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Author Topic: Hornady 308 A-Max  (Read 1157 times)

Offline SniperOne

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Hornady 308 A-Max
« on: 01:44 AM, 02/17/12 »
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  • Does anyone have any starting and max loads for the Hornady A-Max 308's in 178gr?  I have IMR 3031 / H4895 / Varget / BL-C(2).  Thanks, Sniperone

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    « Reply #1 on: 01:05 AM, 02/17/12 »
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  • I did a ladder test with the 178's and 208's in my Brux barrelled .308.  The 178's I started at 42.0 of Varget and stopped at 44.0 with VERY slight pressure signs.  The 208's started at 39.0 Varget and stopped at 41.0 with absolutely no pressure signs.  I seated each at -.010, but I don't have the OAL handy right now.

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    « Reply #2 on: 02:03 AM, 02/17/12 »
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  • I've shot the 178's before, and 44.0 grains was definitely a stopping point with Varget.

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    « Reply #3 on: 02:28 AM, 02/17/12 »
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  • I settled at 43.7 of Varget.
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