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Old 10-20-2007, 10:57 PM
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first i want to thank EVERYONE who helped me in getting started reloading. i just ordered my first reloader and now trying to figure out where i should start with a 308 round. i am shooting a savage model 12 in stainless. it will be used for coyotes out to 450yards and target practice.im trying to keep down on the pelt damage(without lowering the cal/) what bulletand powder should i be looking at and if any of you are shooting a savage. what are you finding that works good through it?also how many round on ave can i get out of a pound of powder?
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Old 10-21-2007, 12:54 AM
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it will be used for coyotes out to 450yards and target practice
Not sure about what they would do to pelts, but I would start with 168 or 175gr Sierra match kings or Berger VLDs for shooting that kindof distance.
Powder: IMR 4064 or Varget.
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Old 10-21-2007, 06:53 PM
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More than likely your shots will be within 200 yards, so get some Speer 125 gr TNTs.
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:17 AM
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first i want to thank EVERYONE who helped me in getting started reloading. i just ordered my first reloader and now trying to figure out where i should start with a 308 round. i am shooting a savage model 12 in stainless. it will be used for coyotes out to 450yards and target practice.im trying to keep down on the pelt damage(without lowering the cal/) what bulletand powder should i be looking at and if any of you are shooting a savage. what are you finding that works good through it?also how many round on ave can i get out of a pound of powder?
thanks you
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Jeff, I have found that with animals from which you want the pelts relatively undamaged,it is theimpactvelocity of the bullet that is the most significant variable, rather than bullet type. That is to say, particularly with pointed bullets, a high (2000 FPS +) impact velocity can oftendo a lot of damage even with a FMJ. The reason for thisis that such bullets very often tumble on impact, and make a significant exit wound. This would NOT be such a problem at ranges like 450 yards, because the bullet has lost a large perccentage of initial velocity by the time it gets there.

I recommend getting a Speer manual, and using their "REDUCED LOAD" recommendations, with the toughest, heavy, non-expanding (preferably round-nosed) bullet you can get in the caliber you are loading.

Well, a pound of powder weighs 7000 grains. So divide 7000 by the grain weight of the powder charg you will be loading, and the result is the number of rounds that pound will load.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:36 PM
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Use the match kings as posted above and 4064 is cool , and if you are worried about pelt damage , go for head shots only , youdid say,you wanted to target practice with it !
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Old 10-22-2007, 09:37 PM
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Sweeeet, my 223 AI prints similar groups with 50 gr bt's and sst's sitting on top of 28.3 gr of 748, my 257 Roberts isn't far behind with 75 gr hornady hpbt's on top of 48.6 gr of h380.

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I would try 125s to 150s
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Old 11-03-2007, 12:49 PM
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I would try 125s to 150s
Have you had good luck with 125's? I had trouble stabilizing.
 
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