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Old May 27, 2000, 06:31 AM   #1
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I'm excited! I just got my brand-new RCBS Rock-Chucker kit, so now I can begin loading some .308 ammo for my Savage.

What would you recommend as a good starting point form this particular rifle? And, do the Remington 700 and the Savage Tac in .308 have the same twist-rate? The reason I'm asking is because I also plan on buying a Remington, and I didn't know if different twist-rate would be a factor for my handloading.

Sorry if these questions are stupid, but I have to start somewhere...
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Old May 27, 2000, 08:03 PM   #2
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I would suggest a 168 HPBT over IMR 4895. Somewhere around 35 to 40 grains... can't remember exactly.

Not meaning to sound like I'm blowing you off, but how many reloading manuals do you have? You need two or three to start. (Lyman's, Speer and Hodgdon's are good to start... Hornady's too.)

These will give you advice on match ammo for .308 Win.



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Old May 27, 2000, 09:11 PM   #3
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43.5 Grains Win-748 and Fed 215 primers with
Sierra 168grain BTHP. Seat it to 2.810 inches overall length. It's 2610fps out of my 110FP and Way below max listed loads.
Accuracy from my rifle is an average 0.3xx at 100 yards from a bipod. But the your milage may vary, Dorsey Rifles blueprinted mine.
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Old May 28, 2000, 07:14 AM   #4
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Just about anything driven by IMR4064 or Varget will be a tack driver in 308. stay under 2800 Fps with 147/150 gr bullets and stay in the low 2700, high 2600 fps with 165/168 gr bullets. That's where the best accuracy is.
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Old May 28, 2000, 12:03 PM   #5
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Using 4895 and spitzer bullets between 168 and 180 grain weight, a reasonable working range would be between 39 and possibly 42 grains of powder (4895). Depends on what brass you are using, as well as the "pecularities" of particular rifles.

By all means, CHECK SOME RELOADING MANUALS TOO.
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Old May 28, 2000, 02:46 PM   #6
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For my Remington 700 .308 I use 42.5 grains of N140, CCI benchrest primers, Sierra 168 grain match bullets. It's a light load, but very accurate.


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Old May 28, 2000, 11:52 PM   #7
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I like the Accurate Arms manual, and I love my standard 175gr Sierra Matchking over 42.0 gr of AA2520. Super accurate, and CLEAN. meters easily and accurately in my Dillon. I use CCI Match primers to light'em off, and IMI Match brass or Federal GM brass to roll 'em up in. Not overly sensitive to temperature, either.

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Old May 29, 2000, 04:28 PM   #8
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Mil spec load in 168 match with 42 gr of 4895.I tried this in mine and was about the most accurate out of mine.
Good luck.

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