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#1 Beretta28g

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Ok, i have just got myself a .308, and am wondering what rounds to use. It is at the moment(will be a deer rifle in the future) a target rifle, so expanding is a no-no. I was kinda thinking of seeing if i could get any mil surp 7.62 NATO Ball, or perhaps some Privi £60/100 I will be reloading in the future have i overlooked anything obvious, and what do others reccomend?


After looking through the reloading manual, i cant find any data for my current powder (Reloder 22) anywhere for .308. The Most wildly used is Varget but at £44/1lb its blasted expensive for what is a plinking round. What powders are others using for cheap .308 rounds.




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Edited by Beretta28g, 01 November 2012 - 12:10 AM.


#2 Dougy

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Try SMK, 150 / 165 and reloader 15.. Or viht 140

#3 Harnser

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:54 AM

You really should be looking at vit 140 powder for your .308 . I only load one load for my .308 and that its 45 grains of vit 140 behind a 150 grain soft point bullet . You dont have to use expanding bullets .

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:12 PM

whats up found the 6.5 didn't have enough clout :whistling:

at those prices really the privi is worth a try, otherwise when on deer Varget does work well but as you say reasonably expensive till you factor in everything else when it turns into a drop in the ocean :lol:

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

lapua scenar for target 155 grn 150grn sierra gameking on deer. powder goes to N140. factory rounds whatever you can get in non exp for targets leave the military junk

#6 Beretta28g

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

I still have and use the 6.5 on deer, my .308 is a TARGET rifle, but in the future i MAY use it on deer.

So Vhit N140 seems to be the powder, what for something like a A-Max?

#7 Redgum

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:12 PM

I use varget and 150gr sierra gamekings for larger deer, will move to Viht 140 when it runs out as true, Varget aint cheap. I use Viht 160 for 243 rnds.One thing about Varget though ( but this may be just another great thing about the 308 ), I stripped my P8 down for a clean last weekend after nearly 200rnd, no need, it was pretty clean so just re assembled, wish the 243 was the same.

#8 baconbuttie

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

See if you can get some TR140, here it's £55 a kilo and is similar to N140. I use it in my 22-250 and 7mm-08.

Agree with Varget being cleaner though.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

whats up found the 6.5 didn't have enough clout :whistling:

at those prices really the privi is worth a try, otherwise when on deer Varget does work well but as you say reasonably expensive till you factor in everything else when it turns into a drop in the ocean :lol:

The 6.5 is actually a very good round, not saying you said it wasnt, Im just saying with my opinion. More poke than a .243 and hits like a 308 without the knock behind it/exit wound to match.

Edited by 12borejimbo, 01 November 2012 - 10:11 PM.


#10 Vince Green

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:20 AM

They use a lot of Privi at bisley and people seem happy with it out to 600yds. beyond that they tend to buy the more specialist ammo.

Edited by Vince Green, 04 November 2012 - 07:23 AM.


#11 Dekers

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

lapua scenar for target 155 grn 150grn sierra gameking on deer. powder goes to N140. factory rounds whatever you can get in non exp for targets leave the military junk


Without getting into the .308 and 7.62 debate the Radway Green 7.62 that I have from 1985 is excellent! :good:

#12 Dekers

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:54 AM

They use a lot of Privi at bisley and people seem happy with it out to 600yds. beyond that they tend to buy the more specialist ammo.


PRVI make several types of .308 for deer and target use, without doubt they are worth trying. :yes: :yes:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:55 AM

43 grains of vit 140, with a Lapua scenar 155 lump in the front , V bulls most of the time at 600yds for me

#14 ste12b

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

155 SMK, Viht n140, federal primer and Lapua brass. An excellent round in my remington :good:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:31 PM

168gr Nosler Custom Competition or Hornady A-Max over 41gr of either VihtN140 or TR140 (£55/kilo)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

We use a lot of this stuff and its good. Not worth reloading. They have some plinking ammo for £35. Try and find some NORINCO, suprisingly good for the price.


http://www.ammo-zone...ss=7.62mm (.308)

Edited by Vince Green, 11 November 2012 - 09:07 AM.





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