308 Win With 168gr Nosler Ballistic Tip Test Loads

TXbaldhunter

Handloader
May 12, 2007
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Ran my loads over the chronograph today.Used WLRM primer on all,with Winchester cases.The 46.5 Accurate 4064 load is slightly compressed.I shot two groups with TAC and one four shot group with the CFE223.This was all the ammo I loaded for this test.Velocities were fairly close,just a tad over 2800fps out of my CZ550 Varmint.Accurate 4064 and TAC seemed to group the best.
 

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Guy Miner

Master Loader
Apr 6, 2006
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Nice work at both the loading bench, and behind the trigger!

2800 fps from a 168 out of a 308 Win is very nice too - as is the accuracy you've achieved.

TAC meters so well, that when I've used it, I end up just dumping it from the powder measure into the case rather than weighing individual charges. It's a good one.

Haven't yet tried CFE myself. I hear good things about it, but... I think your rifle has told you which loads it prefers. :grin:

Gotta love the 308, it's just so easy to live with and does so many different chores so well.

Congrats on a nice load workup & tests.

Guy
 

trailboy68

Beginner
Aug 23, 2018
5
0
Following, I am learning more about loading for the 308, Thanks for the info!

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ethmoid1999

Handloader
Oct 30, 2017
259
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Just found a container of TAC yesterday. I am going to try this powder. Sure did the job for TX.
 

noslerpartition

Handloader
May 26, 2018
900
170
I use the TAC for the 308 with a 150gr all-brass bullet with good results at about 2900 fps for a friend.
Scottish red stag didn't like the combo at all...
I had several weights doing fine (0.5 moa), so we settled for the fastest.


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TackDriver284

Handloader
Feb 13, 2016
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Good shooting there.

I loaded up 40 rounds of 168 Ballistic Tips under Varget 44.6 grains with a Fed210M primer. The .308 will be used this season for deer / hog hunting and stopped at the range to sight in. First shot, at 100 yards, on bottom right of bullseye, a quick calibration on the ATACR and 2nd and 3rd shot in the same hole on left of bullseye. Moved to the 2nd target and then one click east and 3 rounds centered smack in the middle of the bullseye. It's hard to beat the accuracy and the hunting performance of a Nosler Ballistic Tip.

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