165gr .308 8208xbr concerns

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dpty22, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. dpty22

    dpty22 New Member

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    i was in the process of developing a load for hunting. i am using nosler 165 gr accubond. imr 8208 xbr nosler cases cci primers. i have not found load data for this combination so i started low and worked up. i started at 37 grains of powder and went up to 47gr. 44gr. showed the most promise. after doing the shooting i found some some forums and blogs that talk about extreme pressures in the 42gr. zone. my confusion is that i shot up to 47 gr and showed no signs of over-pressure. i know every rifle is different. but i am just concerend that i am missing something or doing something diffrent than the others. does anyone have suggestions or opinions? thanks in advance. Kevin
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get the idea that you should test all the way up to 47 gr?

    Loaddata.com shows 42.8 gr 8208xbr to be the max load for a 165 Hornady SP.

    Unless you can find more specific data from an authoritative source for your specific bullet, then I suggest you not exceed 42.8.

    -- richard
     

  3. dpty22

    dpty22 New Member

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    well, after looking at several loads and bullet combinations i looked at the bc of each bullet and tried to come up with something close. then all the blogs and forums i looked at had a varying max so i ran them up and watched for signs of overpressure. i had 168 ballistic silvertips up to 44gr. but i dont like the reviews of the bts on game so i went to the accubonds. 43 grains with the accubonds was horrible 2.25 at 100yd. 44gr. 3 holes touching and the other .75 away. maybe i will go back down to 35 and run it up to 42 and see if anything there is better. thanks for the reply