This is a post to talk about a future post in which I’ll review the load results for the 308. Got it? Long story short, I’m going to be making a range trip (indoor for sake of it getting dark early and easy or reeling in the target) to test out a load I’m working on. Have 9 different loads currently to test out with 6 rounds in each load. Running 2 3 shot groups of 168gr a-max bullets with CCI #34 primers and Varget ranging from 42.0 – 45.5 in .5gr increments. Also have an additional 15 rounds of 44gr Varget loads since my guess from others posting is that they will likely be about the sweet spot. My 308 may be different and if so i’ll just have some rounds to bump fire
As you can see by the targets posted by others (below), I’m expecting some high accuracy levels once this thing is dialed as long as I do my part. Once that’s complete, hopefully I can get a chrono average on my load so I can plug that info into my trajectory app. I’m already banging 250 and 500 everytime but my guess is that once I try out 750 and 1000 I’m going to have to be more detail oriented. Not planning on spending a lot of time at those ranges but definitely want to try them out. All hunting situations I forsee will be 300 yards and in.
So… I’ll be following up with some pictures and review of the gun and loads if I can remember to stop for a minute and take note of things in postable format and not pencil scribble in my notepad I keep with the gun!
Targets of others below. Often times these are “best group of the day” posts so we’ll see how my load finding shots and eventual consistent average groups of that load do compared to these: