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#3034850 - 11/15/12 02:28 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: 7wsm]
reloaderman
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daveB, rl 15 is actually slower burning than varget and both of these powders do very good in the .308....the .308 will usually like one or both of these powders.
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#3035002 - 11/15/12 04:03 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: reloaderman]
Jcalder
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I've got a savage 308. It absolutely hates hornady sst bullets. It loves sierra gameking bthp. Sometimes you gotta play with the powder charge. Mine shoots good with varget and w748. I prefer using w748 cause it meters better
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#3035205 - 11/15/12 06:25 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: Jcalder]
BigD_625
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Federal powershok 150gr with speer bullet is worth a try. They're cheap. I had the exact same .308, and it loved them. Still say it's in the scope or mounts.
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#3035300 - 11/15/12 07:18 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: BigD_625]
REN
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Well I sent the gun back to Howa today to figure out what the issue is rather then me keep on spending money on ammo.
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#3035535 - 11/15/12 08:45 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: reloaderman]
Kimberman
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 Originally Posted By: reloaderman
daveB, rl 15 is actually slower burning than varget and both of these powders do very good in the .308....the .308 will usually like one or both of these powders.



Yep RL 15 is one of my favorite 308 powders, especially with 165 gr pills.
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#3036267 - 11/16/12 10:57 AM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: Kimberman]
reloaderman
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Kimberman, the RL 15 is a awesome 308 powder, i have not seen a 308 rifle yet that didn't like that powder. i have shot 130 to 165 grn bullets with amazing accuracy..
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#3073190 - 12/10/12 06:32 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: reloaderman]
REN
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Bam! Got a call from legacy sports today (Howa's distributer) and the guy said he couldn't get it to group anything lower then 180grains and a brand new gun was in the mail!

Kudos to legacy sports for standing by their products
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#3073234 - 12/10/12 06:53 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: REN]
infoman jr.
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Good deal! Glad they got you fixed up. That would have been an interesting one to troubleshoot.
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#3073330 - 12/10/12 07:49 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: infoman jr.]
BigD_625
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Awesome!!!
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#3073331 - 12/10/12 07:52 PM Re: Can't get Howa 1500 to group....frustrated [Re: BigD_625]
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Those lead sleds are hard on scopes...Think about it,all that recoil that your NOT feeling has to go somewhere,and it ends up going to the scope..Could be your first 20 rounds to break the barrel in has broken your scope if you was shooting it out of the lead sled.
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