308 168g ELD Match Load

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  1. DizzyJ

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    To start. I like to be fairly close to the lands. I've even been known to jam them from time to time. :D
     
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    most of mine are 2.800”
     
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    For the test loads I did them to 2.80, there was some slight variation from 2.795 to 2.82. I loaded 43.5 43.8 44.0 and 44.2 of varget hope to shoot it soon. These will be first rounds through the rifle excited to see how it shoots.
     
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    made it out to shoot yesterday and test the loads. The rifle seemed to like the 44.2g varget with the 168 eld match. It is an ar10 with a 16" barrel. We chronograph and it was 2471 fps. The next best group was the load i started with 43.5g of varget. I did not chrono that load to know a difference but there was a significant improvement in groups with the 44.2g over all others. Will be loading some more soon and hope to do some more shooting soon, for now going to load up some more with 44.2g of varget.
     
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    and a difference of 7gr of powder too!

    Never tried Varget before, but I try to avoid blanket statements like that, and let the results prove themselves. ;-)

    Is that no change in POI, or no change in MV?

    On my LR308, found it sometimes wouldn't return to battery properly if I wasn't shooting 2.800 or less. Milsurp would get me 1.5MOA, which I found acceptable from a 16" barrel.
     
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    neither. they shoot pretty much the same
     
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