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Favorite 308 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by avvidclif, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

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    Ok I have some Hornady 308 168gr ELD Match and some Sierra 168gr TMP bullets and looking for load suggestions. I thought I would start with Varget @ 41.5gr and ladder up. Hornady shows the max at 44gr. Sierra's new book isn't out for a few days so going to try the same load for both bullets and see which one the rifle likes. Not for hunting, one hole paper punch

    Bergara HMR-14 20" barrel 1-10 twist
    Cases are Federal Match, once fired, trimmed, flash hole cut, neck sized
    CCI BR-2 primers
    COAL 2.800

    Thoughts, suggestions?
     


  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    When I had one I ran 155 Sierra Palma (2156) and varget.

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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    I always used 175 or 178 grain bullets and IMR 4064 but I think you are on the right track with those componants.

    308 works well with a pretty wide variety of options.
     
  4. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I'd have to dig them our but for hunting I had two different loads both 180 grains one was with the old Barnes blue coated bullet the other was combined technologies ballistic tips. I worked them up for Africa and the both worked like a charm. My buddy took his leopard with the ballistic tip
     

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  5. bgw45

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    Years ago I had excellent results with 168 SMK and 40 gr. of H4895. Quit shooting rifles in 1999 so your results could vary.
     
  6. Ozzman

    Ozzman Active Member

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    My pet load for a 168 gr SMK bullet is 42 grains of IMR 4895.
     
  7. popper

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    ELD doesn't have much drive band surface so slower powder is probably better. RL15?
     

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