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lomfs24
10-02-2009, 07:30
I recently bought a Savage 10FCP in .308. Now I a looking for loading recipes. Does anyone have a pet load that they really love?

hagar
10-02-2009, 08:36
I use 45 grains of Varget, 155 Hornady AMax, and Winchester cases and primers. Have not found a load that will beat this one yet.

n2extrm
10-02-2009, 20:22
I like 168 grn Sierra match kings, 42.0 grains RE-15 and a federal BR primer. I seat based on the lands. Good info and load maps here. http://www.6mmbr.com/308Win.html

BIGGUNGOBOOM
10-02-2009, 22:59
I really like 165-168 grn Sierra match bullets with 40.5 grns of H4895. great load

BHP9
10-03-2009, 00:08
Double Tap.

BHP9
10-03-2009, 00:08
175gr Sierra MK
43.1gr/RL15
Fed 210M
2.800"

This load is the current M118LR loading.

n2extrm
10-03-2009, 09:43
:agree:Almost my exact load! Puts em one on top of the other.

BHP9
10-03-2009, 12:09
:agree:Almost my exact load! Puts em one on top of the other.

In your case it's called stringing.:rofl:

In my case it's one right into the other. That's 1 hole.:wavey:

lomfs24
10-03-2009, 15:17
I will give that one a shot.... no pun intended. One hole is what I am looking for.

Zombie Steve
10-03-2009, 16:08
My accuracy load is a 168 grain A-MAX over 43.2 grains of Varget, Winchester case, CCI Large Rifle Primer, 2.800 OAL. Averages 2,585fps out of my 24" barrel Rem 700. 1/2 MOA is pretty standard with this combo for me.


One of the nice things about the .308... it ain't that finicky. Let us know how it works out for you.

ronterry
10-03-2009, 17:15
Search IMR-3031...

RLDS45S
10-03-2009, 18:21
Careful with copy cat reloading.....loads worked up in WW or Lapua cases fired Federal brass is NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Do the work yourself!
Brass WW or Lapua
Powder and potential primer combos....
Varget with BR2
RL15 with Fed210M/BR2
IMR 4064 or 4895 with WLR
N150 or 540 with BR2

Pure accuacy look at Nosler or Sierrra OTM in 175gr.

mike4045
10-03-2009, 18:41
Careful with copy cat reloading.....loads worked up in WW or Lapua cases fired Federal brass is NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Do the work yourself!
Brass WW or Lapua
Powder and potential primer combos....
Varget with BR2
RL15 with Fed210M/BR2
IMR 4064 or 4895 with WLR
N150 or 540 with BR2

Pure accuacy look at Nosler or Sierrra OTM in 175gr.

++above, I prefer 168 gr Sierra match bthp bullets with Varget. I can cover a 300yd group with a quarter for 5 shots. Building up yourself assures safety. I have several 308 rifles, one does not like the load.

burnsoft
10-06-2009, 13:41
For hunting I use:
Case :Lapua .308 Win ( 7.62x51) New
Bullet: Lapua Silver Scenar Bullets 308 155G JHP-BTM
Powder: IMR3031 @ 43gr.
Primer: Winchester WRL

or

Case: Win .308 Case (NEW)
Primer: CCI 200
Bullet: Barnes Triple Shock XP 30 Cal XSTBT
Powder: IMR3031 @ 42gr.


Practice:
Case : Used Once .308 Win, Fed., Rem, FHN
Bullet: Berry's MFG 30 Cal 150 GR FMJBT
Primer: CCI 200
Powder: IM3031 @ 43gr.

GlockJD
10-06-2009, 18:06
For hunting I use:
Case :Lapua .308 Win ( 7.62x51) New
Bullet: Lapua Silver Scenar Bullets 308 155G JHP-BTM
Powder: IMR3031 @ 43gr.
Primer: Winchester WRL

or

Case: Win .308 Case (NEW)
Primer: CCI 200
Bullet: Barnes Triple Shock XP 30 Cal XSTBT
Powder: IMR3031 @ 42gr.


Practice:
Case : Used Once .308 Win, Fed., Rem, FHN
Bullet: Berry's MFG 30 Cal 150 GR FMJBT
Primer: CCI 200
Powder: IM3031 @ 43gr.

Do you only use that? Or is it just examples from your load data? Or once you use the lapua brass once you throw it away? I dont see it listed in your once fired rounds for practice and you only use NEW brass for hunting? The Barnes and Berry's likes CCI but Lapua prefers WLR? :)

burnsoft
10-06-2009, 20:34
Do you only use that? Or is it just examples from your load data? Or once you use the lapua brass once you throw it away? I dont see it listed in your once fired rounds for practice and you only use NEW brass for hunting? The Barnes and Berry's likes CCI but Lapua prefers WLR? :)

Throw away Lapua Brass...that's Sacrilege!..lol
No I keep it, Since they are hunting loads, I only shoot about 3 every so often to make sure the rifle is still sighted in for that round. I have about 20 used once lapua brass, that's waiting to be loaded for some practice hunting loads. I bought a box of a 100 some time ago, and since these cases are anealed, they last longer then regular cases.

I acutally have about 10 personal configurations for the .308, the listed are the preffered rounds that shoot great for my .308.
Some of those personal configurations are also the same, but the brass is marked for the number of times that has been used.

