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All I use is the Nosler CC. I have now standardized on the 168 gr.
Start at 40 grains of H or IMR 4895 and work up to 41.5 grains.
Any case and primer. OAL should be between 2.80 to 2.820

My load is 41.2 grains of H4895, Winchester primer, IVI brass and OAL of 2.815 inches.

Chronographs at 2585 fps.
 
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I haven't used Nosler's 168's, but I have used their 77gr BTHPs in .224's. I'm a pretty die hard Sierra guy, but for my RRA NM AR-15, I use the Noslers almost exclusively. They're just as accurate as the Sierra's and cheaper. If the .224 bullets are any indication of the quality of the BTHP's Nosler makes, I have no doubt the 168's are good stuff too...
 
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I've used the Nosler 168 CCs for several years now and they run just as well as the SMKs in my rifles. 44gr BL-C(2) or 42gr AA2520 in a LC case are my go-to .308 loads until it gets hot (+90F) outside. Buy 'em in bulk when they're on sale. Even the SMK seconds they sell at the factory can't compete in price.

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I've been working some loads up with the Noslers 168's and they are GTG out of my Socom16.

I won't list any loads because I'm not through load development just yet, but I'm working with IMR's 4064, 4895 and 3031 with the short tube and getting a little over 1" groups with irons at about 100' shooting offhand. I know I can tighten those down very easily.

I think I bought my 1000 box as seconds, they were a very good deal.
 
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I have been using Nosler 168's for years. They are excellent bullets.

I gave 100 to a former Wimbleton Cup Winner, he is the hardest holder I know in this area.

He told me Nolsers shot as well, if not better, than SMK's.

I consider that a recommendation.

I am using a 168 Nosler, 41.0 IMR 4895 LC CCI#34, OAL 2.750 out to 300 yards. I have shot many High Master scores sitting and prone rapid fire with this load. My standing scores are too awful to contemplate, but it is not the fault of the bullet.

At 600 yards I use 175 SMK's, but if I were using 168's I would bump the charge to 41.5 grains IMR 4895.

IMR 4895 was the powder used in the development of the 308 Win, there are three 4895's to use: IMR 4895/H 4895/AA2495. I have tried other powders, these are the best in gas guns.

I use a lot of IMR 4064 in bolt guns. I am aware of shooters for whom IMR 4064 was too slow for their gas system.
 

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Been shootin Nosler 168s in CMP matches for a few yrs now. Ended up sticking with 44grs of RL-15, Winchester LG primers. Haven't actually checked fps though.
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Been shootin Nosler 168s in CMP matches for a few yrs now. Ended up sticking with 44grs of RL-15, Winchester LG primers. Haven't actually checked fps though.
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If your using commercial cases @ 44.grs that sounds like a ok load, BUT if your using L.C. or Mil-spec cases I would back it down some, RE-15 is a slow powder compareable too Varget and Imr-4064
 
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