reloading .308

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reloading .308

 looking to start loading for my new .308 what are your guys' poison?

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 Lapua Hulls.  R-15 powder.  155gn Lapua Scenar's or 155gn Sierra Palma Match Kings to impress folks and kill varmints.  130 TSX's to kill big game.

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Horsager Said:
 Lapua Hulls.  R-15 powder.  155gn Lapua Scenar's or 155gn Sierra Palma Match Kings to impress folks and kill varmints.  130 TSX's to kill big game.

Clay has it right no need to look in the manual.  No need for different brands of bullets just spend the money saved for some good glass for the gun 

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Hornady SST  bullets all the way!


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 horsager how many grains of r 15 did you use?

 

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huntfishnd Said:
 horsager how many grains of r 15 did you use?

I run the 155gn Scenars well beyond max book OAL, as such I'm over "book max".  From a 22"-24" barrel the 155's get real happy @ 2800-2900fps.

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Ive had good luck with varget powder and Sierra Palma 155's for punching paper.

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 My only complaint about Varget is that it doesn't meter through a Dillon powder measurer as well as R-15, it looks like it should, but it doesn't.

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 would 125's be too light ?

 

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I shoot Varget with the 155 gr Silver Scenars, but my two favorite loads use 168 SMK and 165 SGK over 43 gr of TAC. 

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Running 43.0gr R-15 in neck sized lake city brass with 175 matchkings loaded to mag length in the bolt gun.  Used for hunting and steel plates with mixed results on the hunting but everything has fallen when hit just sometimes carnage was not what I would have liked and other times it tore stuff up pretty good.  When the gas gun comes in I'm going to try loading up some 110gr. barnes x bullets or some 125gr nosler bt's as plinker rounds and for deer gun while walking.

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168 amax 45 grn varget i wanted to do the 155 but just cant get the speed out of a 20"bbl.  Going to try the 178amax as soon as the supply of 168's are gone.

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 just give up