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    reloading 308 win

    Hey guys so the Mrs bought me a reloading kit on Christmas and I've been caught up in life up until now wanting to give it a start! I ain't asking for an easy way, Just more of a push in the right direction for somewhat decent loads for what I've got. Would also love to know what other equipment might be required!

    Here's what I've got so far-

    Lee 50th Anniversary Kit - Presses - Reloading - Reloaders Supplies Ltd
    Lee Reloading Dies your choice of... | Trade Me
    https://www.sierrabullets.com/store/...dia-165-gr-SBT (have about 47 of these projectiles)

    On the Reloaders website of the reloading kit I've got, It states I will need
    "In addition to this great value Reloading Kit you will need: Die Set in your caliber, case length gauge or quick trim die in your caliber, loading tray, Reloading Manual and your consumables I.E. Brass, Powder, Primers & Projectiles."

    What brand of powder, brass and primer would suit a ruger mkII m77 308. winchester with the sierra 165g sbt gameking projectile?
    Thank you all for the info in advance, always a blessing to know there's always a good fella on this forum trying to help someone out

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    Adi powders would be a good place to start.
    Do you have anyone who can show you the basics otherwise youtube is pretty good for tutorials.
    Adi website has a load data section that I use.

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    Cool, you'll love shooting your own loads. Heaps of data on the net or Android apps.
    Get some digital calipers and a powder trickler. I learnt on utube but is easier if someone shows you.
    Use a good amount of lube and tighten the spindle really tight when full length sizing.

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    Just grab some ADI 2208 some Winchester, Federal or the like cases don't need to spend a fortune.

    Hopefully someone from up your way chimes in to help you get started. I'm a bit far away.

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    @Shahin

    My favourite 308 load is

    45grs w748 powder and 165gr projectiles with federal large rifle primers. But work up to this in your rifle looking for any pressure signs.

    Brass brand is not so important so long as it's all the same.

    Get yourself a Lee case length gauge and cutter for 308 so you can trim your brass to length

    See if you can find someone local to show you the basics too.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by clickbang View Post
    Adi powders would be a good place to start.
    Do you have anyone who can show you the basics otherwise youtube is pretty good for tutorials.
    Adi website has a load data section that I use.

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    Have looked on their website but they don't seem to recommend any load for the 165g sierra sbt, Honestly looks like they prefer hornardy in that projectile weight.
    Don't know anyone that could show me. (live in auckland so probably going to youtube as I go)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahin View Post
    Have looked on their website but they don't seem to recommend any load for the 165g sierra sbt, Honestly looks like they prefer hornardy in that projectile weight.
    Don't know anyone that could show me. (live in auckland so probably going to youtube as I go)
    You could start with the data for the 165g hornady SP , projectile weight is the same. Start low and work your way up
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    @Shahin

    My favourite 308 load is

    45grs w748 powder and 165gr projectiles with federal large rifle primers. But work up to this in your rifle looking for any pressure signs.

    Brass brand is not so important so long as it's all the same.

    Get yourself a Lee case length gauge and cutter for 308 so you can trim your brass to length

    See if you can find someone local to show you the basics too.

    Cheers
    Pete
    And mine is
    150g SST
    46.7ADI2208
    2.175 with comparator
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    Watching this thread with interest.
    I've got 2208, variety of projectiles 125-168gn, Lapua and Federal brass, Fiocchi, Federal 210M and quite a few CCI pre-primed cases.
    Loade singles up 45gn - 46 gn for testing - bolt lift, extraction, etc.
    These are using CCI preprimed Lapua brass, ADI2208 and Dyer HBC 155gn projectiles for the Omark target rifle. Have a comparator, but not measured CBTO yet, as still to experiment with seating depth. Estimate jump is approximately 0.005".
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    I have a 20" barrel with OB suppressor and went from 165 Gamekings pushed by 2207 to 150 SST pushed by 2206H (faster burn in my shorter barrel). Found i going get improved accuracy from the longer GK pill by having a touch back from the lands but I wasn't happy with the speed (high 2500's) before pressure signs were showing (very tight bolt lift at my most accurate node, still below max load). This prompted me to 2206H and a lighter pill. Marginally less accurate (seated just behind canular) but 2700fps with no pressure signs. I never tried the GK on meat but it was super accurate at the range - less than half MOA. the SST puts holes in deer pretty well so its my hunting round.
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    hi I'm in Auckland area I could pop around and give you a run down on what I do I load for a few different cals first thing to do is mount your press on a solid bench that's not going to move around all the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post
    @Shahin

    My favourite 308 load is

    45grs w748 powder and 165gr projectiles with federal large rifle primers. But work up to this in your rifle looking for any pressure signs.

    Brass brand is not so important so long as it's all the same.

    Get yourself a Lee case length gauge and cutter for 308 so you can trim your brass to length

    See if you can find someone local to show you the basics too.

    Cheers
    Pete
    you prefer the winchester powder over ADI, Hornady, Etc? Hmm never thought down that road, I may give it a try! What type of groupings and speeds were you getting with that set up?

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    150interloc just touching the lands 46gr vit N140 was my most accurate load.
    2208 is a good choice for 150gr and up in 308,2206h is another and better suited to the lighter weight projectiles 125 150 etc tho both can be used for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shahin View Post
    you prefer the winchester powder over ADI, Hornady, Etc? Hmm never thought down that road, I may give it a try! What type of groupings and speeds were you getting with that set up?
    Mv = 2680fps

    Accuracy = minute of deer all the way out past 300 m

    End result = bang , flop.

    Cheers
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    My standard load for Hornady 150gr is 44gr of AR2208, I was getting sticky bolt lift and riveted primers with 45gr. Start low, as others have said. I load quite a few with 150 and 170gr flatnose projectiles (30-30 type), devastating on goats as they are designed to mushroom at slower speeds (400-500fps slower).

 

 

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