308 Pet Loads


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roc1
March 4, 2010, 03:16 PM
I have a new Remington 700 308 and would like some input for a good starting load. It has 1-10 twist 24' standard barrel. I have 155 gr Sierra and 150 gr Hornady bullets on hand. I also have Varget H380 and IMR 4064 powders on hand.I load several calibers but am still new to 308.
Thanks
roc1

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NCdrummer
March 4, 2010, 04:45 PM
47 grains of Varget is a great load with a Nosler 150. Start at 45 and work up to be safe with the Hornady.

Kernel
March 4, 2010, 04:48 PM
Any of your three powders would be appropriate with those bullet weights. Varget is probably closest to ideal. Hodgdon has a great web sight that will give you starting loads.

ar10
March 4, 2010, 05:50 PM
Mine are semi auto rifles, I use 41.7gn Varget, and Hornady 168gn BTHP

rwdwrt
March 5, 2010, 05:18 PM
Was testing loads ahwile back at 300 yds. It was a bit windy but i was shooting for group on this load.
300 yds with a 3x9 Burris Scope
Rifle was a Savage 10Fp with 20in heavy Barrel
47.1 gr Varget with 155 gr Hornady AMAX
Lapua brass, CCI BR-2 Primers
2.17 COAL (measured with a Hornady Gauge)
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z269/rwdwrt/Hornady155Amax471_300.jpg

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