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308 Winchester Reloading:

308 Winchester Reloading Specifications:
Bullet Diameter = .308".
Maximum Case Length = 2.015".
Trimmed Case Length = 2.005".
Primer Size = Large Rifle.
Maximum Cartridge Overall Length = 2.810".

Reloading Guide:
Centerfire Rifle Cartridges
Reloading Equipment Guide
Procedure Guide.
Accuracy
Brass
Primers
Powder
Bullets
Load Testing
Run-Out

Load Data:
 For the Deer, Elk or Moose hunter hand-loading or reloading his or her own 308 Winchester ammunition, Western Powders, Accurate 2520 rifle powder does an impressive job of launching 150 grain .308" diameter bullets at high velocity. Accurates online reloading data shows that a 150 grain .308" diameter Hornady SST bullet using 44.5 grains of Accurate 2520 powder can be driven to a velocity of 2,770 feet per second loaded at a maximum cartridge overall length of 2.735" in the 308 Winchester. This load does not top out until the 150 grain bullet is at 3,006 feet per second at a chamber pressure of 61,771 P.S.I..

 For the 150 grain bullet reload if you sighted your 308 Winchester hunting rifle in dead on at 220 yards it would only be 2 inches high at 150 yards and only 3.4 inches low at 275 yards which would be an excellent deer, elk and moose load.

308 Winchester Load Data:
Test Powder Used = Accurate 2520.
Test Bullet Used = Hornady / Type = SST / Diameter = .308".
Test Primer Used = Winchester / WLR.
Test Case Used = Winchester.
Test Case Trimmed Length = 2.005".
Loaded Cartridge Overall Length = 2.735".
Test Barrel Length = 24".
Test Barrel Twist Rate = 1 in 12".
Hornady
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Hornady
Bullet
Sectional
Density
Hornady
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Powder
Start
Load
Grains
Start
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Powder
Maximum
Load
Grains
Maximum
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Maximum
Load
Pressure
P.S.I.
150 .226 .415 44.5 2,770 49.4 3,006 61,771
Short Range Ballistics Chart For Above Load:
Recommended
Cartridge
Usage:
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. Lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
250 Yds.
Big Game 150 .415 3,006 3,009 0 - 3.0" - 6.5"
Long Range Ballistics Chart For Above Load:
Range: 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 500 yds. 600 yds. 700 yds.
Velocity Fps. 2,778 2,561 2,355 2,158 1,970 1,793 1,628
Energy Ft.Lbs. 2,570 2,185 1,847 1,550 1,293 1,071 883
Trajectory: + 1.5" 0 - 6.8" - 19.9" - 40.6" - 70.1" - 110.6"
Maximum Effective Range For Thin Skinned Big Game: 525 Yards.
Maximum Effective Range For Thick Skinned Big Game: 300 Yards.

Online Reloading Data References:
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Data for Hodgdon Rifle Powder, IMR Rifle Powder & Winchester Rifle Powder.

Accurate Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Accurate is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.

Ramshot Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Ramshot is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.











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