308 Loads

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by kdvarmint, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. kdvarmint

    kdvarmint Active Member

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    What loads work well in 308win. Shooting model 12 savage. Currently using 168 a-max. Sub moa, but want to get under 1/2 inch. Hunting groundhog.​
     
  2. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    A model 12 Savage?? are you shooting a savage F/TR with a 30 inch 1/12 twist barrel or something else?
     

  3. kdvarmint

    kdvarmint Active Member

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    Model 12FVSS varmint series 26 inch 1/10 twist
     
  4. blkdog

    blkdog Well-Known Member

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    I'm using 43 Gr 4064 with a CCI BR primer in a DPMS heavy barrel and getting groups in the 3's and a very low SD, I found this load on a benchrest web site and I can't remember where. It's tough to get old my rememberer doesn't work like it used to. As always start lower and work up to this.
     
  5. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Anyone new to loading the .308, and maybe some veterans as well, should take a look at this article. Very good, well worth the read:

    .308 Winchester Cartridge Guide

    Regards, Guy
     
  6. ks204

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    168 gr A-Max and 43 gr 8208 XBR shoots in the .3's and .4s all day long for me.
     
  7. kdvarmint

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    168 Amax shoot o.k. for me. I now read that 168 is no good beyond 600 yrds.
    175 recommended.
     
  8. kdvarmint

    kdvarmint Active Member

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    Thanks Guy M. Going to look at this now.
     
  9. ks204

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    Don't you beleive it. I shoot it well past 600 regularly with good results. Nothing wrong with the 178 if you've got a load built for it. It's all in what your particular rife likes best.
     
  10. kdvarmint

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    I have some 8208XBR. I don't think I ever seen any load data for 308. I don't imagine it fills the case very full. How many grains did you start with? I did buy a box of 175 Matchkings, gonna give them a try also.
     
  11. ks204

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    I believe I started out at around 40. I have been using 8208 XBR in 22-250, 204 and 308. I really like it in all three.
     
  12. ks204

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    Whatever load-bullet you deceide on, I wish you the best of luck with it and I hope it's as accurate as you want it to be
     
  13. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    For ground hogs in the 308 win I use 46 grs IMR 4895 and a Speer 125 TNT. Pretty flat shooting and really accurate and has a HIGH splat factor.
     
  14. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    For groundhogs the 110gr bullets are hard to beat. You can run them pretty darn fast and they are brutal on target.

    My 10 twist Savage liked the Hornady V-Maxes at something like 3200fps if I recall correctly.