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    Load development for Rock River Arms LAR-8

    Hi every1 , have recently bought a LAR-8 and was wonderin what powders and projectiles people out there where useing for this weapon , i was hopeing to do some longrange target shooting with this thing as well as hunting deer with it as well also longrange ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by chubby View Post
    Hi every1 , have recently bought a LAR-8 and was wonderin what powders and projectiles people out there where useing for this weapon , i was hopeing to do some longrange target shooting with this thing as well as hunting deer with it as well also longrange ,
    Hello there, I not done a lot with my lar8 yet. My records show 2208 45gns, 178amax, lapua brass, fed 210 primers. Not sure on the OAL as I brought a gadget to measure from the ogive instead of the tip. Two goes at this with a .5" and .822" 5 round group. Tried Nosler 165 match and that shoots around an inch.
    Bit hot at 45 grains for my liking in an auto and I have bad extractor swipes and marks on the brass. I've since fitted an adjustable gas block which should sort out the brass issues. I expect with a little more fiddling it will be a steady sub moa rifle using a few different projectiles.
    My aim is to find the next accuracy node down from 45 grains, possibly around the 42 grain mark. Running a suppressor as we'll.
    The D is silent, hillbilly!

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    Yep iv done a bunch with the lar 8, great rifle

    Look see if this link to my vid works.

    308 Rock River Arms range LAR8 set up - YouTube

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    Have to check my load book but mine is running 44.5 2208 with 168 Nosler CC IIRC
    Same as my bolt gun load.
    Shoots really well

 

 

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