DPMS LR-.308 loads

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by Hicks, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    I just bought one from Kirby, with a 24" bbl. Does anybody have one and if so what does it like to eat?

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  2. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    I use 43 grains of Varget in mine with 175 SMK's about 1" MOA.
     

  3. long450

    long450 Well-Known Member

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    Mine likes the 165 Hornady SST and IL bullets. It also shoots well with 168, 175 and 178 bullets with 41.5 gr of H4895 and a match primer. If you are shooting from a front rest (other than bipod) you really have to watch out for different canting due to the round forend. You will like it a bunch!
     
  4. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    What 168 gr bullets are you using? Tell me they are SMKs. I have a ton of those.

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    You've got them.
     
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    436 Well-Known Member

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    This works well for me..
    175g. Sierra Mk
    Federal Match case.
    CCI-#34 mil primer
    RL-15 {43.5grs)
    From 24 in barrel vel's are 2650 fps.
    Very accurate.
    Good luck
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  7. Hicks

    Hicks Well-Known Member

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    THanks for all the info guys!

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  8. Nomad

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    Armalite 44 1/2 gr Varget, 168gr Nos, 210M, Lapua Brass.
    41.5 Tac, 165gr nos, CCI Lage rifle, LC brass
    Both are good loads.....
     
  9. esorensen

    esorensen Well-Known Member

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    Look at the .250 groups topic. I have a load with the 168 SMKs that shoots lights out.
     
  10. thumper580

    thumper580 Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a 168 Hornady Match with 39 gr. of IMR4985, Fed LR Match primers, Winchester brass, set at 2.780" OAL and am getting 0.5 - 0.6" groups at 100 yards. Light load but it loves it.
     
  11. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    436,

    Don't know where you got your load, or if you're even aware of this, but you've damn near duplicated the load for LC's M118LR ammo. They use an LC Match case and a #43 primer instead of the #34, but other than that, you're there. That load should shoot in just about any properly built 308, bolt gun or gas gun, and have the "oomph" to hang in there at the 1000 yard mark.
     
  12. kbaerg

    kbaerg Well-Known Member

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    Little old but i've been using Sierra 165gr, SBT, RE-15 41gr. and CCI # 34 primers. been working great for me on my DPMS.
     
  13. load

    load Well-Known Member

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    I just bought one of these lr .308 24" rifles. i got the 24" for obvious reasons (as the forum suggests)
    went with it over the rra lar8 26" as i can put a national match 2 stage trigger in it and still come WAY UNDER the price of the rra.
    the question i have is for the 225 grain hornadys' and 230 grain bergers.
    can these be loaded to fit the mag?
    does anyone have a safe loading for .308?

    I ran some numbers and at my range i should be able to get out to 1250 with the 230 g berger targets supposing 2200 fps.

    any ideas?
    gun)
     
  14. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    Kevin,
    For some reason; on my end'.., I didn't pick up your comment as too the load.
    When RL-15 powder first came out, I was under the understanding the Army was looking at the powder very hard, testing it with the 168gr and then newer 175gr Sierra MK bullets. I was lucky enough too reverse engineer an early M118LR cartridge the first time I got my hands on one. Over all... the RL-15 powder got better and so did the loads, both theirs and mine. I used mine allot in F-Class Tactical rifle matches both here and in Canada having very good results with the load in all manner of temperatures and elevations. I started using the load for 1k Long Range matches later on, never looked back. I have gotten some amazing groups {five shot} over the years with this load, both from bolt & semi auto rifles. When I say semi autos, I’m referring to AR10's, and the FN FAL's. I'm not big on putting this load through my M1A
    For me the primer was a no brainier in the gas guns CCI #34, however I had to beef {firing pin} up a little for reliability in my bolt rifle… an early M24. My other option was to use Russian KVB-7 large primer for the bolt rifles... They “work great” I can't even tell I made any load change in the load, but the Russian stuff a little hard to come by…. I stock piled them and glad I did.
    As it stands, it's still my number one go to load for my .308's.
    Cheers
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011