Hornady 208grain AMAX Bullet 308 Caliber

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Crossbow, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Crossbow

    Crossbow Member

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    Anyone reload this bullet and has a good load to share? I want to use it in my savage 110ba 300 win mag and bought some HM4350 powder to push it. The gun is a 10" twist so it should stabalize ok but rather than just random experimentation with the powders if someone has a good load for it I would like to try it first.
     
  2. SBriggs

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    I use it in my Rem 700, but with H4831! Excellent bullet, have been using it for a couple of years!
    Best way to find a load is just to do your own load work up!

    There is a really good article on here done by Jerry Teo, about that subject!

    Thats what i used to get my load worked excellent!

    SB
     

  3. backwoods83

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    A good starting point for that combo is to seat the bullet either .010" in or off the lands and start with 64grns of H4350 and a Fed210M primer, then work your way up in half grain increments, depending on the kind of brass, max charge should be found before you get to 68 grains. As was mentioned H4831 will net a good bit more velocity but usually has a larger extreme spread.
     
  4. ltrbuck

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    I've had good luck as well with RE 25.
     
  5. Crossbow

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    Thank you both. I will make some of each. I have some IMR 4831 I might try as well.
     
  6. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

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    I load the 208 in a 300 win mag using RE-22. At the book max, no pressure signs, I am getting 2940 and great accuracy out to 750 yards.
     
  7. ranger1183

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    A good load for the 208 A-Max in 300 Win Mag is using H-1000. Start at 73 grains and work your way up. I'm running 75 grains of H-1000 with ZERO pressure signs. I know some are running several grains hotter than that. H-1000 is a very stable and temperature insensitive powder and it is to the 300 win mag what Varget is to the .308 Winchester.
     
  8. Crossbow

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    I just got some RL-22 tonight and will try some of those as well. Thanks!

     
  9. MOOSE39465

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    How is this combo working? I bought some RL-22 and was hoping you had some good results?
     
  10. Crossbow

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    So far I have only taken my loads to the range once and it was gusting 15+ mph winds which hit me at @10:30 and buffeted the rifle some so I do not have a good handle on how well they did yet. They were all in about a 1" group at 200 yds. but I am sure it will shrink down when my gun isn't shaking from the wind.

    I can tell you that at 71 grains of powder that to seat the bullet at 3.340 in COL you will push down on the powder in case. There are no issues as far as pressure marks on the case though when fired.
     
  11. big bore al

    big bore al Well-Known Member

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    i shoot 208 a max in my savage 110fp tac 71gr h1000 just tuching the lands for single feed acuracy and get 2880 fps out of a 26in barrel i use power pro 4000mr with 72gr for hunting bullets that need to be seated deeper to fit the mag they go right at 3000fps and still group 3in at 450yds slower bullets seated out shoot about the same 2-3in at 450 but they do shoot a little beter at 100 and 200 but i was trying for a hard hitting bullet for out to 600 and pushed it right to max with good acuracy
     
  12. big bore al

    big bore al Well-Known Member

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    that 110fp is a 300 mag and i shoot 2 deer with the 208 a max last year. The first was at 377 yds went for a rib shot becouse i have herd mixed revews on the amax and was not shure what to expect . i could hier the bullet hit and it went right to the ground lots of tissue damige broke 3 ribs center one was gone totily turned the insids to soup and the force of inpact broke the spine 2nd at 265 just cliped the back and spine bullet still broke the spine and fragmints went down into the lungs and liver the come apart like a hand gernade but will still open up at low vol inpacts from long ranges . I will continue to use them for hunting and target
     
  13. MOOSE39465

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    Thank's Crossbow. 1inch @ 200 yards sounds like you are on your way. I am going to load some up at max and try them out.

    Big bore Al I am going to try some H1000 as well. Thanks for the info.
     
  14. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Cartridge : .300 Win. Mag.(@)
    Bullet : .308, 208, Hornady A-MAX 30712
    Useable Case Capaci: 80.507 grain H2O = 5.227 cm³
    Cartridge O.A.L. L6: 3.340 inch = 84.84 mm
    Barrel Length : 24.0 inch = 609.6 mm
    Powder : IMR 4350
    Predicted data by increasing and decreasing the given charge,
    incremented in steps of 2.0% of nominal charge.
    CAUTION: Figures exceed maximum and minimum recommended loads !
    Step Fill. Charge Vel. Energy Pmax Pmuz Prop.Burnt B_Time
    % % Grains fps ft.lbs psi psi % ms
    -20.0 73 53.60 2268 2375 34027 9276 95.8 1.624
    -18.0 74 54.94 2318 2481 36079 9522 96.5 1.587
    -16.0 76 56.28 2368 2589 38241 9757 97.2 1.544
    -14.0 78 57.62 2417 2699 40517 9982 97.9 1.502
    -12.0 80 58.96 2467 2810 42915 10195 98.4 1.461
    -10.0 82 60.30 2516 2923 45440 10396 98.9 1.422
    -08.0 84 61.64 2564 3037 48099 10583 99.3 1.384
    -06.0 85 62.98 2613 3152 50900 10757 99.6 1.348
    -04.0 87 64.32 2660 3269 53850 10917 99.8 1.313 ! Near Maximum !
    -02.0 89 65.66 2708 3387 56958 11061 99.9 1.279 ! Near Maximum !
    +00.0 91 67.00 2755 3505 60234 11190 100.0 1.246 ! Near Maximum !
    +02.0 93 68.34 2801 3625 63688 11307 100.0 1.215 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +04.0 94 69.68 2848 3745 67331 11421 100.0 1.185 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +06.0 96 71.02 2893 3866 71176 11533 100.0 1.156 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +08.0 98 72.36 2939 3988 75235 11642 100.0 1.128 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    +10.0 100 73.70 2983 4111 79523 11748 100.0 1.101 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    Results caused by ± 10% powder lot-to-lot burning rate variation using nominal charge
    Data for burning rate increased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    +Ba 91 67.00 2841 3729 69752 10826 100.0 1.170 !DANGEROUS LOAD-DO NOT USE!
    Data for burning rate decreased by 10% relative to nominal value:
    -Ba 91 67.00 2627 3188 50684 11318 97.7 1.347
    if you want something else let me know

    , if your CC was off by 1 grain QL says that will increase or decrease chamber pressure by 1000
    take care

    This is some load info I have using that bullet. I'm getting good groups at 67gr. I'm using IMR not HM. Load with care.