.308 loads

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  1. Kirkpatrick

    Kirkpatrick New Member

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    I'm new to reloading I'm just wanting to get some opinions on different loads for my DPMS LRT SASS .308 win any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Get a Nosler 7, Speer, Berger, Hornady, or whatever brand of bullets you plan on shooting reloading manual.

    For example, I only shoot Nosler and Hornady bullets, so I have the most recent reloading manuals for each brand.

    If I were to shoot Berger VLD's or Speer bullets...I'd have a Speer or Berger manual, too.
     

  3. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    44-46 grains of Varget and 165/168 of choice with WLR primers.:)
     
  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Federal primers.....Never been a fan of Winchester anything, other than Black Talons, and nickle-plated brass.

    I have a brick of CCI Small Rifle primers, only b/c it was the only thing I could find. They'll get used, but I would much prefer Federal.

    And Varget is also my powder of choice for my .308, 7mm-08, and 5.56. And will probably be what I use when I get all the parts to finish up my 300 Blackout upper.
     
  5. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    I too use Fed210's, but many of my manuals list WLR. I do not see much in terms of range difference, but then again I am not compeeting in 1000-yard bench matches either.
     
  6. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    I use Varget and BR2 primers in 2 308s one is a Winchester 70 semi custom the other a Surgeon Scalpel. The winny likes 44.4 gr and the surgeon loves 44.6 I shoot 175 SMK with both. The surgeon is running 2708 and .25 MOA out to 300 when I do my part, I have tried several different powders and always end up with Varget. I would start @ 44gr. and work up and you should find a load that you will like. Good luck
     
  7. joe0121

    joe0121 Well-Known Member

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    varget and BR2 = temp stable and super low ES. Federal 215 match are pretty nice but thats a lot of primer for 308. Also I would recommend using a national match fl sizer.
     
  8. baldhunter

    baldhunter Well-Known Member

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    This one worked for me.Winchester cases and primers.
     
  9. notahd

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    Your DPMS might not like Berger VLD's depending on your twist rate. 168gr Sierra match like a 1 in 10 twist and shoot very good groups from an AR style rifle
     
  10. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Just helped a friend with his new Rem 308.

    45.5 gr of Varget
    Fed 210 match primer,
    Federal cases
    168 Berger classic hunter

    Vel 2700 fps
     
  11. 7stw

    7stw Well-Known Member

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    42.2-8208-168
    CCI BR2
    168 SMK
    Rem brass

    42.0-IMR 4995-168
    CCI BR2
    168 SMK, 168VLD, 168 A- Max
    Remington brass.

    45.0 H380-185 Lapua Scenar
    Fed 210 M
    Rem brass.

    44.0-Varget - 175
    CCI 200
    175 SMK
    Remington brass

    All of these loads are classic 308 loads that have been built up to, so you need to back off about 10% and work up to them. These loads are nearly " one holers" most of the time, and when it's not, it's my fault.
    Enjoy!
    P/ S, my gun is a 26 inch Bolt gun.
     
  12. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    Yep, 44-45 grs Varget and 165-178 of choice makes it easy in the .308!
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    50-grs and 125 NBT aitn bad either! My son's first rifle at 12-years.
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    The .308 almost makes it too easy to make little groups!
     
  13. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    Did your son shoot those groups!!!!
     
  14. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    No, I shot it before I gave it to him. He is a skinny kid, but is holding 1-1/2-2" at 100. He will get there though.