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.308 Win reloading...

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by tac, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Mornin, men. I'm not new to reloading, having started back in the late 1960's, but I AM new to the price of my favourite powder - Vihtavuori N140, at just coming up to $140 a can. :eek: x 10

    Needless to say, it stayed right there on the shelf in our local store while I went someplace quiet to sit down for a minute or two.

    I've got a LOT of 155gr Lapua Scenar bullets, and a good pile of IMR4064 that I use for my 7.5x55 Swiss and 7x57 Mauser, but for some reason there is no data for a 155gr bullet - just a 150.

    An help would be much appreciated.:)

    Best

    tac, stuck in yUK

    BTW - anybody read about the find of the WW2 Helldiver in the backwoods near Wheeler? Over here in East Anglia the talk is of little else.

    Well, in OUR house, that is. :)
     
  2. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I hope this brings some finality to some children and grandchildren.

    RIP and thanks for your service. Link
     
  3. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    OT- but this was my post on another forum -

    'mrs tac and I are frequent visitors to the area, and the Tillamook Aviation museum is always on our itinerary, along with the cheese factory and wine-works.

    Wheeler is one of our little secret places, and I usually find an old Weaver scope or two in the 'antique' centre there. Me and ig can often be seen with our pal Larry J, sitting down on the wooden bench outside, eating a Tillamook icecream, pontificating, and having a laff at the tourists while we wait for the train to Garibaldi, or Rockaway Beach.

    Definitely our part of the world, there.

    Be good to bring those boys home, after all these years - that's the intention, I'm certain sure. They did it for the boys up in the Californian glacier a few years back, and took one of them back to Brainerd where his family could 'close the chapter'....

    RIP.

    tac
     
  4. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Hodgdons web site lists a starting weight of 43 grains and a max of 47.5 grains.
     
  5. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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  6. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Same weight different bullet, start low and work up.
     
  7. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    Always good advice- many thanks for all the help and assistance, guys - much appreciated.

    I'll be loading some up today - starting low - and shooting it tomorrow [our open range is open most of the time with the correct numbers of RCOs and so on].

    I'll be shooting this weight bullet in two very different rifles - my Krico 650SS and my K31-action Hammerli target rifle.

    tac
     
  8. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    You could cross reference data for the Sierra 155gr Palma HPBT match. I know this is listed in the sierra book.
     
  9. tac

    tac UK, Oregon and Ontario. Well-Known Member

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    OK - settled on 44gr load - five shots in a small hole just over .4 of an inch maximum dimension at 100m.

    That will do me just fine.

    Thanks for the help - much appreciated.

    tac
     
  10. jib

    jib Central OR Active Member

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    Swweet I love happy endings :)
     
  11. gnarl

    gnarl Sequim, WA Member

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    My favorite target load is 41.5 RL 7 behind a 125 Speer TNT. I can get the bullets in bulk,
    (Usually, last order is still backordered)
    and sling the little buggers all day!