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    reloading for a 15inch 308

    Just thinking of what projectiles and powder to buy to reload for the first time. So i have got a 15inch 308 with a 1 in 10th twist i want to shoot from 10 to 350, I was thinking of 165 grain sst but i dont know what powder to use?2206? Can you even get these to go around 2500 ftps in a 15 inch barrel? will probably go with Accubond 125 grain and h335 but liked the energy (and price) of the 165 sst.
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    110g Barnes ttsx will do all you want,I load 2206h in 16in suppressed barrel,accurate and deadly,light recoil as well.get them running fast.150g sst is another good long range pill ,do a lot of meat damage up close tho.

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    14.5, 130gr ttsx at 3023fps
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    14.5, 130gr ttsx at 3023fps
    Of course if you want to shoot beyond 350 then the 165 might be a better choice

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    Not a 308 but i have a 15inch 7mm08 i gained 100fps going from 2206h to 2208, 2208 140NBT 2675fps

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    Might be some useful info in here https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....g-loads-39817/

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    With my 15" 708 i started off light and fast, ended up going heavier, sure its slower but more retained energy out further.

    I run a 140gr NBT at 2720 fps, id be happy to shoot a deer at 400-500 yards if i had too. A 150gr from the 15" 308 should achieve the same without issue.

 

 

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