Berger 168 VLD Hunting Loads in a 308

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Boom, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Boom

    Boom Well-Known Member

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    Best load for my .308 is 45 grains of varget under a Hdy. 168 BTHP. Question is: to transition to the Berger hunting bullet, any idea what would be a reasonable starting load? I figured someone has surely made the the same transition. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. KPB71

    KPB71 Well-Known Member

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    My Savage likes
    168grVLD
    Varget
    45.0gr
    Lapua Brass
    F210M
    2.820
     

  3. kalindark

    kalindark Well-Known Member

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    700 milspec special168 berger vld hunting
    44 gr Varget
    Lapua brass, fed match primer
    Coal 2.880. My box magazine is 2.835 max. So I'm looking to upgrade the rifle to a badger dbm.
    But then again make the first shot count.