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    hornady or speer are my favourite projectiles...boat tails are nicer/easier to load....but there isnt much in it.
    ball powder/fine grained powder measures easier/better through volumn than chunky stuff
    so the likes of winchester 748 powder MAY be better place to start.
    if you looking to shoot more paper than anything else...or goat/fallow sized animals...or you pretty new to centrefire,a projectile in the 125-130 grn range will give you less felt recoil .

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    Hi there, piggy backing onto this thread I am looking for subsonic loads for a 308 to shoot over a pup who is almost ready for the hills. Never reloaded but seems like the best option using some recipes for 151gr cast bullets. Donít need a huge volume so is this still the best option to give it a try on the cheap?

    https://www.reloaders.co.nz/shop/Rel...x54+90243.html

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    To the OP, please give this reloading manual by Richard Lee a read too, free pdf is available here: http://marvinstuart.com/firearm/Manu...%20-%20ocr.pdf

    Important to understand what you are trying to achieve, the theory is simple and in reality all the maths and hard work have already been done for you.

    People can get in trouble when reloading if they try 'outside the box' loads. Trying to shoot a bullet excessively fast or with a severely reduced charge (not subsonic, think the 10 grains of blue dot/shotgun powder for a bottleneck rifle case type of load).

    Keep it simple and load to mag length, don't chase the lands
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    Quote Originally Posted by caberslash View Post
    To the OP, please give this reloading manual by Richard Lee a read too, free pdf is available here: http://marvinstuart.com/firearm/Manu...%20-%20ocr.pdf

    Important to understand what you are trying to achieve, the theory is simple and in reality all the maths and hard work have already been done for you.

    People can get in trouble when reloading if they try 'outside the box' loads. Trying to shoot a bullet excessively fast or with a severely reduced charge (not subsonic, think the 10 grains of blue dot/shotgun powder for a bottleneck rifle case type of load).

    Keep it simple and load to mag length, don't chase the lands
    Thanks for that, I have got some now de-primed and necked sized brass.
    Need to get some components now and get into making some ammo.
    Thanks for the link to the pdf, I had been looking for some reading on the subject.

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