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Favorite 308 loads

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by avvidclif, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. avvidclif

    avvidclif RFTW 2010

    Aug 30, 2017
    Van Zandt County
    Ok I have some Hornady 308 168gr ELD Match and some Sierra 168gr TMP bullets and looking for load suggestions. I thought I would start with Varget @ 41.5gr and ladder up. Hornady shows the max at 44gr. Sierra's new book isn't out for a few days so going to try the same load for both bullets and see which one the rifle likes. Not for hunting, one hole paper punch

    Bergara HMR-14 20" barrel 1-10 twist
    Cases are Federal Match, once fired, trimmed, flash hole cut, neck sized
    CCI BR-2 primers
    COAL 2.800

    Thoughts, suggestions?

  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

    Nov 22, 2008
    Red River Way
    When I had one I ran 155 Sierra Palma (2156) and varget.

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  3. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas
    I always used 175 or 178 grain bullets and IMR 4064 but I think you are on the right track with those componants.

    308 works well with a pretty wide variety of options.
  4. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    I'd have to dig them our but for hunting I had two different loads both 180 grains one was with the old Barnes blue coated bullet the other was combined technologies ballistic tips. I worked them up for Africa and the both worked like a charm. My buddy took his leopard with the ballistic tip

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