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?
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.
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.
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).