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145gr .308 loads?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ElectricZombie, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. ElectricZombie

    ElectricZombie New Member

    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.
  2. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Use 150 grain load data...5 grains ain't really gonna matter that much...especially 5 grains less.
  3. Remo-99

    Remo-99 Well-Known Member

    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.

  4. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    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?
  5. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member


    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.

  6. Galil5.56

    Galil5.56 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. ElectricZombie

    ElectricZombie New Member

    Thanks guys. I usually go for a 20% reduction in powder, so I should be ok.
  8. wyoelkhunter

    wyoelkhunter Active Member

    i need a little help

    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:
  9. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    Varget or Reloder 15
  10. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member


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

  11. wyoelkhunter

    wyoelkhunter Active Member

    thank you for the help

    :) thanks
  12. sarg

    sarg Active Member

    wyo ELKHUNTER:

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

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