What is the best barrel length for 308?

What is the best barrel length for 308?

Our experience has shown that for a . 308 caliber tactical rifle with the overall rifle weight and shooting distances mentioned earlier, a barrel of 24-27″ is optimum in one of the fairly heavy contours we discussed. Closer ranges or other considerations might dictate a shorter barrel.

What is the heaviest bullet for 308?

The heaviest modern bullet commonly available is the 230gn Berger. Some people used to load the 240gn Sierra or 250gn Barnes originals in the 308 case but all of these bullets are a little heavy to be practical in the 308 case.

Does the length of a rifle barrel affect accuracy?

6 Answers. The short answer: Yes, a longer gun barrel improves accuracy. Theoretical accuracy of handguns and rifles is driven by rifling, barrel length, and bullet mass.

What is the most accurate powder for 308?

Powder Grains Comments
Hodgdon Varget 47.5 Very Accurate Varmint Load, 2.650″ COAL
Reloader 15 47.0 Accurate, hard-hitting Varmint Load. Try .010″ into lands.
Hodgdon H335 47.0 Sierra’s Hunting Load, 26″ bbl, 2.700″ COAL
IMR 4064 45.2 Hunting Load, 26″ bbl, 2.850″ COAL

What is the best grain bullet for 308?

The 110 and 125 grain bullets make the . 308 a useful round for varmints. Velocities at the muzzle can exceed 3,200 fps, providing devastating performance on pests or predators.

What size barrel for a 308?

The .308 is a very efficient cartridge. From what I understand, it only needs an 18″ barrel for a complete burn with mid-hvy bullets. Here is some data on velocity vs bbl length.

What bullet should I use for 308?

If that bullet is too light, then try a 155 palma HPBT bullet. Its hard for a .308 not to shoot well with good bullets and a good barrel. What are you loading with the 168s that are not shooting well? The 168 sMK was designed for 300M shooting, BTW. If you are looking for a light bullet at 250 try the 155SMK Palma bullet [2156].

How many rounds in a 308 BLR?

The barrel is relatively new- about 85 rounds, so when it settles it should speed up a bit and I still need to chrono it again now that I have a can on the end of it. I have a .308 BLR with 18.5″ bbl.

What is the range of a rifle with a 20 inch barrel?

rifle with 20 inch barrel…Range will be 250 yards either prone or bench.. Tried 168 grain match bullets with no accuracy at all…. be very accurate shooting…Maybe there is no such thing possible.