Need to duplicate a factory load.


Active Member
Aug 14, 2008
Buffalo, Wyoming
I'm wanting to duplicate Federal's .308 Win. Gold Medal Match 175 SMK load. Here's why. Five shots into .323 at 100 yds. This is the best group this rifle has ever shot.

This is from a Remington SPS Varmint in 308 Win. Factory barrel and trigger. The action has been skim bedded in a B&C Medalist stock.

Not sure what powders are the closest the what Federal uses. I've got some 4064 and Varget but not sure how close they might be. I also have plenty of 210M primers.

If anyone could provide any direction I really would grateful.
Last edited:


Well-Known Member
Sep 25, 2009
Cheraw S.C.
you may want to try sniperhide.the guys over their may have what you are looking for.but I you want you can try 43g of 4064 and 43-45g of varget.and load them at a SAAMI spec of 2.800.44r of varget is the load that I use in my 5R and shoots great.if I do my part it wiil give me the same as you or better.just be careful with the fed may not give you that many loads since its alittle softer that the other brands.most of the time I have only gotten 3 loads with fed brass.then its only scrap.even had them to separate at the your load up and watch for pressure signs,and you should be OK.


Well-Known Member
Oct 4, 2006
Oregon City, OR
175 SMK,
44.2 grs Varget
Win or Black hills brass
seated at 2.800

As close as i could get, the 175 seem to just shoot no matter what your load them too.

I would start ast 43.5, 44, 44.5 and see what happens


Trending threads

Recent Posts

Nightforce has great tracking capabilities, they are rugged, a bunch of elevation, holds zero forever, and reticles are designed for long range shooting. So if you are looking to shoot long distances constantly, then you need a scope that can take the abuse. -- gilmillan1

Culture Of Excellence At Nightforce Optics
By Len Backus

A high level of quality both in production and in service. Read More

Nightforce is such a solid combo of reticle, available elevation, glass that is good enough to shoot at the longest range you can dial. Nightforce has bullet proof construction that can handle the incidental horse rolling or some other rodeo action. -- bigngreen

Nightforce ATACR Scope Review
By Jeff Brozovich

The new NightForce ATACR is for sure a top choice for any long range shooter. Read More

The total package. Nightforce is the best I have used as far as turret feel and solid detents. I have never had one that didn't track right on and always return to zero. Nightforce NXS is the best value for everything I need. -- Broz

Nightforce Velocity 1000 Reticle Review
By Scott Shreve

I think Nightforce knocked it outta the park with this reticle! Read More