have put through it shoot really well. I recently purchased some bergers and I was wondering where to start my loads using IMR 4064. Any information would be greatly appreciated. My current load is 110 gr. V-Max w/ imr powder. Thanks!
     

  2. Popapi

    Popapi Well-Known Member

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    This is from data BERGER sent me VIA email


    155 Grain IMR 4064


    MINIMUM 40.0 grains 2529fps MAXIMUM 44.5grains 2800fps 103.2%
     

  3. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    I use Noslers 155 grains HPBT custom comp, with very good results, and use 44.5 grains of imr4064 in a shilen Select match barrel 24 inches long with 2824 ft/s avg. with +/-4 ft/sec. data form berger almost matches mine.

    I have almost 1/3 moa at 500 yards to shoot those metallic silhouettes.

    Joe from Mexico.
     
  4. JOSE A. MARINE

    JOSE A. MARINE Well-Known Member

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    there is a hickup in the deal with the imr 4064, it is somewhat temperature sensitive. sometimes with higher temps, I get a signs of high pressure from the primers...

    but that is what I use. maybe its an O.K. load on your rifle.

    Joe From Mexico
     
  5. tarponfinaddict

    tarponfinaddict New Member

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    I too have recently had a .308 built. I am loading with 44.5 gr of varget. I am not satisfied with this round. My groups at 300 yards are at about 1.5 inches with a flyer here and there. There was an article about seating the 155 vld from .010 jam to a whopping .120 jump. Good luck finding your load. I will let you know how things are progressing with mine.
     
  6. groper

    groper Well-Known Member

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    mate, my best load is 44.8 gr of VARGET loaded to a COAL of 2.850" or just kissing the lands, win cases and primer doesnt seem to matter.

    2830fps, extremely accurate, and Standard velocity deviation is excellent at only 2fps.

    Give it a try, it works great in every .308 weve tried so far.
     
  7. alaska

    alaska Well-Known Member

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    .308 Win

    With 150/155 Nosler BT and Sierra MK
    47.0 of Varget............but had better results with IMR 4895 at 44.3 to 45 with 155 grain bullets in the 308 Win

    175gr Sierra matchking
    45.0 Of Varget

    180gr Nosler Accubond or BT
    44.2 of Varget

    168 Sierra MK
    46 to 45.8 of Varget

    IMR 4895 @ 43.6 or IMR 4064 @ 43.5 Suggest using Fed 210M primers with IMR 4895 or IMR 4064 for best accuracy and FC brass

    CCI Br2 Primers
    WW Cases
     
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  8. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    using .308 win with 1:12 twist barrel
    155 gr Nosler Custom Competition loaded with 44 gr IMR4064 average 0.38" 5 shot groups at 100 yards.

    168 gr Nosler Custom Competition loaded with 42.5 gr RE-15 average 0.35" 5 shot groups at 100 yards and 2.8" 3 shot groups at 500 yards

    I had no luck with Varget in .308 averaged 0.67" on 100 yards, but I is very consistent in .223 averaged 0.28", I also tried RE-17 couldn't get MOA out of it.
     
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  9. tarponfinaddict

    tarponfinaddict New Member

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    Thanks for that info I have 4064 and some IMR 4320 is coming. I have had problems finding reloadig data for 22-250 in the higher grain bullets ie: 75 and 80. But everybody has or once had a .308 so information comes in freely if you know what i mean. I loaded up the 22-250 with 36.5 gr of IMR 4007 and it seemed to perform well at 100 and 200 yards. I am going to try some of the seating tricks berger outlined and see how the 155 vld groups at 300 yards.
    Thanks again for your response!
     
  10. KurtPiet

    KurtPiet Active Member

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    I use the Berger 150 gr. Match Grades in my .308 over 43 grs. of IMR-4320. I set the bullet at .006 off the lands and get 5/8" groups at 200 yds. This is out of a Savage Model 12 with 24" factory barrel.
     
  11. tarponfinaddict

    tarponfinaddict New Member

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    Thanks for the info every bit of info helps. I called Berger Tech service and recieved a list of loads by email for just about every bullet made by Berger. It appears the Ramshot Hunter might be a good choice, it has a slow burn rate and the velocity is really good at over 3000 feet per second at max load with 175 grain VLD. The IMR 4320 had really good standard deveations in the single digits between 7 and 9 but the velocity was low and that powder is dirty.

    I am trying all these different loads because I joined a shooting range with 1000 yard range. You must qualify to shoot on the range by shooting at 300, 600, 900, and 1000 yards demonstrating ability to dope your scope to hit the berm behind the target. Coming up short for them is a no no and going over the berm, well I don't know how they would react to that, but it wouldn't be good!
     
  12. roaddog1m

    roaddog1m Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 47gr Varget and getting 1/4 minute groups. No signs of pressure. 26" bbl I seat out near the lands.
     
  13. KurtPiet

    KurtPiet Active Member

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    I also use Berger 168 gr. Match bullets over 43.6 grs. of IMR-4320 set .003 off the lands. These group better then the 150's. Group size is just under 1/2 at 200 yds. and my speeds are right around 2750 to 2777 with no pressure signs yet. They are also shoot from a different Model 12 Savage with 24" barrel.