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Old 08-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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I was pleasantly surprised with one of my .308 loads while at the range recently. I was testing different loads in my Savage 10FLP bolt-action rifle. I shot two really good groups using the 168-grain Hornady A-Max and the Lupua 167-grain Scenar. I brought along a box of loads I had made using the Nosler 168-grain HPBT. I bought a couple boxes of the Nosler bullets at a time when they were the only ones available. I had never tested them until recently when I brought some along for practice. I shot a pretty nice four-shot group with them. The dime is covering this group. I was using IMR 4064powder. I used a OAL of 2.80 because I also shoot these loads through my M1A. For what it is worth, I have never crimped my .308 loads nor have I yet to experience any problems as a result.





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Very nice group. I will have to try some 4064 in my .308
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Nicely done. Nice grouping.

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I used 41.5 grains of 4064 for this load.

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I was pleasantly surprised with one of my .308 loads while at the range recently. I was testing different loads in my Savage 10FLP bolt-action rifle. I shot two really good groups using the 168-grain Hornady A-Max and the Lupua 167-grain Scenar. I brought along a box of loads I had made using the Nosler 168-grain HPBT. I bought a couple boxes of the Nosler bullets at a time when they were the only ones available. I had never tested them until recently when I brought some along for practice. I shot a pretty nice four-shot group with them. The dime is covering this group. I was using IMR 4064powder. I used a OAL of 2.80 because I also shoot these loads through my M1A. For what it is worth, I have never crimped my .308 loads nor have I yet to experience any problems as a result.
How many yards away?
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How many yards away?
I was shooting at 100 yards. I always use this distance to test my rifle loads. The range I use does not have a longer shooting distance. I would like to try some shots at 200 yards or more.


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