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Info. on reloading .308 for a 20" barrel

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cdl1179, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. cdl1179

    cdl1179 Salem Or Member

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    I'm trying to find load data for .308 Win out of a 20" barrel for long distance shooting. Any info. on bullet weight, powder charge, velocity would be great.

    Thanks,
    Cdl
     
  2. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    start with the palma 155gr bullets. I don't give out load data, but hodgdon does. The 20" is an odd critter, mine really likes 175's and 155's but not 168's. Varget and IMR3031 are the best performers in this cartridge
     
  3. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Try hornady 165gr SST with 46.0grs of Varget this has been a very good load in my rifle out to 400yrds.
     
  4. SAR1846

    SAR1846 Oregon Member

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    Try 168's or 175's with Re15... works well.
     
  5. CavVet

    CavVet Seattle Member

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  6. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Look to the best annual finishers of Hunters Benchrest shooters; I think the results might be published online.
    Gives Bbl.; action; case; primer;score.
    25 in approx. a nickle dia. possibly dime or smaller at 300 yrds. with a 6X scope make them the ones nationally to learn from. Mostly a 308 Win or shorter case derivative.
    Barrels generally are 20" more or less.
     
  7. f3rr37

    f3rr37 Portland New Member

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    I've got a Rem 700 SPS Tactical (18" barrel), the furthest I've taken it out to was ~520yrds, and we (group of friends and I) were successfully picking off clay pigeons at that distance, of the 6 rounds we fired between all of us (we were pressed for time) all 6 founds their targets.

    I load up the following and have pretty good success. :
    Sierra Match King 175gr
    43.0gr IMR4064
    CCI BenchRest2 Primers
    Lapua brass