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Cheap Compoents for .308 Plinking

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by spur0701, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. spur0701

    spur0701 Well-Known Member

    Pretty new to reloading. I've been using surplus CCI primers, DP85, and pulled M25 tracers to reload Greek 30-06 for plinking loads and have been very happy with the results.

    I'm looking for a similar soluntion for .308 reloads, I've got plenty of brass and primers. Anyone use DP85 in .308 at a reduced load? I believe it's got too much volumn and was considering the 4895 that GIBrass has available as the most cost effective solution, any one else have a better solution?

    Any ideas for bullets? Hi-Tec has M62 tracers that are about 30% more than the M25s but they look the same, what's the difference between the them? I've started picking what I need to cast but haven't done any yet. How fast can I drive cast bullet with a gas check? I've shot some cast loads but was disappointed by the mild recoil....I'm used to a little push.
  2. moosehunt

    moosehunt Well-Known Member

    I've found Sierra 125 gr Spitzers to be an economical bullet for general practice. Work up a mid-range load, quite economical. I have tried a bunch of cast bullets, gas checked and not. I have never come up with anything I really liked. Also, my time is worth way more than I can justify to cast. If you find great enjoyment in casting, it might be different. I don't. Have fun!

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