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2000MR, 308, LR308 16" Barrel

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by griff383, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. griff383

    griff383 Member

    Jan 20, 2010
    I thought I would post my findings for those that are curious about the new powder 2000-MR. Rifle is a LR308 with 16" barrel 1:10"

    I started to see some slightly cratered primers as I crept towards the higher end and even at max, but nothing that concerned me at all. From what I saw I wouldnt hesitate to shoot max loads from MY setup.

    Load data from Alliant (or anywhere for that matter) is limited but they had info for a 165gr HPBT and I was using a Nosler Ballistic tip (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=584152) which I thought was close enough. Max charge is 50.0gr, brass was LC, and primers were CCI #34.

    Avg Vel 2640
    ES 73

    Avg Vel 2661
    ES 32

    Avg Vel 2725
    ES 44

    Just for comparison I checked my target load to see how they matched up

    175gr SMK
    43.5gr Varget
    Same brass and primer
    Avg Vel 2507
    ES 19

    Ill have to play with this powder some more to get the ES down but so far it looks really promising and the extra velocity is nice considering the shorter barrel.
  2. codefour

    codefour Member

    Mar 5, 2011
    N. California
    Thanks for the report.. I too am starting to experiment with .308 loads for accuracy..
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