After all the load developement I have done for Remington 700 VSF .308 using the 168 grain hpbt bullet, it seems that availlability of this bullet weight in all brands is drying up. Even factory loaded match ammo using this bullet weight is getting scarce. 175 grain SMK's are still in abundance on dealers shelves, thus the switch. It seems that a lot of shooters are having better results with the 175 at distances greater than 100 yards.
Both Federal and Black Hills use this bullet at 2600 ft/sec in their match ammo.
So, I am going to start over. Any suggestions as far as powder selection and charge weight?
Varget has dried up in my area also. I have RL-15, IMR-4064, IMR-4895, H-4895, and WW-748.
Also, last week the Stockade gun shop in Westminister, Ca., had 100 count bags of new Lake City .308 brass already primed for $44.95/bag. Have ya'll seen or used this brass? I wonder what primer they used? It is silver colered.
Any suggestion or comments?
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom