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Hi Salenity
10-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Hi all, first post...
I just built a .308 AR with a 20" Balistic Advantage 1-10 barrel.
My question is at what round count can I start working up a load? The barrels current round count is 10. Is this broke in enough to get enough accuracy to work up a load or should I put a few more rounds down the tube first?

I'm going to try 168 MK but I haven't decided what powder to try first, probably H4895.

Hi Salenity
10-19-2015, 08:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/curt54321/2004%20venture/03493E02-B615-4E13-B1D5-88D3034F5C1F_zps31r8rnzi.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/curt54321/media/2004%20venture/03493E02-B615-4E13-B1D5-88D3034F5C1F_zps31r8rnzi.jpg.html)

10-19-2015, 08:09 PM
IMHO you could have started at round 1.
used those 10 shots to get the scope on paper and look at velocity data in
say 1/2 gr steps.

Hi Salenity
10-19-2015, 08:43 PM
Thanks, I wasn't sure if it needed a few rounds before it was accurate enough to work up the load.

Dusty Stevens
10-20-2015, 01:00 AM
It may get better with time but you can get on with it right now