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Started loading the .308 about 45 years ago. Started with IMR 3031 and am still using it exclusively in the .308. A good bullet to start with is the 150 grain. Have not found any big difference between Federal, Winchester and Remington brass.
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Whats the rate of twist of your barrel? I've noticed for some strange reason my 1 in 10" barrel seems to like bullet weights in the 150gr. range over the 168 match weight bullets. Maybe I just haven't found the right powder.
Mine I think is a 1in 12 twist. Not to sure I have only measured with a cleaning rod and a very tight jag and patch. The barrel has nothing on it not even a caliber it is just a big old chunk of stainless steel.

I plan on stepping it up to Laupa brass as they are the most consistent out there. They cost though boy do they cost. I might even switch to Berger bullets as well too not sure though.
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Mine I think is a 1in 12 twist. Not to sure I have only measured with a cleaning rod and a very tight jag and patch. The barrel has nothing on it not even a caliber it is just a big old chunk of stainless steel.

I plan on stepping it up to Laupa brass as they are the most consistent out there. They cost though boy do they cost. I might even switch to Berger bullets as well too not sure though.
I looked into Lapua brass very quickly...at $34/50 I decided I was never going to be a sniper!
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Started loading the .308 about 45 years ago. Started with IMR 3031 and am still using it exclusively in the .308. A good bullet to start with is the 150 grain. Have not found any big difference between Federal, Winchester and Remington brass.
I've used 3031 for my 30-30's and have achieved bolt action accuracy. I never tried it in the .308 however. Now I will have to. I began using spherical powder years ago because of the consistent throw from my powder measure.
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