308 Win. & 190 MK

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by george, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. george

    george Well-Known Member

    May 27, 2002
    Has anyone tried 190 ro 200 gr MK in .308 win? If so what load did you use and how did it shoot?
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I tried some 190gr Berger VLD's and 180gr Nosler Balistic tips out of my 308's , they all shot them well just not to fast. The Bergers liked the lighter loads I tried but the Ballistic tips liked them warmer. Both were seated into the lands
    Personaly I think that the 180gr range is just about the limit that the 308 case works well with , I perfer the 175gr MatchKings.

    The powders I used for the heavy bullets was IMR-4350 and IMR-4064 with the accuracy edge going to the 4350 but the speed going to the 4064 , pressure showed up realy fast with the 4064 and the 4350 was a compressed load.
    The best I could do with the 190gr Bergers was 47gr of
    IMR-4350 with a velocity just over 2400fps then accuracy went to the dogs.

    My pet load for the 175gr MatchKings is 45gr of IMR-4064 with the bullet seated to the lands , this gives a velocity average of 2733 fps which works well out 800yds and I suspect past 1000 , just haven't had the chance to test that far yet.