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145gr .308 loads?

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

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  1. ElectricZombie

    ElectricZombie Member

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    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

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

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    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.

    http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp
     
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    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

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    EZ,

    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.

    Don
     
  6. Galil5.56

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    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

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

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    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

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    Varget or Reloder 15
     
  10. USSR

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    wyoelkhunter,

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

    Don
     
  11. wyoelkhunter

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    thank you for the help

    :) thanks
     
  12. sarg

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    wyo ELKHUNTER:

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