208gr.Amax load advice

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by gohring3006, May 25, 2014.

  1. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I thinking of going to the 208grAmax for my 30/06 I was wondering if they like to be jammed or jumped I hope I can jump them so I can load my magazine (3.34in) if not no big deal and was wondering about powders I have good luck with imr4350 and 200gr. Smks, good accuracy with good velocity. I don't need the highest velocity but I'm after accuracy, although I want the highest I can get with the best accuracy. Any thoughts,secrets, and tricks would be appreciated, I hope I can return the favor sometime thanks
    Bill Gohring.
     
  2. jfseaman

    jfseaman Well-Known Member

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    I'm at .005 off with my 300WSM
     
  3. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    I'm way off the lands with my .300win mag. . Just do a seating depth test and let your rifle tell you.
     
  4. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to hear everybody is giving them a jump, I wanted to find a load that would fit in my mag but I rarely load it but I like having the option....
    thanks..
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Start with a COAL of 3.34 and change your seating depth based on the feedback your rifle gives you.

    As for powders, look at H4831SC and with such a big bullet you might even try H1000. IMR or H4350 are probably too fast for such a heavy bullet.
     
  6. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    I seated them to function in my 30-06 magazine.

    I didn't get too great of velocity out of my 22 inch barrel, but precision was great and the bullets cut wind so well, I really didn't mind the slower speed.
     
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  7. gohring3006

    gohring3006 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad to hear that they might work in my mag I would sacrifice a little velocity for accuracy any day..
    thanks.