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Best 308 load for SA58/fn-fal

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Boomer4570, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Boomer4570

    Boomer4570 Well-Known Member

    Looking for a good all around load for my FAL. Thinking about starting with 150gr bullets, any suggestions?
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  2. elwoodm

    elwoodm Well-Known Member

    i load for fn/fal west german G1. it is a century arms but i got it running pretty good now hopefully. the load that i'm using now is cost effective but one thing to watch is your sizing die. make sure your not over sizing the case too small. had a case head separation so i got the hornady case headspace gauge to keep the cases around 4 thousands smaller than chamber size. right now i'm loading 43.5gr varget with 147gr winch fmjbt,cci lrp col 2.79 to 2.8. that comes out at around 2600 fps seems to work fine. start out at 40 or 41gr of varget and work up from that. keep the speed down to 2500 to 2600 fps and your cases will last longer these gun are rough on the rims.
  3. USSR

    USSR Well-Known Member

    My load was:

    Lake City brass
    Tula 7.62 LR primer
    144gr FMJBT bullet
    43.0gr IMR4895 powder

  4. blarby

    blarby Well-Known Member

    Ditchtiger here loads well for a FAL, hit 'em up.
  5. Boomer4570

    Boomer4570 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info! Will order a case guage. I guess I should order one for all the calibers I reload.

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