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.308 load for a ruger international

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Mrsailfish, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Mrsailfish

    Mrsailfish New Member

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    Me and buddy need a load for his ruger international .308, it has the wood all the way to the end of the barrel and i think a 20'' barrel. I would also like to know if you would use a slow or fast powder for a short barrel such as this? Thanks for the info.
    Mr Sailfish
  2. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

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    As far as load info goes, I'm going to advise you check out your nearest load manual.
    For the 20" barrel I would probably lean towards one of the faster recommended powders. The way I choose powders is based partly on barrel length. Shorter barrels tend to lean me towards faster powders, and vica versa.
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    Just as important...What is the twist rate of the barrel?
    Fast twist-heavy bullet
    Slow twist-lighter bullet.
    Or do I have that backwards?
    Just like men, the length is not that important! :D

    Most loading manuals will give you that info. powder burn speed/twist rates.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
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