The Barnes and Berry's started out when all I had was CCI primers and that is what they were tested as. The Lapua was started when I had Winchester Primers for the first batch as well. I've tested out the Berry's with Winchester and they shot just as well. I only use the new Lapua for hunting at this time is only because I just use this brass only for this configuration. I have plenty of other new and used brass that I use for the other rounds that I make.



So must of the data I gave you was more of a suggestion that you can use that I have found to shoot well for my .308 and that has not caused any damage to myself or my rifle. :embarassed:



A good book to use to look up a majority of the bullets and powder is the "The Complete Reloading Manual for the .308 Winchester", which you can order of midwayusa. If you had the "My Loaders Log" Application, I would be able to send you the xml files that I have for the .308. Or I can zip them up for you and you can look at them through your browser if you want.

GlockJD
10-06-2009, 20:50
Well I was going to say I would take that nasty ol' once fired Lapua off your hands if you didn't have a use for it:)

That "My Loaders Log" Looks pretty slick, you made it?

burnsoft
10-06-2009, 21:10
Well I was going to say I would take that nasty ol' once fired Lapua off your hands if you didn't have a use for it:)

That "My Loaders Log" Looks pretty slick, you made it?

hee hee..I was going to ask you the same thing:whistling: , if they didn't cost so much I would have all my rounds in Lapua Brass.

Yep that is one of the apps that I have designed. I use it for all my personal configurations and even transfered some of the configurations from books to it so I can have one place to look it all up.

I once had a thread on this forum for a discount for the My Gun Collection application that had a discount key for the entire site that took off 5 bucks from the price of each product, but it looks like they took it down. If you are interested the discount code is

14G1-0CK4-U2N0

Either way, if you want the XML files, I can send you those as well. I attached a sample of the XML file and the PDF Print out for another config. The XML is pretty easy to read.

burnsoft
10-16-2009, 13:52
never mind someone already posted the http://www.6mmbr.com/308Win.html url

PBKing
10-16-2009, 14:01
15.5 gr SR4759 under a C309 180 in a RA 61 case

LiberalHater
10-17-2009, 14:21
Surprised that nobody mentioned Winchester 748. I use a 168 Sierra BTHP on top of 45.9 grains seated to an OAL of 2.800" with Federal match brass and a Federal primer. Choronographs identical to the Federal Gold Medal match load.

I know that others have had issues with Federal brass, but i have a never ending supply of match brass from the sniper team at the PD where I work and the brass has always treated me well. In my Remington 700, they shoot better than 1/2 MOA.

Most of the powders listed above by the others are harder to get in my neck of the woods in Kansas City, MO. Hodgdon and Winchester are easy.


Lib

Beege
10-30-2009, 22:43
46 gr. Varget
150 gr. Nosler Partition
2680-2700fps
Winchester brass
Federal Large rifle primers

Openroadracer
10-31-2009, 19:48
168 SMK or Nosler CC
45.0 Varget
2.810 in BHA cases
210M

11 shots into 3.325" at 400 yards, 10 shots into 3"x8" at 780 yards in my 10FP

This one also shoots nice.

168gr Amax
42.5 Varget
2.830 in BHA or Remington cases
210M/210 or CCI primers

Myke_Hart
10-31-2009, 20:59
Tagged for review. :supergrin:

mattellis2
11-02-2009, 17:49
what don't you guys like about FC brass? in my experience it stretches a little more than other brass, but i have had decent results from it.

BHP9
11-02-2009, 17:53
what don't you guys like about FC brass? in my experience it stretches a little more than other brass, but i have had decent results from it.

I've had the primer pockets open up on the second reload.

I just pitch them now and use Norma.

GIockGuy24
11-02-2009, 17:56
what don't you guys like about FC brass? in my experience it stretches a little more than other brass, but i have had decent results from it.

If you section a Federal rifle case you will find that the case walls are fairly thick but the case head, around the primer, is about half the minimum required thickness of US GI brass and much thinner than other commercial cases. This is why the primer pocket gets so loose. It's not just "soft brass" but the case is very thin in that area. The case web isn't as strong as other brands. The one part of the case that likely extends outside of the barrel is also the part that is thinner than other brands.

mattellis2
11-02-2009, 20:00
pardon my ignorance, but what happens with "loose" primer pockets? according to hornady reloading manual (7th edition) the primer is pushed partially out of the pocket and then reseated during the course of a normal shot sequence.

i recently processed and primed about 100 cases, and noted that some of the primers were easier to push in than with my autoprime than others...maybe 3 out of the total lot. they weren't/aren't loose enough to fall out or even be slung out by shaking the case. anything to worry about?

-matt

Zombie Steve
11-02-2009, 20:52
Loose pocket can lead to expanding gas leaking around the primer... best to keep hot expanding gasses going away from your face.

M1A Shooter
11-03-2009, 20:27
in my R700 i was shooting 42.5gr of RL15 with CCI primers in Nosler brass at 2.80" using a Hornady 168HPBT match bullet.

in my M14 Scout i shoot 42gr of RL15 in military brass with tthe same bullets and primers.

lomfs24
01-06-2010, 15:44
OK, thanks for all the help guys. Here's what I finally ended up with that seems to work great.

44.0 gr of Ramshot TAC under
168 gr Berger VLD match bullet.
CCI or Winchester primers.

I now working with Nosler 168 CC bullets. I will see how they shoot.

As far as primers go, the way things are working in New Mexico now, I have to shoot whatever I can get in a large rifle primer. Sometimes I can get CCI, sometimes Winchester.