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Anyone had good success with 155amax in 1/10 twist barrels? I know the general rule is the faster the twist the rifle will prefer heavier bullets but then Im reading about guys getting nice consistency with 155 in all sorts of rifles????? I like the fact that they shoots fast and flat. I bought 1000 LC virgin primed brass and was thinking about testing 155's for a pet load for future mass production;)
Once I can get more stinking varget!!!!!
Figured I would ask around first.

This will be out of a RRA LAR-8 varmint 26 (will be cut to 21 inches at otto comp in stl)
wilson 1/10 twist barrel. 
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Also if anyone knows of a particular load the rock river 308 likes please share.

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My buddy has a RRA .308.  He shoots Winchester brass, and 175 SMKs, with RL15.  Not sure of the powder charge.  Probably between 43 to 43.5 grains.  It shoots sub MOA. 
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I couldn't get the 155 AMAX's to work in two different 308's I tried them in.  The lapua's in that weight did better if I recall

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use them in 1x10 300wsm with super performance at 3400 fps, outstanding to 1000 yds, almost same drop as a 6.5 x 284
didn't work as well in 308 AR10T mediocre accuracy and cycle problems. using varget
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Thanks guys. I am getting anxious waiting for this rifle to come, so figured I could try and develop a future pet load in the mean time. 
 It was ordered well before the current buying frenzy however I cant help but think it is slowing up the process. I know RRA is notorious for being slow. I guess you cant rush quality.

Also wanted to pass this local company along in stl mo. hi-techammo.com

I ordered 1K virgin 308 brass and paid only $160!!!!! I thought this must be to good to be true but was pleasantly surprised when my buddy picked up my product for me. He is a direct friend of the owner. The brass is pulled down from supposedly flawed ammo however this stuff looks great! Tarnished but who cares! Nothing the tumbler cant fix. I imagine if one would separate it by weight it is as good as anything! They have several types of brass, bullets,powder, and primers on their web site. Tons of stuff for 50bmg. Let me know what you guys think!  
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Just checked out their site and he shows out of almost everything but if you guys are really after something I would give him a call and would bet he can come up with it. 
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The 155 Hornady AMax is a real good target bullet - I have used them in a .308 and a .30-06 up to 600 yds. Both rifles have 1-10 twists. They are almost as good as 190's in the wind because of higher velocities but the heavier bullets seem to be more available.
 
Varget is my powder of choice for both rifles but as I am down to my last 2 lbs of it I am looking for other powders. During the last great component shortage for the 155 AMaxI used TAC in the .308. I used R15, IMR 4320, H and IMR 4895 in both .308 and .30-06. I used RS Big Game for the .30-06.
 
As I am unable to buy .308 155 AMax's or most of the powders listed above I have shifted to the 150 SST with IMR 8208 for the .308 and Big Game for the .30-06. (Hornady Manual)
 
I have not hunted deer with the 155 AMax but would expect that it would work well at .308 and .30-06 velocities.
 
I don't have an inside track on this current component shortage but would expect it is due to large demands caused by uncertainty. Possibly the rule of supply and demand (24/7) will flatten things out by December 2013 but expect prices to be 10-15% more.
 
 
 
 
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