I think you’ll love the results of the Hornady or Berger Hybrid. I did some loads up for a friends Savage 308. VV N160 gave real good Prcision and accuracy.Thanks all. I have plenty of Varget and RL-15 on hand, even some IMR-4350 that I use a lot in the .243s. I too, know folks that love the FGMM factory stuff and shoot it religiously. No doubt, the .308 is very forgiving to reload for and always loves you back. Now I feel bad about my fling with the 6.5s. I think I’m going to give the ELD-Ms a try or maybe a Berger hybrid. I just bore sighted the Vortex and will get her on paper.
That’s true I bet. I’m currently working on a very similar load for my Sako Finnlight in 6.5CM. 127gr pill, Alpha brass and Fed 205 primer. Can’t remember the BENCHMARK powder off hand.The 130 TTSX bullet, Lapua case, 46.5 Benchmark and a Fed 210M will produce .35moa at 400 yds in my rifle. Velocity is 3,150 ft/sec.
It was the sps tactical. 20”barrel with 1:12 twist, not the 1:10aac version. I would not want to lug it around the mountains. With scope it’s easily pushing 11-12 pounds.Which model 700 do you have ? Just wondering because I have a Mapul Hunter stock sitting in the close for the past 2 years and I want to set up a a 20 inch, something I can carry in the mountains..
Nice to see some Real World velocities listed. I as well....have found new passion with a 308 I dug out of the back of the safe. I often put it away once I pull out the Chrono or strap the Magneto to the barrel. I really have to stand on it to crack 2700 in a 20" tube with 168. Best accuracy shows up 2550-2650. And I pout and put it away....as every internet Shooter claims 2700 with 208 Amaxs, etc.My newest 308 load
My son shot the same bullet on his cow Elk! Facing towards him slightly quartering. I told him to wait until the animal turned broadside. After a 5 minute stare down at 90 yards I was the one that got nervous and told him to shoot! I had the Lad put the cross hair on its neck just forward of the quartering shoulder. The Elk dropped in her tracks and that bullet entered the left side chest neck and exited just forward of the right ham! unbelievable penetration. Powder was BLC-2The 130 TTSX bullet, Lapua case, 46.5 Benchmark and a Fed 210M will produce .35moa at 400 yds in my rifle. Velocity is 3,150 ft/sec.
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