loads for 308 rem 700 police

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cowboy717, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for some help on some loads for my 308. I have lapua brass. And I just got the rifle broke in. I've tried some varget and 175 smks but groups are not raeally to my liking. Anyone have any other load ideas? Thanks
     
  2. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Well-Known Member

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    something you might want to try, 155's. Your twist rate on that rifle is 1/12. My ltr can stabilize 168's never tried the 175's, but I'm thinking they might be a little heavy for the twist. Try the 155grn palma sierra matchkings they have a bc. of .500 , or hornady 155 amax's for cheap target fodder.
     
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

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    Have the best luck with varget powder most and to include myself
    some where between 43gr to 45 gr of Varget win cases, 210M if
    you can get them.
    A friend who shoots a great deal shoots RL-15 at 43.7 in Lapua brass
    210M and the 175gr smk......This is EDGE on snipershide......
     
  4. Willys46

    Willys46 Well-Known Member

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    My go to load for 308 is
    44 gr VARGET
    175 SMK
    210 M Primer
    Win Brass
    OAL 2.800
     
  5. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    The 12 twist will handle anything up to the 200 grain pills just fine. A few loads that will be tough to beat are:

    175 SMK atop 43.9 N540 with Br2 primers.

    178 AMAX atop 45.0 VARGET

    43.0 to 44.0 RL15 under the 190 SMK

    46.0 N540 under the 168 SMK or the 168 AMAX.

    MAKE SURE YOUR SCOPE IS MOUNTED STRESS FREE!!!!!!!
     
  6. cowboy717

    cowboy717 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I will keep playing. I need to get some br2 primers. Think that might make much difference?
     
  7. texastrophy

    texastrophy Well-Known Member

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    Yes I do
     
  8. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

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    My 308 load of choice is as folllows.

    Lapua brass
    168 Nosler Custom Comp bullet
    43.5 IMR-4064
    BR-2 primer
    2.850 OAL

    This load works wonders in all 4 of my tactical rifles. All of them have 1-12 twist rifles. Hope this helps.