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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Well, trip to the range this weekend was productive...

    Comfortably got the 125gr AB's doing 3000fps and 150gr BT's doing 2860fps! Both just under MOA accuracy, not bad for a 16" tube!

    Think my plan is going to be to load some 150gr AB's for close range bush work this roar and 150gr BT's for any longer shots (>100m)

    Think this should work well with luck.

    Thanks for the help so far chaps!
    From my experience the ABs go best at full speed (ie >3000fps MV) even at close range. I think the BTs would be the go at 2860.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    From my experience the ABs go best at full speed (ie >3000fps MV) even at close range. I think the BTs would be the go at 2860.
    Hmmm interesting to hear, you had bad experiences with sub 3000MV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Hmmm interesting to hear, you had bad experiences with sub 3000MV?
    Hes got a 270, its always sub 3000
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunty1 View Post
    Hmmm interesting to hear, you had bad experiences with sub 3000MV?
    Not so much bad, but they don't seem to kill anywhere near as quick once they slow down a bit.
    I have used the 30 cal 125s in my 308 at close on 3000fps and 165gn 30cal in my 300wm at 3200fps and I noticed as the range extended (>150 yards for the 308 and >300 yards for the 300wm) the animals didn't drop as fast. Still killed them (reds and sika mostly) but they did tend to travel father than I liked with what was a good chest shot.
    Personally, if launching them at 2860 I would stick to the BTs (which I use in my 7mmRM and have a lot of faith in).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Hes got a 270, its always sub 3000
    No longer a 270 owner @Gibo but did use the 140gn Abs in it when I had it (@3000fps). They were my favourite.
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    Does anyone have a starting charge weight for 2206 for 165/168gr projectiles in 308? @Gibo I see you've been using the 165s.

    Am wanting to try some 168 ELD-Ms out in the next few days so need to know roughly where to start for a ladder test.

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    Using 44.5 grains bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambnz View Post
    Does anyone have a starting charge weight for 2206 for 165/168gr projectiles in 308? @Gibo I see you've been using the 165s.

    Am wanting to try some 168 ELD-Ms out in the next few days so need to know roughly where to start for a ladder test.
    Start around 42. You’ll likely go warmer, but it’ll still poke them along to get you going.

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    @sambnz i run 46gr 2208 with a 165gr sierra HPBT and shoots 0.5-0.75 MOA out of a 16.5" tikka 308. MV is around 2530fps

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    Have loaded up some 168gr ELD-Xs last week. Got them doing 2635 out of a 17" Tikka which is going well. Something around the 43.5gr mark I think of 2206H. Tried going hotter but started getting some ejector marks.

    Shot a couple of goats over the weekend and nearly took the head off the poor things. Neck shot on both at around 70m and both dropped like a sack of potatoes.

    Happy so far.
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