Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cdes, bxrchk, Big Puma, Horbach Outdoors, Cert. Weigh Master
60502 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77598
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43790
BOBO the Clown 41127
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32707
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30585
facebook
Forum Stats
60502 Members
45 Forums
476397 Topics
6249666 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6415980 - 08/19/16 02:45 PM Anybody load 200-220 RN 308?
Big Daddy K Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 2728
Am I crazy or is there enough room to load a 200 or 220 grain round nose bullet in a 308?
_________________________
It ain't easy being me.


Top
#6416011 - 08/19/16 03:03 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
cblackall Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 05/12/16
Posts: 114
Loc: Lewisville, TX
There's room.

Top
#6416077 - 08/19/16 03:41 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
Big Stan Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/14
Posts: 276
I have seen a few folks load the 208 grain ELD in .308 at around 2550 fps.

Top
#6416179 - 08/19/16 04:37 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9433
Loc: Lewisville, TX
Yes, as a subsonic. The 200-220 make a great subsonic bullet. The velocity from a 308 will be low, and the bullet will not expand much. But penetration would be HUGE!
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6417916 - 08/21/16 07:49 AM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
tabjlr Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 05/02/11
Posts: 335
Loc: DFW
Use trail boss load the 220 but only if you have a 10 twist barrel.

Top
#6423436 - 08/24/16 10:09 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
rickt300 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 178
Loc: Johnson co, TX
I have used the 200 grain Partition in my 308 and could push it a bit over 2500 fps in a 22 inch barrel. It did expand and make two holes in everything shot with it. Seemed a pretty good thumper of a load.

Top
#6424624 - 08/25/16 04:46 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: ChadTRG42]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23463
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Yes, as a subsonic. The 200-220 make a great subsonic bullet. The velocity from a 308 will be low, and the bullet will not expand much. But penetration would be HUGE!


Not sure if it is right or not, but I read that the hornady 220 grain round noses were designed with 30-06/308 in mind and are realatively soft bullets.

I loaded them in my 300 wby and they were absolutely explosive on game, several did not exit on 150 lb size hogs. They did create massive complete and utter destruction on the inside though, was like a bomb went off. I would assume at 308 velocities they may perform well.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6424678 - 08/25/16 05:13 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
ChadTRG42 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/16/09
Posts: 9433
Loc: Lewisville, TX
^^^ I may have to try those, then!!!
_________________________

www.DallasReloads.com
Type 01 and Type 06 FFL

Top
#6449743 - 09/12/16 10:19 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
Big Daddy K Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 2728
Powder recommendation?
Not seeing a lot of load data for the 308 with 220 Hornady.
Finally got around to ordering some 220s and plan on picking up a pound of powder this weekend.
I'm assuming The Varget I have will not suffice.
Maybe trail boss but looking for a little more fps at this point. 2100-2300 would be nice.
My barrel is a 20" 1 in10 savage that is threaded for the day I join the suppressor family.
_________________________
It ain't easy being me.


Top
#6450242 - 09/13/16 10:39 AM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
7x57 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 580
Loc: Laredo, TX
Might need to check the clearance in the throat of the rifle, too.

Top
#6450855 - 09/13/16 05:56 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
dizzy17 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/20/12
Posts: 20
I load these for my sps 20" barrel. I was hesitant at first, but I had them on hand for the 300 blackout. So I tried them with varget and get 2150 fps. I sighted in at 150 yards and they grouped sub moa. They work great on hogs. Only problem, they drop like a rock.

Top
#6450870 - 09/13/16 06:04 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
Big Daddy K Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 2728
Good deal on the Varget.
Ballpark min/max?
_________________________
It ain't easy being me.


Top
#6450896 - 09/13/16 06:21 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
dizzy17 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 08/20/12
Posts: 20
I dont like to give exact numbers for safety reasons. I looked at 208 amax as a starting point from hodgdon's website and hornady's handbook. Hornady starts at 35 and hodgdon at 38. Then I worked up.

Top
#6450915 - 09/13/16 06:38 PM Re: Anybody load 200-220 RN 308? [Re: Big Daddy K]
Big Daddy K Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 2728
Gotcha.
Thanks.
_________________________
It ain't easy being me.


Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide