30" Barrel Reloading Data??????

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    • #1859

      Could someone tell me where I might find some load data for a 30″ barrel for a 308 Winchester?

    • #1864
      Al Barr
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      What are you gonna use it for?

    • #1890

      Al it’s the rifle I shot in the last F-Class match when it heats up I am having heavy bolt lift with the last 4 or 5 rounds.Shooting Varget with 178 Hornady BTHP Match bullets I am thinking I may need to try maybe a powder with a faster burn rate at this time just trying to find some imfo so I don’t waste a lot of time and powder and bullets.

    • #1891
      Al Barr
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      Off the top of my head, I’d say back off on your powder charge a hair.

      That said, I’m having good results with Sierra 175 gr. MK’s, 43 gr. of Varget, Lapua brass, federal GMM primers, and setting the bullets .018 off the lands. As always, ymmv.

      A source of info on .308 target loads is AccurateShooter.com

    • #1895
      Tony Graham
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      Surrell,
      Barrel length should not have much bearing on powder charge. The will be determined by the Action/Tenon diameter. That will greatly affect the amount of pressure the case will take. If you are having a hard bolt lift, then it is too hot!

    • #1896
      Tony Graham
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      I’d say start w/ 42.2 grains of IMR 4064 and see what it looks like!

    • #1897

      Tony IMR 4064 is what I was going to try I am going to try it this weekend.My barrel seems to be more dirty with the 30″ compared to the others using the Varget.
      Thanks

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