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First 308 loads and quick accuracy review

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April 27, 2019, 09:53 AM
usncorpsman
First 308 loads and quick accuracy review
Hello guys,

I loaded my first 308 ammo a few days ago and was able to test them yesterday. The gun is a LMT MWS with 3.5 power Trijicon TA11 with 308 BDC.

Loads were:

Hornady 168gr BTHP
44gr Varget
Win LRP
Win Brass Trimmed 2.005
OAL 2.79 - 2.80

Hornady 168gr BTHP
44.5gr Varget
Win LRP
Win Brass Trimmed 2.005
OAL 2.79 - 2.80

Hornady 168gr BTHP
42gr IMR 4064
Win LRP
Win Brass Trimmed 2.005
OAL 2.79 - 2.80

Hornady 168gr BTHP
43gr IMR 4064
Win LRP
Win Brass Trimmed 2.005
OAL 2.79 - 2.80

Shot #1 was from a cold barrel. I should have used it as a fouling shot as the next 4 shots using the 44gr of Varget went into the same hole. Not bad at all from a 3.5x optic. That will be my new load. The 43gr of 4064 did very good as well. To be honest, a higher power optic and getting around to changing out the factory trigger with my Larue MBT will have all those groups at MOA.

I am insanely impressed with the 44gr Varget load.

**I wrote IMR 4062 on the paper, but used 4064**



All groups were 5 shots at 100 meters.

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April 28, 2019, 01:35 PM
RNshooter
That 44gr Varget load looks like the one! I don't know if you could find a better group.
It must be nice, to find your rifle's favorite, on your first outing Smile

Maybe report back with groups from that load at 200, 300, 400 and beyond. I would be interested in seeing if it holds them same MOA at longer distances or changes drastically.

Bruce




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