Light 308 Bullets
Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:06 PM
Most research just had the same answer from other forums that if you already have a good deer load why bother something lighter. But hey, they're available and there is load data so why not right?
Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:38 PM
I have loaded the hornady 100 gr short jackets for my Rem 600 . accuracy was about a 2" group at 100yds .
Citori 725 Sporting
Citori Lighting Micro
Citori Lighting 20 ga
A5 ( not your grandpa's A5 )
Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:52 AM
If you want some light loads.. get a .243 .. good excuse for a new rifle..
- Browning BLR PG, .300wsm
- Savage Model 111, .270win
- Savage Model 11, .243
- My trusty 1958 Winchester model 12, 12ga
- Limbsaver dz30, Easton FMJ and a muzzy
Posted 08 December 2016 - 12:04 PM
Posted 12 December 2016 - 06:31 PM
I have loaded 110 V-Max in 30-06 and 300 Win Mag both quite accurate. The 300 could only handle about 15 before it needed a real good cleaning. 3500 fps was almost taking the jackets off them.
Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:29 PM
Posted 12 December 2016 - 08:39 PM
I've used the speer Plinkers and Hornady short jacket (designed for 30M1 carbine), and others, for offhand plinking with suitable accuracy for 200 yd offhand plinking with hunting 308s. Regular bbls over rev these bullets so those who want extreme accuracy with light 30 cal have gone with 1 in 14" twist. Benchrest score matches have been won with the 30BR cartridge in 1/14 twist (part of the advantage being fatter bullet easier to touch the target ring line or the centre target dot)
Posted 12 December 2016 - 10:46 PM
Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:08 PM
I think you might find accuracy acceptable especially if loaded down a bit...here with these short bullets it's often really long jump to the lands, nice to have a real crisp throat for that; I seat them as long as possible with still giving adequate bullet tension. Sometimes can find 110 varminter or other hollow points cheap in part boxes at shows
Posted 16 December 2016 - 01:14 PM
Posted 05 January 2017 - 06:32 PM
Only downside I see is reloading data is very vague for it. Nosler had some data but only one powder matches mine. Hodgdon website only had data for Barnes bullets which I don't think crosses over well due to them being full copper and different lengths because of it.
I could use the data for Hornady 110 vmax I suppose as they have a couple other powders I have.
Even the COL for 110 pills is all over the board. So i took Noslers "as tested" length and seated a little bit longer than it just to start safely.
I will post my range results once I get out!
Posted 15 February 2017 - 06:24 PM
PM me your email address and I'll send you enough data to keep you shooting for awhile.
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