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Old October 9, 2012, 12:03 AM   #26
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Old October 9, 2012, 12:19 AM   #27
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A 150gr SPBT Sierra (Gameking or Matchking) in a Norma case (Jaktmatch cartridges bought and fired) or similar sat atop 40.4-44-3gr of N135 or 42.3-46.8gr of N140. Primers will be either Fiocchi, Remington or CCI
Either powder should be just right for the 308. Vihtavuori has data available online.
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Old October 30, 2012, 01:47 AM   #28
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Thanks to all those who offered suggestions. With clean brass waiting, I went out yesterday and bought some N110 (for my .44), some N135, CCI Large Rifle primers, and 25 Lapua Scenar 155gr HPBTs. I hope to also get some of the Sierra Palma Matchkings in 150gr. Later, I may also try a small slection of 168/175gr bullets.

It's clear to me now that it is unrealistic to nail my ideal L.R. load "right off the bat", purely by looking at spec sheets, but hopefully, I'm in the right direction.

I'm also aware that my standard of accuracy leaves a lot to be desired, and I don't yet have the consistency to show up short-comings in my ammo, so that too will have to change!!

Now I just need a shell holder for my auto-primer and I can load some!!
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Old October 30, 2012, 02:30 PM   #29
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First find a bullet your weapon likes. The SMKs are nice, usually not so sensative to seating depth. They do well in every rifle I use. The A-maxs have recently replaced them due to availability and similar accuracy but are cheaper.

Let me give you a direction many have nto mentioned. Check ou the new Reloader 17. It was specifically designed for short magnums like the .308. I have yet tried it but I will be giving it a shot over the Rx15. Rx15 has by far been the most accurate in all my rifles even over the Varget most the time.

Reloader 17 simply expounds on the strengths of a short magnum. people are getting the same kind of accuracy out of it that they get with popular powders such as Rx15 and Varget but with WAY more velocity. If your going to be eventually looking to getting a bullet farther down range your going to want a powder that can stay accurate but greatly increases velocity. So far the data says Rx17 will do that. Dont know what they availability is there for you tho bc its fairly new.

There some velocity discussion about it with a 190 gr bullethttp://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=419799
More infohttp://www.6mmbr.com/reloder17.html

Also, again, check twist rate. Though the .308 is not as senstive to twist rate and bullet weight ratio as the .223, its still a good thing to keep in mind

Havent done much with brass testing. Winchester has never failed me. Federals accuracy seems to drop significantly after 5 or 6 loads. Dont know about lapua or normas. Im too poor to find out.

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