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308 ladder test
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:49:59 AM »
I decided to develope a new load for my Remington Varmit .308Win with the bullet seated .020 off the lands. Itís awesome to see what just a few grains Does to group sizes. I definitely found my load. 165grn Hornady SSTís on top of Varget.

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2020, 11:08:54 AM »
Nice. 

Yeah, I stumbled on a similar load with 165's Varget (partitions and AB). 

If anyone is interested in getting started reloading, grab a .308 Win, a 165 grain traditional projectile, and some Varget.  It's almost too easy and a great confidence builder.

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 11:21:27 AM »
I always try and finish up with three 5 shot groups .2 grains each way of your chosen load, and most importantly, at 200 yards.

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2020, 12:40:54 PM »
Definitely a confident booster in the reloading aspect. I never expected to get a group like that from a used rifle. 165ís and varget are made for each other.

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 01:15:54 PM »
Wow, that is pretty.  There is nothing my gratifying than rolling your own, and on top of that getting results like that.  Nicely done

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2020, 11:11:30 PM »
Exactly. Thanks!

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 06:42:29 AM »
Nice work.  Iím working up loads for my 308 varmint as well. I just may have to give these 165s a try.  Did a full charge weight work up on the 185 juggernauts with varget and didnít find anything too interesting.
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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2020, 08:02:02 PM »
Got my loads ready for 600 yrd Ladder test .    Had pretty good luck using a ladder at 600 to tune for 1000. 
My buddy said it looks like christmas. 


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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2020, 08:24:13 PM »
Hahaha, yes it does. Thatís cool. Never heard of load development at 600yds. Post results.

I shot my 308 at 1000yds in eberg last month....39moa of elevation. Thatís all my rifle had and it worked.

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2020, 01:57:57 PM »
Well I collected some data today with 500 yard ladder test for 30Ē 338 Proof Barreled Lapua       

Shooting virgin brass so expect es to tighten up on reloading.   
Got a starting point anyway .



Took along my beat up 40 year-old 300 win mag Vanguard out to try some factory 215 Bergers thru it.   No brake and trigger is stiff so it hops off the rest when you shoot.   Go figure it put 4 in a 2.5Ē group at 500. 

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2020, 06:59:22 PM »
Not attempting to hijack my own thread but I built this stand today with my new 20 inch target. My goal with this says target is for a 1 mile shot. I hit 1450 yards with a 12Ē target two weeks ago, so whatís another 310 yards?😂😂

Iím attempting this feet with a custom 300 Remington ultra mag topped with a vortex Viper PST II 5-25 FFP. 

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2020, 07:06:55 PM »
Stand looks good. VDoable at a mile !  But 1450 with 12Ē is tough.    Last time out my son hit 10Ē at 1000 yd cold bore first shot   I said wanta try again?  Nope, Iím dialed in! , he said. 

20Ē at 1000 takes not over 2 shots, but at a mile hope for low wind.....

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2020, 07:16:51 PM »
1 mile is where things get fun for me.  So many variables.  Never have set up steel for the 1m I just find a 1 moa rock or real close to that.   Rum is more than capable at that range.   I think where the rum really shines is with heavies! Like the 245 eol
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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2020, 07:22:07 PM »
Mag, your boy had it right, end on a good note👍😂

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Re: 308 ladder test
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2020, 07:26:35 PM »
Ya, I have thought about shooting heavier bullets but this thing is a laser with 200grn eldx At 3120fps.

I have been working on understanding wind. I ignore my kestral wind readings at my firing position And read mirage At the target and adjust from there. I learned that from my army sniper buddy who i took out shooting a couple weeks ago. I was doing it all wrong. Donely thing I use my Kestral for now is environmental factors.

 


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