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    308 loads?

    So does anyone have any good loads for 308?

    cheers James

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    Replies will depend on what you wish to shoot, targets , vermin or Deer .

    HWH.

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    my bad

    sorry yes i mean for hunting!

    James

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    For Foxes & vermin :-
    47gr Varget, Rem. 9.5 std primer, 130gr Speer HP bullet, WW Super or Lapua brass.

    For Deer :-
    47.25gr Varget, Fed.210 Match primer, WW Super brass, 150gr Hornady RN Soft-point bullet.

    Both shoot better than half-inch groups at 100yds in my Sako but all loads should be worked up to due to different firearm tolerances.

    HWH.

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    44gr of Vhit 140, CCI Primer, 150gr Gameking head.

    Keyhole at 100m with my Tikka T3

    TJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by tartinjock
    44gr of Vhit 140, CCI Primer, 150gr Gameking head.

    Keyhole at 100m with my Tikka T3

    TJ
    44gn's n140 + 150gn bullet is the universal .308 load

    you can spend hours looking for the second and third hole out of my R93 (and no i'm not missing the target!)

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    44 grains of Varget under 150gr Sierra Gameking shoots less than an inch and gets about 2650 fps off the chrono. The new chrono, not the old one. Thats another story!

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    The target below was shot at a DMQ style 12 shot deerstalkers shoot in April, 100m simulated hi-seat 6 shots, 70m sitting 3 shots and 40m standing 3 shots, [I made a cock-up here and dropped one point, all the low shots on the Buck target were off the sticks.]
    2nd in comp with 119/120 , it was won by William Wykes with a perfect 120/120 !

    This was the first load I mentioned utilising the Speer 130gr HP bullet.


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    Lapua brass, CCI Bench Rest primers

    44 grns Vit N140, 150grn Sierra Gameking.

    Clover leaf groups at 100yrd and less than an 1inch at 200yrds puts them down well out of a SAKO 85.

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    What sort of trajectory are the 150grainers chucking?....are they flat shooting?
    Im using 123g at the mo for deer and fox (sako factory) but would like something a bit heavier for some plains game in Feb.

    Keith

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