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    .308W loads

    With a .308 in the pipeline, its time to start looking at starting loads and bullet weights. Barrel length is 26" and twist is 1:12.

    What powders and bullets are people using? I will be shooting out to 1000yds, including 300yd Mcqueens.
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    175 gns berger vld and 43.5 gn of varget
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    not a bad start------^


    With that barrel length it might be tricky to get 155 grain sierra and Lapua match bullets to stay supersonic but it might work out.

    I'm playing with 185 gr Bergers at the moment.
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    I shoot 168gr amax with 42gr of reloader 15. Really good for medium range work. I tried it at 1000 and baely got it on the black!

    My new load is 155gr smk with 44gr reloader 15. 1000yd test in feb.

    Thats with a 26" 1-12 twist remi 700

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    all depends on what your rifle likes Nick, Scotts scaffold pipe shows pressure signs with much above 43 grns N140 behind a 2155, my 20" barrel swallows 45Grns easily and looks like 46grns isn't going to be a problem, his load spits out at almost 3000, mine 26-2700, go figure! if you aren't worried about F class at 1000, then 2155's work great at 300,600 and will hold the target at 1000, even at slower speeds, you just won't win any long range comps against 260's 6.5's etc. 175 SMK's could be a goer, Danny is your man for getting the most out of .308
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    44 Grains of N140 With 155 Lapua Scenars or 155 Palma Match , the Scenars are a faster bullet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loiner1965 View Post
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    42gns Varget in my 22" barrel gives me around 2550 fps with the 175 Bergers. & better than me at 600 yards.
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    45gr of n140 and 155 palma match works a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bomag View Post
    With a .308 in the pipeline, its time to start looking at starting loads and bullet weights. Barrel length is 26" and twist is 1:12.

    What powders and bullets are people using? I will be shooting out to 1000yds, including 300yd Mcqueens.
    Don't forget, start with publicised loads from a recognised reloading manual, before even thinking about any "internet" favourite loads! What works well in MY rifle may give unsafe loads in YOUR Rifle!
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    What he said
    But I use Hornady 178 bthp and 41.5g n140 @ 2470fps from a 20"
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    I'd personally look at the 155 scenar mate 45.5 grains of wildbore in my armalon was getting 2880 could have easily gone higher than that but it was so consistent last time out with maggot it was one hoping for 5 rounds @200. I played with every bullet weight from 155-210 in the 308 and unless it's an uber special set up I came to the conclusion that 155 is optimal

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannywayoflife View Post
    I'd personally look at the 155 scenar mate 45.5 grains of wildbore in my armalon was getting 2880 could have easily gone higher than that but it was so consistent last time out with maggot it was one hoping for 5 rounds @200. I played with every bullet weight from 155-210 in the 308 and unless it's an uber special set up I came to the conclusion that 155 is optimal
    I like the Scenar, a nice long bullet for the weight and very accurate, shame about the cost but the 250 odd I had came FOC and nothing shoots like a free quality bullet
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    Nick, you won't go far wrong with 155gr Scenar/Match King over N140.

    Mine shoots very well with 2156 Match Kings and 44.5gr N140. The powder is cheap too when bought in bulk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
    I like the Scenar, a nice long bullet for the weight and very accurate, shame about the cost but the 250 odd I had came FOC and nothing shoots like a free quality bullet
    Cost??? Jeez if you buy them buy the 1000 box you can't get many bullets cheaper....


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    Quote Originally Posted by dannywayoflife View Post
    I'd personally look at the 155 scenar mate 45.5 grains of wildbore in my armalon was getting 2880 could have easily gone higher than that but it was so consistent last time out with maggot it was one hoping for 5 rounds @200. I played with every bullet weight from 155-210 in the 308 and unless it's an uber special set up I came to the conclusion that 155 is optimal
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