Well. With a .308 150 gr Badlands Precision BD2 bullet and SRP brass using LVR power from a 1:10 24” barrel can do anything that Weatherby can do for far less than $5/shot with much less recoil and with readily available brass. Even large rifle primer brass can be used. I use this recipe all the time. I get 3050 fps with only 49 gr of LVR and with 50 gr, it’s going faster. The G7=0.264, better than that 185 gr bullet and far better than the 175 gr .338 bullet (G7=0.198). I find hunting rifles with 28” barrels are clumsy because of the length of the barrel. Getting in and out of boats or vehicles and walking through thick brush is problematic.
I’ve got an M1A. What I should do is to try that bullet in it and see if the OAL needed to mag feed well can be done. The other potential bullet is the 125 gr bullet we are developing. I’m sure that bullet would work well and enable 3000+ fps from that rifle. Send me a PM. I’m sure your gun is more accurate than mine. I just want to see how practical each bullet will be in that gun and smooth mag feeding is essentialI need to try the 150 BD2 in my M1A suppressed hunter. With the Remington SRP brass,CCI41, and 2000 MR, I run the 168 Hybrids at 2800, I should at least get that and maybe another 100 with the 22 inch barrel. Got some LVR coming for the load work. Not worried about port pressure issue on op rod, got that mitigated or can tame it down even further.