hornady .308 168gr fmjbt loads

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maxpress

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so i got my hornady ap press and i get 1000 free rounds for it. i have decided on the bullet listed above.

anyone have really accurate loads for this.
 

DGW1949

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I'm a Sierra guy....never used a Hornady in that weight.

IMR4895 works very well in match tuned gas guns but Varget seems to be the latest rage for the M1A guys.
I've had good results with H4895 in a Savage bolt gun but much prefered IMR4895 in the .308 Garand that I used in matches one year.

I'm a big believer in Federal Match Primers. In fact, I use them exclusively...even in my 30-30 hunting loads.

Can't help with an exact load. That'll vary by action type, chamber/throat deminsions, AOL requirements, gas port location, and/or other factors.
A good place to start would be to get ahold of one of the Techs at Seirra, give them as much info about your gun as you can and get their input. They'll be glad to help and don't care who's bullet you are using.
You can e-mail 'em or call. They stay busy though, so you gotta be perty-lucky to get one on the phone your first couple of tries.
Either way, their contact info is on their website.

Hope this helps.

DGW
 

maxpress

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yeah i guess i shoulda said what the gun was huh. its a remington 700 tactical with a 20" bull barrell

im kinda in the same boat. i have good loads but i just have never used hornady bullets.
 

Chief 101

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I shot both the Hornady and the Sierra in a Remington bolt gun years ago and you couldn't tell which one you were using as they both shot to the same place and made the same groups. By the way I was using IMR 4895 at the time, always been a good choice. Chief aka Maxx Load
 
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