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    VSP had a great idea to put this up as a Sticky.
    Since we get SO many questions about this, this will aid everyone( esp Noobs) on a good load.

    <span style="font-weight: bold">Please list ALL components, twist, barrel mfgr,length, neck tension.
    Since we know changing any variable will alter the ultimate outcome.</span>

  • Originally posted by Rob01 View Post
    Re: Loads For .308 Winchester

    GAP Broughton 22&quot; 10 twist. .002&quot; of neck tension on all cases

    178 AMAX or 175 SMK
    BH/Win brass
    Fed 210M or 210
    45grns Varget
    Seated .005&quot; off lands for AMAX and mag length for SMK
    2700fps

    178 AMAX or 175 SMK
    Lapua brass
    CCI 200 Standard LR
    44.6grns Varget
    Seated .005&quot; off lands for AMAX and mag length for SMK
    2700fps

    <span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="color: #FF0000"><span style="font-size: 20pt">As always use care and work up to these loads as they may be too hot for your rifle and may be dangerous.</span></span></span>
    I'm confused why the Amax bullets are set specifically to a predetermined distance from the lands but the two different weight SMK's are simply set to the mag. length ( I assume is 2.80 )?
    I used a Hornady comparator to set my 168 SMK's to a distance from the lands but they certainly are too big for insertion into the magazine on my RPR. It doesn't concern me because I use a single shot adapter.
    Do you do them to mag. length just for convenience? your rep. shows you are a very accomplished shooter so you would know.

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    • Savage 10
      1 in 10"
      24" barrel

      Berger OTM 185
      43.5 gr Varget
      Lapua Brass
      CCI 200
      Against the lands at 2.870" OAL, still fit in my mags (*barely*)

      0.82 MOA at 420 yards
      Stretching them out more soon, high hopes for this load's long range capability
      "That little guy? I wouldnt worry about that little guy."

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      • I found an accuracy node in my Bergara HMR with TAC powder.

        L/C prepped and annealed brass.
        CCI BR 2 primers
        165 grain Hornady SST
        OACL 2.800"
        43.1 grains of TAC

        Averaged 2660 FPS out of a 20" barrel

        Right at MOA and SUB MOA at 100 yards.

        Hits on steel at 230 yds, 450 yds, and 600 yds.

        Any issues with accuracy are Indian related, not the arrow.

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        • 42.2gr IMR 4064
          175gr SMK
          Wincester Brass, deburr/neck turned
          bump .002 Headspace, Lee Collet Neck Dies
          Brass Neck/ Loaded bullet runoff ~.002 under with CO-AX press

          .4 moa 5 shot group

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          • loading at 2.950 to fit in the mag of my trg 22-26inch barrel

            This is a extremely compressed load. work up to with caution

            48.5grains ADI 2209
            200eldx
            PPU Brass
            fed 210m
            2500fps

            .4-.5moa as long as I do my part
            The Original Striker

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            • 308win rem 700 5r
              Lapua brass new
              Br2
              Varget 44.7
              175smk
              2.261ol
              2800fps
              581yds
              752yds
              100yds the shot high right was a flier

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              • I am looking at trying Berger 175gr VLD hunters in .308 with Varget powder. I looked but more than likely missed if someone had tried this. And what kind of results have you gotten. I will be running a22" barrel with 1-11 twist (DTA). Thanks for t he help.

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                • Originally posted by cro789 View Post
                  I am looking at trying Berger 175gr VLD hunters in .308 with Varget powder. I looked but more than likely missed if someone had tried this. And what kind of results have you gotten. I will be running a22" barrel with 1-11 twist (DTA). Thanks for t he help.
                  here you go, DTA, 22" suppressed, 175VLD's, 44.6 gn Varget , seated just touching the lands, avg 2716 fps. They shoot much better than sub moa. Hope this helps

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                  • Originally posted by Fishkat View Post

                    here you go, DTA, 22" suppressed, 175VLD's, 44.6 gn Varget , seated just touching the lands, avg 2716 fps. They shoot much better than sub moa. Hope this helps
                    That is great Thanks

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                    • This was with 44.0 varget and set .020 off the lands. I did not have the time to chrono them. Hope to be able this week.
                      Last edited by cro789; 08-12-2017, 08:18 PM.

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