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Old 01-20-2020, 07:34 AM   #1
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Load for .308 Adirondack?

Wondering if anyone has a load using 4064 for my .308 Adirondack? Going to be using 150 gr SST and 165 Interbonds. Have a bunch of 4064, so will be using it.
And also, how did you break your rifle in? Thanks
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:46 AM   #2
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Any load developed for one rifle may not even be suitable for another of the same caliber and make; you just have to do your homework and work up a load for your rifle.

As the .308Win is one of the most popular chamberings in the country, there's a plethora of information available for it everywhere. You already have the components, so start low and work up with the chosen powder and bullet. It's not rocket science, just a labor of love, if you're willing to put in the time.

FWIW, I'd also try Varget.....works great in my .308's.

For BBL break-in: Most experienced shooters use the 'Sinclair Method', one shot/clean for ten shots, then clean after every five until the patches come out clean for up to 50 shots (bronze brushes and patches). Every barrel is different, and only the barrel can tell you when it's really clean. HTH
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Old 01-21-2020, 03:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I will work up some loads and post what I came up with when it warms up here.
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Old 01-21-2020, 07:00 AM   #4
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Rick,

When cleaning your barrels, do you use colloidal graphite (or lockease) in your barrels when finished?
Mine clean up so easy when I started using it.
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Started at 42 gr of 4064, and put about 20 through the gun, mostly to break in the barrel. Then started working from there up th 43.5. Looking like 42.6 seems to be a good load with both 150 sst and 165 interbonds. See how it goes as I shoot more. Only have about 45 rounds thru the gun so far.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:55 AM   #6
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Rick, When cleaning your barrels, do you use colloidal graphite (or lockease) in your barrels when finished?
Mine clean up so easy when I started using it.
K22: Sorry for the late response, just noticed this.

"Yes" I use colloidal graphite in the form of Lock-Eaze liquid squirt bottles. I used to get it at any NAPA store, but now it's only available in the damn aerosol format; useless for gun work.

You're right, the stuff is amazing, and is my best friend in the rat patch after sending 100 or so rounds downrange at 3,800 fps at Skippy.
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Better late than never. It's starting to happen a lot to me lately.

You are right, I wish they would not have made it aerosol only.
But I persevere with it. I spray it on a patch and run it down the bore, then I repeat it 2 more times.
Using Wipe Out Tactical Advantage and then finishing with Lock Eaze makes cleaning so much faster and the barrel is squeaky clean.
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