Reloader question?


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dedgunner
November 6, 2008, 11:55 AM
Anyone have a tried and true light load for a 308 Win. I was thinking about a 90gr FMJ for target use. I shoot an Encore 15".

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USSR
November 6, 2008, 01:45 PM
dedgunner,

I would recommend a Speer 125gr TNT bullet at a starting charge weight listed in a reloading manual.

Don

GP100man
November 6, 2008, 10:19 PM
look on the powder data sites under youth loads .
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GP100man

ArchAngelCD
November 7, 2008, 03:25 AM
dedgunner,
I have a feeling a bullet that light in a .308 will not perform well at all. Even though some manuals list charges for a 110gr bullet I don't know anyone who has had much success using a bullet that light. Like said above, try a 125gr bullet like USSR suggested and use a light youth load like GP100man suggested. Hodgdon has a page on their site dedicated to Youth Loads (http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Youth%20Loads.pdf) that's very good information. READ THE WHOLE PAGE before you try using the data and use only H4895 powder like they tell you.

Good lick and welcome to the forum. :)

dedgunner
November 7, 2008, 08:02 AM
Thanks All,
I will try the Hodgdon recommended youth load for my .308 and see how it performs. I guess I'm just too cheap to waste all that powder and bullet mass on target shooting at the indoor range I use.

krs
November 7, 2008, 04:14 PM
I used a Speer 110 gr HP in .30-06 using a listed load and had decent accuracy. I wanted gentle target shooting out of one of my 1903a4 rifles. All shots stayed within 3" at 100 yds. and I think that was as good or better than the ordnance department requirement for the sniper rifle in WW2. (admittedly using a commercial Weaver K4 in place of the issue scope).

qajaq59
November 7, 2008, 05:49 PM
You could always use cast bullets with Unique.

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