Yesterday trapper popped round and we loaded some rounds for his .308win. we used his own sako brass. some 150 gr nosler solid base round nose boat tailed bullets. they are unfashionably stubby looking (not trapper, the bullets). Used reloader 15 CCI primers.
worked up the load from the 45 gr min towards 49 gr max.
45 was ok about an inch.
46 was ok about 1.5 inch
47 was ace, the 3 shots were a one hole group at 100 yards
48 was ok about 1.5 inch but there was a bright spot on the base of the case where the ejector plunger is.
49 was slightly compressed. one shot blew out the primer! quite a pressure jump. the rest of the group not fired.
That group at 47 was fantastic. probably the best bit of rifle shooting i have ever seen. I think the round will be a great very hard hitting deer round with match accuracy.
well done roy.
his shooting prowess is clearly rivalled only by my reloading genius