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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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    My pet load for .308 was 44.5GN of N140 behind a 155 scenar.
    For the past year or so I haven't bothered reloading as 155 grain NRA issued GGG ammunition shoots on a par with my reloads and price wise doesnt cost me a great deal more than reloading.

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    Thanks everyone.
    Stu, is the ggg available from the range office? Rifle is an AI AT so expecting good things from it
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    Available in the range office not sure on exact price but it's a few quid short of 90 for 100.
    Shoots well in my AX.

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    My scaffold pipe load is 43.5 gr under a 2155 shoots well enough for me
    Thanks for looking

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    my ph scout with its 20 inch barrel can hold 600 yds easily.
    with 175gn vld it was hitting bullseyes at diggle ranges until the wind picked up and it was landing in the 7 ring
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    Quote Originally Posted by loiner1965 View Post
    175 gns berger vld and 43.5 gn of varget
    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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