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    Load info request Rem 40xbr 1966 in 308win

    Just got this older 40x in 308,load that was used for 100 Y 200 Y WAS IMR 4895 AND 168 GR SMK shot quite good
    noteing it has a 1/14 twist I was thinking maybe the 155gr SMK might work ? the other bullets I have are 168gr Berger Hybrids that work extremely well in my Rem 700 HV in .308 with 43gr Varget
    any help on loads you might share would be appreciated

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QpfsHEKFdNpJHJTq5

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    I had no idea Remington ever offered a 308 in 14" twist.

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    it it a rem bbl or aftermarket ?

    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    I had no idea Remington ever offered a 308 in 14" twist.

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    Remington 1964 40x 308

    Gun was purchased new, its all original under 500 rounds fired, ran rod with patch its 1/14 twist

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired View Post
    it it a rem bbl or aftermarket ?
    its not a BDL its 40xbr single shot, solid action

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    Quote Originally Posted by manitou210 View Post
    its not a BDL its 40xbr single shot, solid action
    Not "BDL"

    bbl

    "bbl" is the correct abbreviation for "barrel"

    People on this forum understand "40X".... people on this forum knew Mike Walker, personally.

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    Load info request Rem 40XBR 1966 in 308....

    Quote Originally Posted by manitou210 View Post
    Just got this older 40x in 308,load that was used for 100 Y 200 Y WAS IMR 4895 AND 168 GR SMK shot quite good
    noteing it has a 1/14 twist I was thinking maybe the 155gr SMK might work ? the other bullets I have are 168gr Berger Hybrids that work extremely well in my Rem 700 HV in .308 with 43gr Varget
    any help on loads you might share would be appreciated

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/QpfsHEKFdNpJHJTq5
    Back in 2008... a man named John Lewis shot a world record 5 shot group of .386" at 600yds with a Rem 308 based Benchrest HG(35 lbs) using 1-14 twist barrel. Neck turned Lapua brass,155gn Lapua bullets,Reloader 15 powder,and Winchester primers.
    Good luck....Dan

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