You can get reload data on any ammo right off the internet. You don't need that $80.00 manual.Thanks you all for your help and comments. I have been reloading for a couple of years now for my .223 rem but have just got myself a steyr ssg in .308 so this cartridge is new to me. I have a speer manual that gives a max load of 42 grains of blc-2 for a 165 grain bullet (speer), my lee die paperwork quotes a max of 47.5, sierra quote 44.8 and hogdgen quote 47.2(if i remember correctly).
Its not so much a case of me wanting to load to the max, but i have a 5.2 grain variation between max loads and i want to know the true max load to keep things below that. I guess the safest bet is to take the sierra max load and keep my reloads below that, what do you think,
p.s you guys are lucky paying U.S costs a sierra reloding manual in the U.K will cost nearer $80, i am just too much of a tight *** to pay that, for data of a single cartridge.