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What Style and Type of Bullet Mold for 308

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by chemist308, Apr 17, 2009.

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  1. chemist308

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    I want to buy a bullet mold for making 308 Winchester bullets--I envision I'll likely used wheel weight or linotype alloy depending on how stiff I want to load. But for the moment I can afford one. What style and weight should I get?

    I don't want this to be a brand war. It'll probably be Lee because that's my budget.
     
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    Try the Lyman 311041 bullet mold. It is a 173 grain bullet.

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    I loaded this bullet in a M1a. It functioned through the magazine. I think the velocities were too high, and the groups were not good. I am going to cut my charge and try for 1700 fps next time. I have not gone out with reduced loads, but my data might give you a place not to start.

    M1A Douglas 1:10" Barrel


    173 gr Lyman 311041 GC sized .310 Lyman #2 alloy
    24.0 grs AA5744 CCI#34 OAL 2.515 Mixed cases

    28 Sept 2008 T = 80 °F

    Ave Vel =1934
    Std Dev =14
    ES = 1934
    High = 1951
    Low = 1934
    N = 5
     
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