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Load for DPMS .308

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Pat M, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Pat M

    Pat M Well-Known Member

    Would any of you experts be able to suggest a pet load for a DPMS .308, 24 inch barrel, 1:10 twist rate? Many thanks in advance.
  2. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    41.5 grains IMR4895 and 168-grain Sierra MatchKing is sub-MOA in my LR-308-T.

    That load is a sub-MOA in most good rifles.
  3. doorman

    doorman Well-Known Member

    While I am not knocking the load info given. I would suggest a recent loading manual and a work up to find the "pet" load for YOUR rifle.

    A buddy and I each have a Del-Ton M4 kit that are identicle except for the grip. I had developed a load that my rifle will shoot reliably and accurate and his rifle will not perform near as well.

  4. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    rl-15, rl-17, and varget behind 175's have done well for me. finally settled on a varget load (can't remember the charge - maybe 44.5? - can't remember - work it up).

    rl-15 did very well, and rl-17 did ok, but i think it is just a bit slow for use in a 308.
  5. waffentomas

    waffentomas Well-Known Member

    45gr of WW 748 under and 147/150 bullet.
  6. velocette

    velocette Well-Known Member

    41.5 gr of IMR 4895 behind a Sierra 168 MK is virtually the traditional .308 gas rifle go to load. In my DPMS LR 308B it shoots well under 1 moa. It is also the load used by an awful lot of other folks shooting 308 gas rifles.

  7. Pat M

    Pat M Well-Known Member

    thanks for the responses. What about the range of bullet weights that will shoot well in that barrel? I've been reloading .223 for a few years, but .308 is new to me.
  8. dakotasin

    dakotasin Well-Known Member

    my ar in 308 is a 10-twist and i run 175's.

    you can probably run about whatever weight you want - just depends on what your goal is.

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