I have a Tikka M55 in .308, I'm new to reloading and I only shoot target with this caliber. I have been told that as its an older rifle it will have been designed to shoot a heavier load - this makes sense as the throat is extremely long. What I have been unable to find through my searches of the web is what heavier load will it have been designed to fire?
I understand every rifle is different and I should experiment with as many different bullets, powders, primers, charge weights and lengths as possible but knowing what my rifle was designed to fire in the first place would be a good starting point.
Any pointers/ info on the bullet weight the rifle was originally designed for would be gratefully received - thanks in advance.