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#2992078 - 10/21/12 07:00 PM load suggestions for 308??
REN
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I have a Howa1500 and may start to do some reloading for it with Fishboy.

anyone got a good recipt to start with or try. I am really not sure what powder to get and try really.
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#2992093 - 10/21/12 07:08 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
W C
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Lapua brass (or brand of your choice)
CCI Large Rifle Primer
44.5gr of Varget
165gr Speer PSPBT
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#2992119 - 10/21/12 07:21 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
Kimberman
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165 gr Speer, Nosler, Sierra, or Hornady soft point
46 gr of Varget(book max load, so work up to it)
CCI 200
Somewhere around 2.80 COL



165 gr Accubond
45.5 gr RL-15
CCI 200
2.80 COL


150 gr Partition
47 gr Varget(book max)
CCI 200
2.80 COL


If you can't get Varget or RL-15 to gel in a 308, then something is wrong with your 308.
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#2992131 - 10/21/12 07:29 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: Kimberman]
REN
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thanks, I have more questions on the Powder then anything else. I mean there are a 1000 kind out there lol

I am only looking into it because for some reason i cant get better groups with the factory ammo i have tried (150 Hornady SST and 150 Federal Fusion) then about 2" which just aint gonna cut it for me at 100yds.
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#2992178 - 10/21/12 07:56 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
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I use the 165 Sierra Game King BTHP and 46 grs RL15,,which is on the warm side but shoots really well and will flatten a whitetail.
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#2992180 - 10/21/12 07:57 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
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Varget is awesome in the 308. My gun loves 46 gr with a 165 pill. That is a max load and is safe in my rifle.
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#2992242 - 10/21/12 08:26 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
Kimberman
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 Originally Posted By: REN
thanks, I have more questions on the Powder then anything else. I mean there are a 1000 kind out there lol

I am only looking into it because for some reason i cant get better groups with the factory ammo i have tried (150 Hornady SST and 150 Federal Fusion) then about 2" which just aint gonna cut it for me at 100yds.



Your gun may not like 150s, I bet 165s will shoot better in your gun.
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#2992281 - 10/21/12 08:40 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: Kimberman]
REN
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i thought about trying some 165's but at the same time i really am not wanting to take on the increased recoil of the 165. While i know the 308 doesnt have much recoil it is still an increase in it.

I may end up getting some to try though in the end.

anyone use BLC-2 powder or have any experience with it...seems a fairly popular one to use as well as Varget.
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#2992419 - 10/21/12 09:45 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
Kimberman
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I don't notice much difference in the 2 weights, I'm not going to say you can't tell a difference, but it's not enough to make a big deal over. I have loaded a few 308 rounds with Win 748, which is very simular to Bl-C2, if not the exact same. It worked well, but accuracy wasn't there in my gun.
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#2992424 - 10/21/12 09:48 PM Re: load suggestions for 308?? [Re: REN]
Jcalder
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Winchester brass
Cci 200
42.5 grains of w748
165 sierra gameking bthp



Or 44.5 grains of varget.

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