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April 04, 2001, 14:29
Has anyone had any luck reloading the 308 FN-FAL FMJBT bullets from Wideners? At $68.00 per thousand it sure is a good deal and appeals to my thrifty nature. I hope they shoot o.k.
April 04, 2001, 16:53
I have loaded and shot them in my L1A1 and a Remington Model 7 Scout rifle. They shoot as well as the similar Hornaday FMJ bullets I had been using, which is pretty good, but neither of the guns are precision pieces.
Good bullets for ball reloading. Like you mentioned, the price is right!
April 05, 2001, 03:12
[ September 04, 2001: Message edited by: sixplusone ]
April 06, 2001, 07:47
I've used 'em with good results also.
42 gr IMR4895
COL - Insert bullet to crimp line, usually 2.810
Crimp with Lee Factory Crimp Die
April 06, 2001, 07:48
Hey Gary, I think you transposed the numbers on your AOL. Shouldn't it read 2.820?
April 06, 2001, 17:38
Thanks guys for the response! I'll be reloading the bullets this weekend.
April 07, 2001, 09:39
I have shot 2K of them and they function pretty well. Some variation in weight, as mush as 2 grains, so I weigh them out in hundred lots and segregate them to like weights. I get a little better accuracy that way. My load:
43 gr AA2230C
Rem 9 1/2 primer
chronographed @ 2650 - 2680
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