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#5810897 - 06/29/15 09:36 PM 308 subsonic loads
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Looking to make some subsonic 308. Any suggestions on where to start or find some load data?

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#5811626 - 06/30/15 01:05 PM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Hodgdon and Accurate powder companies both list subsonic data for the 308 in their online data.
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#5815774 - 07/02/15 10:53 PM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: 300_WizzM]
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I have had the best luck with flat-based bullets... all of the boat-tails that I tried tumbled. I use Clays.

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#5815952 - 07/03/15 08:05 AM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: 300_WizzM]
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I loaded some boat-tails and they also were a no go. I got 150 Flat nose bullets for a 30/30 type caliber and they worked well with AA5744

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#5816024 - 07/03/15 09:12 AM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: 300_WizzM]
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Woodsman

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What was the twist on the barrel. And thanks for the info.

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#5816070 - 07/03/15 09:56 AM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: ckat]
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Originally Posted By: ckat
I have had the best luck with flat-based bullets... all of the boat-tails that I tried tumbled. I use Clays.


Good information there. up
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#5820121 - 07/06/15 04:52 PM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: ckat]
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Originally Posted By: ckat
I have had the best luck with flat-based bullets... all of the boat-tails that I tried tumbled. I use Clays.


Any boat tail greater than an 11 degree boat tail will cause tumbling (i.e. stability) issues. The worst one's are the 168 SMK and 168 A-max. They tumble for the same reason as a subsonic as they do when they transition from supersonic flight. They cause turbulence behind the boat tail, and begin to yaw, and then tumble. I can load certain boat tail bullets for subs just as good as flat base. But a flat base bullet is a shorter bullet, and is easier to stabilize.
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#5822071 - 07/07/15 08:11 PM Re: 308 subsonic loads [Re: 300_WizzM]
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What Chad said, EVERY time I load something he said would NOT work. WELL... it didn't work.
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