.308 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kstrick, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    I recently got a DPMS in .308. Has anyone worked up any loads for one of these? If so, can you share some info with me.
    Thanks
    Ken
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  2. Woodycreek

    Woodycreek Well-Known Member

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    +1 for DPMS .308 loads. I have one with the 18 inch barrel and 1-10 twist. Thinking about using 150 gr Accubonds with Varget or RL-15. The hard part right now is finding brass!
     

  3. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Great choice:D

    I just bought the DPMS 308B as well.

    I'm shooting 44gr of Varget, 168gr Berger VLD's , Remington brass and CCI250 primers. No pressure signs at all in my rifle.

    I'm getting 2660fps with the 18" barrel and it groups right at 1/2" @ 100yards while cleaning each round during break in.

    Seat the bullets out as far as you mag will allow.
     
  4. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.
    I have just used some Remington factory ammo so far. Getting 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards as well. I also mounted a Bushnell 3500 - 40mm with target knobs...very nice. I got a great deal on it through the Optics for sale forum. I also just picked up a 4500 - 50mm scope off of the forum as well. Haven't mounted it on anything yet.
    I like Nosler ballistic tips in my bolt guns but I don't know how the tip will hold up in an automatic. I know the bullet slams into the top of the chamber throat very hard. I will have to do some experimenting.
     
  5. Woodycreek

    Woodycreek Well-Known Member

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    Looking at the Leupold VX-III 1.75-6-32mm and a VLTOR E-mod collapsible stock for the DPMS.
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    kstrick:
    If your barrel is a 1:10 twist you should have no problem stabilizing the heavy 180grain bullets.

    A buddy of mine has a DPMS in 308 and he shoots the Black Hills 180 grain bullets with great accuracy out to 1k
     
  7. kstrick

    kstrick Well-Known Member

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    Would he be willing to share brass / powder / primer info? I am just trying to not reinvent wheels.
    Thanks
    Ken
     
  8. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Anybody using Lapua brass in these semi-auto's?
     
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  10. Woodycreek

    Woodycreek Well-Known Member

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    I would like to use Win. brass if i could find it.