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AMMASHOOTA
05-05-2012, 10:00 AM
The good advice I have gotten here has been paying off in spades. I shot a 0.180 yesterday (3 shots, 100 yards), the best I have ever done.

The 308 I built and barreled was shooting around the low 3's with 150g bullets seated for a mag. I started working with 180g bullets about a month ago, trying various powders and yesterday with 180 SMK's seated just touching the lands, with 43.3g of IMR-4895 (slightly sticky bolt lift at 82 degrees F.), I shot this great group.

I was shooting 3 shot groups because I was still doing load development -- I realize that I need to duplicate this with a bunch of 5 shot groups before I have legitimate bragging rights, but the notions of bigger bullets, seating into the lands, consistent neck tension, etc., really does make a difference.

TomD
05-05-2012, 07:30 PM
If EVERYTHING we say is always correct, you have an unresistant impulse to give money to ....

AMMASHOOTA
05-05-2012, 07:49 PM
If EVERYTHING we say is always correct, you have an unresistant impulse to give money to ....

just send me your address and how much you need...

TomD
05-05-2012, 08:48 PM
just send me your address and how much you need...

Heh!

Very happy that you've found that tuning a load to your rifle works. There's no telling where that thought leads you.

Roy Allain
05-06-2012, 04:10 PM
Have you tried Varget?

It works great in the 308 and a buncha other ones.

Roy

AMMASHOOTA
05-06-2012, 05:37 PM
Have you tried Varget?

It works great in the 308 and a buncha other ones.

Roy

This barrel absolutely abhors Varget. Go figure...

Roy Allain
05-07-2012, 10:40 AM
Verrrry interesting. Hmmm.:confused:

mike in co
05-07-2012, 11:44 AM
roy..i have not had good luck with varget either..just goes to showya..all bbls are diff....
it may do generic loads of 1 moa..but no really small groups for me and various 308's
mike in co

Verrrry interesting. Hmmm.:confused: