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TAC / 168gr SMK

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Benchrest, May 24, 2014.

  1. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    I've had a couple pounds sitting in the drawer for about a year, ignoring them for pet loads in 202, RL15, & 8208.

    Loaded ten rounds up last weekend for today's shoot.

    I have a new pet load :)

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  2. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Looks good,I've been running tac with 180gr loads in my .308.
     
  3. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Not where I thought I was going to end up but TAC and 168gr SMK is where I ended my search.
    What charge did you use?
     
  4. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    42gr (Usual: Only use published load data!).

    Have had it for over a year, finally decided to crack the seal and try it. Spent most of my time with RL15, 202, XBR, & 4064.

    Loaded another 20 to see what I can do at 400 & 750 ;)

    And PM me, I need to buy some 10mm bullets!


    Jason


     
  5. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Now I just need to find a powder thrower that works with TAC!
     
  6. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    I'm using my redding BR-30 throws tac well.
     
  7. Old Wanderer

    Old Wanderer Bonney Lake Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am running 2k rounds of 5.56 through my Dillion 650 right now. I check the power throw every 100 rounds, it has not varied. Running 26.2 grs of TAC. My 8# will be gone. :s0106:(But I will ready for the Zombies)

    For my 308, I settled on 2000 MR. I have a Rem 700 HB with a 22 " barrel shooting 175 gr SMK, and silencer. The 2000 MR gives me 2602 fps with a SD of 12. :D
     
  8. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    That's about what I'm doing with IMR3031 with a .308 168gr. I don't see much reason to change it with what you got there. I've got a few lbs of TAC in the cabinet, I havn't had a chance to crack into it and try it with some 155 and 135gr. Also wanted to try it with some barnes in .223.
     
  9. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    What charge of 3031 (I have a few pounds, but have only tried one load)?

    That result was off a bipod - Need to invest in a rest!