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Old July 3, 2008, 08:01 AM   #1
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3031 Loads For 308

Looking For A Accurate Load For 308 Using Imr 3031.
Have 4 Different Manuals And All Have Different Max Loads.
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Old July 3, 2008, 09:08 AM   #2
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May I suggest that the best way to answer that question is to load some up and go shoot them. Start at the low end of the loading data charts and work up. For sure never load the maximum published loads first.

Every barrel will perform a little differently and the only way to find the best accuracy for your rifle is by experimentation. That is the beauty of rolling your own.

If you look at the data, the barrel used for the testing is usually mentioned. It is because of the differences in barrels that you get differences in the data. This is also why you should never start at the high end of the data for your first loads. Be safe and enjoy the hobby.
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Old July 3, 2008, 09:49 AM   #3
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Thanks For Info.
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Old July 3, 2008, 03:03 PM   #4
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I have used IMR 3031 exclusively in the .308. for 40 years. Try any good 150grain bullet bullet and a starting load of 41 grains of IMR 3031. The heaviest load of 3031 I have been able to use with a 150 grain bullet is 45.5 grains (compressed).
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Old July 7, 2008, 06:12 PM   #5
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I Got A Pretty Accurate Load Using 42 Grns Of 3031 With 150 Grn Silvertips. Less Than 1/2 Inch At 100 Yds.

Thanks For All The Help.
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