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    308 starter loads please

    ok lads im going to load 150gr spitzers with Varget for my first loads on the new 20" 308 Ruger

    anyone got some data to help me get started when the dies get here.

    load so far.

    150 spizer flat bottom
    varget powder ??
    cci large rifle primers
    win brass (its all i have just now )
    Ruger M77 MKII with a 20" barrel and a 1/10 tr.

    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    ok lads im going to load 150gr spitzers with Varget for my first loads on the new 20" 308 Ruger

    anyone got some data to help me get started when the dies get here.

    load so far.

    150 spizer flat bottom
    varget powder ??
    cci large rifle primers
    win brass (its all i have just now )
    Ruger M77 MKII with a 20" barrel and a 1/10 tr.

    thank you

    bob.
    HI bob just looked up my lee manual and qoute the following

    bullet:150 grn jacked
    powder:varget
    min load:44grns
    max load:47 grns
    min oal:2.800"

    this should get you started as always start at min and work your way up, you will get to love the 308 good luck D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlz90 View Post
    HI bob just looked up my lee manual and qoute the following

    bullet:150 grn jacked
    powder:varget
    min load:44grns
    max load:47 grns
    min oal:2.800"

    this should get you started as always start at min and work your way up, you will get to love the 308 good luck D
    cheers big man i was looking at about 44gr as a start load, lets see how we get on, as the dies have arrived,

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    Hi There,
    You can download Hodgdon and vithavouri reloading data just Google the manufacturer. Best thing is that the data is updated and you can copy the data onto a memory stick for use off-line.
    44 grns sounds about right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EssBee View Post
    Hi There,
    You can download Hodgdon and vithavouri reloading data just Google the manufacturer. Best thing is that the data is updated and you can copy the data onto a memory stick for use off-line.
    44 grns sounds about right.
    thank you bud

    a pen and paper will have to do for now, still waiting for an op and still not allowed to go to work so funds are tight, i just have to buy what i can afford/really need.

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    the brass kindly given to me for free has just come through the door, i think a trip to the gun room is called for after lunch,

    thank you sika for the brass and

    floyd for the heads when they get here.


    i have a few 150 gr heads i can load now and they will help me set her up.

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