308 federal gold medal match

Sugar Shane

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Hello all. Lately ive been tinkering with some 6.5 stuff and and have put some other projects on the back burner. For a change up, I broke out old faithful, a Remington 700, .308 with a 20 inch barrel in a magpul chassis. Absolutely shoots lights out with 168gr. Federal gold medal match ammo. Does anyone have that recipe? Ammo is gettingbtough to get buck luckily I have some components. Thanks
 

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Good deal. I figured by starting this tread, maybe some guys would think about the " old faithfuls" and brake them back out. Sometimes the classics are hard to beat
 

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Good deal. I figured by starting this tread, maybe some guys would think about the " old faithfuls" and brake them back out. Sometimes the classics are hard to beat
Agreeing with you. It’s hard to beat a 308 or 30-06. You don’t need the latest and greatest fancy dohicky humbug ooh wow cartridge to kill meat.
 

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Not 168's rather 175's. Understanding is the powder is the same.......
 

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I have broken down some older 168 FGMM. That FGMM used approximately ~43gr of 4064, my loads are 43 to 43.2gr depending on brass. My loads developed before I ever broke some down. Its a widely known accuracy node. The newer lots are using 40ish grains of a different powder. Its been speculated to be AR-Comp but not verified as far as I know.

The 175’s go at about 42grs of 4064.

The data sheet above is actually M118 Special Ball but Federal was running Lake City at the time and I think it was the Marines that moved the M118 to duplicate FGMM. There’s a history on Sniper’s Hide.
 
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Mike Gunn

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Hello all. Lately ive been tinkering with some 6.5 stuff and and have put some other projects on the back burner. For a change up, I broke out old faithful, a Remington 700, .308 with a 20 inch barrel in a magpul chassis. Absolutely shoots lights out with 168gr. Federal gold medal match ammo. Does anyone have that recipe? Ammo is gettingbtough to get buck luckily I have some components. Thanks
I got some Winchester match 168 grain yesterday from Kings Firearms in Columbia Tennessee on gun broker 229.99 a case of 200 rounds
 

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My duplication recipe, at least the accuracy part, was 40.5 grains of Varget or Shooters World Precision, in FC case using 175 grain Berger OTM AND Rem 9.5 primers at 2.80" COAL. Shoots .3" in my AR10.
 

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I matched the 168 GM Match several years ago. 42gr of IMR 4895, Fed 210M primer, Fed brass, 168gr SMK. COAL 2.8”
iMR4064, R15, and Varget, all 41-43gr will produce similar results, but the IMR4895 was most accurate in my rifle and matched factory velocity.
Shown factory and IMR 4896 reload at 100 and 300 yards in my Rem 700 Milspec 308
 

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