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Old March 6, 2021, 10:37 AM   #1
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.308 load for 115gr SAECO # 254 bevel base ?

I was wondering if anyone has a tried and true load for the 30 cal Saeco #254 bevel base cast bullet ? I have some sized to .309 from 50/50 ww/lino . Rifle is bolt action Rem 700 in .308 winchester . These are bevel base , was wondering if I can prevent leading or should I abandon the idea of using a non-gas checked light bullet in the 308 ? Thanks for any info .
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Old March 6, 2021, 12:26 PM   #2
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I will move this to the cast bullet forum for you.

I would assume the old 30 Cal universal plinker loads of 9 (or 10 or 12 grains, depending who you read) of Unique will probably work just fine and stay under 2000 fps in a 24" tube.
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Old March 6, 2021, 12:43 PM   #3
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I will move this to the cast bullet forum for you.

I would assume the old 30 Cal universal plinker loads of 9 (or 10 or 12 grains, depending who you read) of Unique will probably work just fine and stay under 2000 fps in a 24" tube.
Thank you Sir , sorry for putting it in the wrong place . Also, thanks for the info . I have Unique , will give that a try . I was worried about gas cutting/leading and while researching it the answers were all over the map . I guess I will never know if I don't try.
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Old March 6, 2021, 01:17 PM   #4
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I agree with Unclenick - Unique is excellent for your intended purposes. I personally use Trail boss for gallery plinking loads with lead bullets in .30-30, .30-40, .308 win and others.

Here's a reference for trail boss
https://hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploa...loads-2018.pdf
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Old March 6, 2021, 06:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link Mike . I have some Trail boss , will do some research .
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