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Thread: 168gr Amax / N140 308 loads

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    168gr Amax / N140 308 loads

    Firstly I fully understand what works in one may not work in another.
    I have two 308 rifles, one 20" and one 24", so at best one load will be a big compromise in terms of MV.
    I have Viht N140 and 168 gr Amax bullets with which to load, and would appreciate the personal experiences of this combination.
    Cheers
    Malc

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    42gr works nicely, I've used it in both 20" and 24" barrels and found it very accurate, I think you'll find there's not as much difference in MV as you may think.
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    not Amax but 168gr SMK was the most accurate load I have ever produced
    43gr dead of N140 in Norma brass
    mine was a 29" barrel though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    not Amax but 168gr SMK was the most accurate load I have ever produced
    43gr dead of N140 in Norma brass
    mine was a 29" barrel though
    damn things still shooting straight, although I believe Boydy has moved to more manly 155 SMK's
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennyc View Post
    damn things still shooting straight, although I believe Boydy has moved to more manly 155 SMK's
    good to know!
    she was a big bee-atch but so easy to load for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phaedra View Post
    42gr works nicely, I've used it in both 20" and 24" barrels and found it very accurate, I think you'll find there's not as much difference in MV as you may think.
    I run a load very close to this in a 22" Howa.
    Very accurate when I do my bit.

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    Well, gave it a go, chrono'd around 2450fps thru a 24" standard Tikka M595 barrel. Plenty accurate, but will continue to refine it. Thanks for that !

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    Lapua brass, Amax 168 gr, 42.2 gr N140, Fed primer, 26 in barrel 1:12 twist = Key hole every time.

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