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    Long Range/Precision Recipes

    After lots and LOTS of tinkering with different loads in my .308 Wes and I have found a pretty good recipe for my rifle.

    Rifle: 20" Rem700 5r in .308win

    Load:

    44gr Varget powder
    Federal match brass (fireformed)
    Cci primers
    175gr Berger vld bullets
    2.850 case overall length

    What recipes are you guys using?


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    I shot some of the same charge loads, with 168gr Sierra match kings and they shot really nice in my Howa. I would like to try the same load with some fire formed brass.


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    brass -- mix of black hills match, federal gold match and hornady match
    powder- varget 44 grains
    primer -- cci br
    bullet- smk 168 grain
    OAL- 2.82

    does very well in the savage out to 300 yards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinus211 View Post
    After lots and LOTS of tinkering with different loads in my .308 Wes and I have found a pretty good recipe for my rifle.

    Rifle: 20" Rem700 5r in .308win

    Load:

    44gr Varget powder
    Federal match brass (fireformed)
    Cci primers
    175gr Berger vld bullets
    2.850 case overall length

    What recipes are you guys using?
    I shot this same load (minus fireformed brass) this last weekend out of the Howa, they shot very nice, 5 shot group ran .8" at 100yds.


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    I tried a couple new loads out last weekend.

    First was 42.0gr of IMR-4064
    Rem primers
    Fire formed brass (federal)
    165gr Hornady SST
    OAL 2.900" .013 off the lands
    3/4" groups at 100yds

    2nd was the same set up, but 42.5gr of powder.
    This felt milder than the first load and the group tightened up slightly, so going to do some ladder rounds up to max load and see what happens.
    From what I have researched, 43-44gr seems like the sweet spot for bolt guns.
    I didnt chrono any of these, but may do so next time out and I will report.


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    Rifle FNH PBR 308win

    44.3Gr Varget
    2.815 OAL
    Lake City LR brass
    175 SMK



    Now working on loads for 6.5 creedmoor


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    Was running the 44.0gr Varget load in the Howa and having nice results, but in my rem it was decent, but not quite what it was in the Howa. I had quite a few loaded, so went ahead and just shot them up plinking and fire forming my brass for the rem. I loaded up a handful at 44.3 the other night with a 168 amax, seated at 2.820 with LC11 brass and a Fed210 primer. These shot outstanding!
    My first shot was cold barrel and was 1/4" high, the other 4 shots were all less than .40 moa. I only shot 5 due to weather and the chrony not wanting to read speeds, so saved the others, but cant wait to see wait to check the speeds and play a bit more with them.

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    Settled on 42.1 grains of H4350 a 139 lapua scenar with a oal of 2.81


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    Quote Originally Posted by steveptr View Post
    Settled on 42.1 grains of H4350 a 139 lapua scenar with a oal of 2.81
    We may have to start a "6.5" thread. What ya shooting, what you loading and whats your results.

    I have a few months to go before I can contribute, but dont mind reading what everyone else is doing.

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