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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by salukijoe, Oct 28, 2005.
25" Krieger heavy-barreled .308? I traded into this rifle thinking it was a 1:10.
What is the velocity you plan on firing?? Is this a 308 win or other 308 caliber??
the 155 Palma or 155 AMAX as well as the 168 SMK will work well in the 1-14x. Shy away from the mid to heavy VLD's. If enough velocity is used then possibly the 178 AMAX or 175 SMK.
Hi meichele and thanks for the welcome.
This rifle is going to be used for paper punching from 200-600 yds. My only velocity requirement is that it be accurate /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif I've been told for best accuracy I should drive bullets as fast as possible in a 1:14 barrel? I want to reach sub MOA consistency out to 600 yds.
Now that I know you are punching 600 yard paper, I would use the 155 Palma or AMAX loaded as fast as you can get accuratley. The 155's are a good comon sense bullet for the 308 but shooters seldom use a twist that is optimum for the 155. From your 25" bbl in 14x I would expect around 2900-2950+ FPS which is very good. If ussing a 308 winchester try RL-15, VARGET, or IMR4064 in that order. The 155 Lapua Scenar might stabilize in your barrel or might not. I havnt tried that bullet in a 14 twist. If it stabilizes and you get good accuracy it will have the best BC of the 155's. An honest .495-.510. With your twist and bbl length I would guess it to be around .500-.505.