If you found the mother of all loads for your .308 as far as accuracy is concerned, but knew it was a tad hot, would you change the load? I have a load that I worked up in December for my .308 that was pretty good. I was out in the reloading room this morning and decided to blow the dust out of my 308 barrel. I pulled out my cartridge box and was surprised to find 10 loaded rounds. I thought I had shot them all up at the last match I shot with this gun back in March. I drug everything I needed to my bench, figured my come ups and let two rounds fly. I wasnt impressed with the 6+ inches of verticle because of the fouler. I adjusted the windage into the scope and fired four rounds down range. I drove down to the target and found a 3.5 inch group with less than 2 inches of verticle. I marked the holes and drove back to me bench and shot the last 4 rounds. The gun printed an almost identicle group this time. Both groups are probably better than I can hold at 800 yards with the 14x scope and are right there with the groups I shoot with my f-class open rifles. Last time I used this load in a match I pierced a primer, but it shoots so darned well that I am undecided what to do. It is a min spec chamber cut in a kreiger 12 twist on a nesika action in a mcmillan general purpose stock with a leupold 4.5x14 vx3LR. I am shooting varget with a 168 berger. The gun has always shoot good but this hot load is the most accurate thing I have seen in this gun. My good sense says change the load and that even one pierced primer out of 100 rounds is unacceptable, but it is hard to change a load shooting like this.