I felt left out

Will

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#22
I actually thought about that fiver but it just bugs me. By the way I really like this rifle. It’s nothing fancy but handles good and actually doesn’t have a bad trigger.

I just can’t understand what’s different on shot number 1 than shots 2-5.
 

Ian

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#23
Lube. That bullet holds a lot of it and if it ain't right, it ain't gonna be happy. I about fell out of my chair when I saw how much 748 you were using, I quit at about 34.5 grains, but shoot a little heavier bullet (165 or so).
 

Will

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#24
My hornady manual shows a max of 38.9gr with a shorter OAL than I’m using.

Maybe I need to back it down.

This one may be a good candidate for powder coat testing. For now I need a functional hunting load to put some does down with.

I plan to shoot several does for the freezer and I would like to test the 308 hunting bullet out. I’m afraid I might be a little hard with the heat treated 50/50 but not sure with it being a hollow point.
 
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Will

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#26
Fiver I was figuring it will probably blow the nose off the bullet, especially if it finds a rib.

Ian do you think I should back it off some and give it a try?
 

fiver

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#27
I'm not a fan of backing 748 down too much.

I'd run the first cold shot over my chrono.
then run the others as a separate string, if you start seeing a pattern of about 5% variance you know what to do.
 

Ian

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#28
I ain't gonna tell you that what you have won't get it done, but it's more coyote medicine than deer medicine. HPs are for slower loads, you can't make an alloy that will hold together without a jacket and not be too brittle in the end to not explode at 2100+ fps impact velocity. I'd be looking to knock off a couple hundred fps at the muzzle and step up a few ticks in burn speed. Something like 25-26 grains of Reloder 7, or even 3031 should work well.
 

freebullet

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#29
I can tell you that bullet performs splendid on whitetail @18-1900. I'm not sure a guy could keep it from being explosive above 2200.

I didn't think your first crack with it @2500 would go great, so ya never know.