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#1 CRANE OPERATOR

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:35 PM

I seem to always come back to you guys for expert advice ;) i am very fimiliar with the reloading of my 30 06 rifle and it's .308 bullets.

But for a 308 cal rifle what size bullets would this firearm use?
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:46 PM

the same bullet as your 30-06
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 08:54 PM

ok that was easy enough....on the cableals website what size dies should i order for him? for the 308 rifle

here is the website and list of different die sizes

http://www.cabelas.c...ection=&ID=3543
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:27 PM

lee,rcbs,hornady all make 308 dies,yes those lee dies will work great..I been loading 308 win for many years its my favorite caliber if u need to know anything about that caliber u can email me with any question..coryjessome@hotmail.com
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:05 PM

You will want to order .308 win dies.Cabelas list the .308 and .307 together as the brass is basicly the same .the difference being the .307 is a rimed case for use in the 94 style lever rifles.the .308 is refered to as a rimless case as the rim is very close to the diameter of the case.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:15 AM

Thanks so much guys :) the father inlaw was down the other day looking at my lee anniversy kit, he was very interested, His birthday is comming up so so i figured this would be a great gift...
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:40 AM

get RCBS .308 dies-- no question :)

didn't say what type of gun you are loading for.
So just in case..If its a Browning BLR - (lever action) or an autoloader I d recommend to use Small base dies.
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 11:31 AM

But for a 308 cal rifle what size bullets would this firearm use?


As for bullets - .308 diameter.
id say stick to the 150-165gr range (am a fan of nosler accubonds)

I find that the 180gr bullets seat a little far into the shorter case of the 308 for me...
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Posted 30 May 2011 - 05:28 PM

agreed, anything heavier that a 165 grain slug and you should have the '06 slinging them IMO. But for anything in this part of the country a 308 will do just fine.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

all americain .30 cal use .308 bullets for the most part 30-06, 308, 307, 30-30, 303 savage, (NOT 303 British it is .311 to .313), 300, 30-40, you realy should check a reloading book and not take peoples works on things like this, ABC's of reloading has charts in it on bullet size and wickapeada has info on almost all bullets.
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Posted 28 September 2011 - 07:59 PM

Varget is one of the best powders for the .308 Win..........my Win 100 likes Win 760 and the 150gr bullet................Harold
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:58 AM

ok that was easy enough....on the cableals website what size dies should i order for him? for the 308 rifle

here is the website and list of different die sizes

http://www.cabelas.c...ection=&ID=3543



Lee dies are excellent. I would order the pacesetter 3 die set and the collet die as well for neck sizing. Or order the deluxe die set that gives you the collet die as well as the full length die, and then also order the factory crimp die seperately as it comes in handy for rounds that are just neck sized, but you plan on hunting with them. If you are going to neck size make sure they will cycle properly in your rifle before you hunt with them.
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Posted 04 October 2011 - 09:36 PM

get RCBS .308 dies-- no question :)

didn't say what type of gun you are loading for.
So just in case..If its a Browning BLR - (lever action) or an autoloader I d recommend to use Small base dies.



Yes - Browning makes their rifle chambers on the tight side of SAAMI spec. For what its worth, I've a BLR in .308 that absolutely loves 150 gr Hornady flat-base bullets over BL©-2 powder. Easily shoots consistent .75 inch groups - so impressive from a lever action!
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