145gr .308 loads?


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ElectricZombie
November 21, 2008, 02:34 AM
I've been looking for a .308 load using 145gr FMJ, but have been unable to find anything. Anyone know where I might find some load data for this bullet weight? Thanks.

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Ridgerunner665
November 21, 2008, 02:39 AM
Use 150 grain load data...5 grains ain't really gonna matter that much...especially 5 grains less.

Remo-99
November 21, 2008, 05:35 AM
Yep +1, 150gr data would work fine with 145 grainers, use starting loads and work up.

Hodgdons site has data for IMR, Winchester as well as their powders listed.

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

evan price
November 21, 2008, 11:53 AM
I use M80 data, that's 147 grain, but any commercial 150-grain load data will work because you're going to work up from 10% under max, right?

USSR
November 21, 2008, 11:59 AM
EZ,

My current M80 load consists of:

RA 61 milsurp brass
144gr surplus FMJBT bullets
Winchester WLR primers
43.0gr of surplus IMR4895 powder

If using commercial brass, you would use slightly more powder.

Don

Galil5.56
November 21, 2008, 12:13 PM
My two M80 duplication rounds use commercial cases, WW 147 grain FMJ BT's, and:

48 grains of WW748
for a fast 2852 fps avg M80 load.

45 grains AA2460
2816 fps avg.

ElectricZombie
November 22, 2008, 03:01 AM
Thanks guys. I usually go for a 20% reduction in powder, so I should be ok.

wyoelkhunter
November 22, 2008, 07:42 PM
i am shooting a rem 700 in 308 20" barel 168gr berrgers. i am trying to order allnew reloading set up plus powder. what are some powders i should start with? i have reloaded in the past butt it has been awhile the guy that got me started had me useing h380 an 180gr bullets. is the h380 a good choice for 168 gr? i have been told varget aswell.:confused:

Ridgerunner665
November 22, 2008, 07:46 PM
Varget or Reloder 15

USSR
November 22, 2008, 07:48 PM
wyoelkhunter,

If I wasn't sitting on all the surplus IMR4895 that I am, I would buy and use RL15.

Don

wyoelkhunter
November 22, 2008, 07:49 PM
:) thanks

sarg
November 22, 2008, 10:34 PM
wyo ELKHUNTER:

I like IMR 4064 for 168Gr. bthp or IMR 3031, :
3031-41.1gr @2600fps
4064-41.7gr @2500fps

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