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#5613909 - 02/22/15 08:10 PM Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel.
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Not getting very good results with factory ammo on this rifle so going to start reloading for it. I reload pistol but this will be my first rifle cartridge. I currently have IMR 4895 powder, 155gn Amaxs and some hornady form fired brass. Anyone got some good loads worked up for this rifle and a good oal?

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#5613939 - 02/22/15 08:21 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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#5613979 - 02/22/15 08:35 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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what factory ammo did you shoot try 168 federal gold medal match never seen a 308 that would not shoot that stuff well if it does not might be your setup.i shot sub moa with that stuff but switched to 178 amax and never looked back.
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#5613992 - 02/22/15 08:40 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42


And find your lands and start even with the lands, as long as it still fits in the mag. At that bullet length I'm sure it will.
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#5614017 - 02/22/15 08:47 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42


Thanks for the info, I got a reloading manual and can work up my own loads and will. I was just seeing if anyone had something they worked up and were really impressed with.

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#5614028 - 02/22/15 08:50 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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If you start about mid way between min and max, and work up to max (or just beyond it), you will find something good. 4895 and a 155 amax is a great combo and not very picky on the loads. If you use LC (Lake City) brass, decrease the load data by about 1 to 1.5 grains.
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#5614039 - 02/22/15 08:54 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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Cool thanks. I don't have a chrono so I'm just going to look for pressure signs on the case I guess.

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#5614047 - 02/22/15 08:57 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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Yes. The 2 main pressure indicators will be sticky bolt lift and shiny spots on the case head (usually ejector swipes). I don't look at the primer, since there are too many variations in bolt faces and primer cup thicknesses (unless it's obvious).
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#5614436 - 02/23/15 06:17 AM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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Lake City Long Range brass, 150 gr SST, CCI LR primer, and 43.9 gr Varget. This is out of a Remington 700 with a 20" stainless Hart bull barrel.


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#5615266 - 02/23/15 11:54 AM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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Threw this out on your other post, but I've also seen excellent results in that rig with Varget, specifically with Nosler Custom Comps, but I don't expect that it's unique to that particular bullet.

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#5616657 - 02/23/15 08:47 PM Re: Loads for Remington 700 sps tactical 20" barrel. [Re: TheOilman]
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I have a 700 LTR in 308 with a 20" barrel. Loves Varget and 168 Nosler CC
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