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Reloading for dpms 308-lr with amax and varget

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rozziboy18, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,
    ive hade mt dpms 308lr for about a month now, shoots great, love the gun, bout i ran into a snag tonight working up a load with some new powder ,varget. \

    current set up

    nosler, pre weighed and preped brass
    varget, 45.5-45.0 charge weight
    case leight 1.998
    seat 2.825
    primer fed m210

    im getting compressed loads from 45.5-45.3 is this something to be worried about with a gas operated rifle, and if so should i go back to blc-2 and leave varget to the pros?

    Any input would be welcome thanks
  2. jpwilly

    jpwilly Well-Known Member

    What AMAX bullet weight? I've used 44gr (fed brass) with 168gr pills and they shoot great. Compressed loads with Varget powder are usually okay but I don't care for compressed loads. Just back off to 44gr...my reloads barely "crunch" when I seat the bullets with 44gr.
  3. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Well-Known Member

    sorry im using 168, ment to ad that, today is range day ima try the 44g
  4. Casefull

    Casefull Well-Known Member

    I would not worry about the compressed loads within reason...watch your brass for pressure signs and do not get too close to the lands. There will definitly be a sweet spot where you have enough powder to be grouping well.

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