308 & light bullets


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Allen in MT
February 26, 2013, 08:43 AM
I'm not looking for any particular loads as what works for one person may not work for the next.
What I'm interested in is if anyone has loaded any 308 with say 100 gr or 110 gr bullets. If so how was the accuracy and what would be the farthest distance this type of load would be good for.I realize that it all depends on the gun, but what have you found. I would be shooting these in a CZ 550 Varminter 308.
thanks

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ZGunner
February 26, 2013, 08:51 AM
I've loaded 110 gr Sierra Varminters for my Savage PC. Good results too. They were far more accurate than I am as a shooter. Still managed sub 1 inch groups at 100 yds (4 rnds).

Here's a thread a started a while back when I first loaded them with a little more info on my loads. I haven't had any spread that wide since my practice run with it.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=700982

Shmackey
February 26, 2013, 08:59 AM
Lapua makes a 110-grain bullet for .308 that I've used only out to 100 yards. Half-inch groups out of my 700.

Jim Watson
February 26, 2013, 09:03 AM
I have had good shooting out of 130 gr Speer and 125 gr Sierras in .30-06.
I don't see why they wouldn't work as well in .308.
I haven't tried any 110 gr .30s, the next heavier bullets work so well I did not feel a need.

Centurian22
February 26, 2013, 09:36 AM
Since this hasn't been asked yet: what is your intended purpose with the light bullet? Makes a difference as to "what distance they're good for" depending on if its paper punching, prairie dogs, pigs, deer, grizzlys or Sasquatch. I'm curious as well. My .308 likes 150's but I haven't gone lower yet.

Scott_R
February 26, 2013, 09:45 AM
I have had good shooting out of 130 gr Speer and 125 gr Sierras in .30-06.
I don't see why they wouldn't work as well in .308.
I haven't tried any 110 gr .30s, the next heavier bullets work so well I did not feel a need.
I've also had great results with the 110 Sierra Varminter in 30-06 1:10 twist. I used IMR8208XBR in that load.

I'd certainly try this bullet in .308 (if I had one). Someday...

I bet it'd make a great coyote round.

dagger dog
February 26, 2013, 04:49 PM
The 125 gr Nosler BT is one of the most accurate in my Ruger KM77VT 308 Win, aso shoot the 110 gr Speer TNT with good results.

Kevin Rohrer
February 26, 2013, 09:15 PM
I use 110gr V-Max for Coyotes. They work fine.

rodregier
February 27, 2013, 11:44 AM
110g SP (normally used for M1 Carbine) and 130g Speer HP. I use a reduced charge of a "faster" rifle powder and drive the 110 SP at M1 Carbine velocities in my .308 Win chambered bolt gun. Punching paper at 100 yd. The zero can be very different which
can be annoying if you don't have a scope with target knobs.

popper
February 27, 2013, 03:07 PM
As long as the shorty doesn't have to jump too far to the lands. It could increase the throat erosion rate.

gamestalker
February 27, 2013, 09:01 PM
I've loaded them that light in 30-06 for coyote hunting before, and they were pretty darn accurate out pretty far too. I was using IMR-4350 compressed loads. I honestly don't know what kind of velocities I was getting, but I bet it was pretty good.
GS

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