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loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max

01 Nov 2014
@ 01:47 am (GMT)

Bryan Webster

My Hornady manual version 9, shows that your .308 Win article recommends muzzle velocities that seem to be a bit above maximum listed.

My rifle is the Remington 700P LTR in .308 and I have been working up loads, so when I read your article about the A-Max bullets, I became quite interested. Can you perhaps post or email me the load that you used to obtain the 2700fps. I will start loading a few rounds in 2 grain increments closer to the max shown in the manual and see how it goes in the meantime.

Due to the freebore in this rifle, I have been loading to maximum COAL as published in the Hornady manual. Have been getting well under .5 moa with the 155 gr A-Max bullets.

Thanks in advance.

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01 Nov 2014
@ 02:11 am (GMT)

Mike Neeson

Re: loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max
Hi Bryan, see thread below.
http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/18/thread/4756.html

Mike
01 Nov 2014
@ 02:40 am (GMT)

Mike Neeson

Re: loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max
Sorry Bryan just a quick note, when you read the "COAL" article, you can probably just fast forward to the last two paragraphs - or there abouts.

Hope this helps.

Mike

PS. in my SPS Tactical I was getting about 2670 FPS with this load. AS the barrel opened up (from getting rusty!) velocity went up to 2710 fps. I have a new barrel now and have to go through my load testing again. Good Luck!
16 Nov 2014
@ 12:50 pm (GMT)

Bryan Webster

Re: loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max
Thanks, and sorry for the time replying to your post.

I resolved the issue with the Amax seating using a headspace gauge and set the overall length to what my magazine would allow making sure the bullet had enough in the case neck to be flsuh with the shoulder as a priority.

It is doing 3/8 inch five shot concentric groups now, so am pleased with it. Loaded up some 200 grain Nosler partitions for close range bush work, and with the A-max sighted 3 inches high at 100 yards, these are close enough to the center of the bull to use with the same setting if an elk pops up at short range.
17 Nov 2014
@ 01:37 am (GMT)

Mike Neeson

Re: loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max
Great news.
15 Dec 2014
@ 10:25 am (GMT)

Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti

Re: loading .308 Winchester with the Hornady 168 grain A-Max
Will be loading some 168 amaxes wit Vihtavuori N140 soon... Need to do some work with the rifle (rem 700 police)

Will see how this perform...
 

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