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I am currently building a "compact" .308 PBR platform. Any one got any experience with a good load for this rifle? Any reports on accuracy?

The theory was to use the PBR with the 16" barrel as a starting point and then to have a full length custom reflex overbarrel suppressor fitted . The Hogue stock will be widened in order to allow the suppressor tube to fit all the way back to the action. This will giveme a good aesthetic look and makes sure the extra weight is equally distributed and not just at the end of the barrel. In "theory" this will give me a fully suppressed PBR with a over all barrel length of only 20inches. I hope to run 150gr or 155 gr projectiles.

The only thing is this PBR has never had a round through her. She has been away for 3 weeks now and is due back for testing next week. Whole rig will consist of an IOR 2-12 and a CWS bolt knob which has already been fitted. There is even a set of pod claws ready to go to keep the whole affair stable.

You would have thought I would have tested for accuracy first. But thats what you get for getting carried away

I will post result and pics when she comes back from getting worked.

Any advice other 16" PBR owners could give would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have the 16" PBR with the Muzzle Brake. So far I have not had a chance to do any hand loading for it yet.

But with factory Ammo it shhots wonderfully. Federal GMM 168gr and 175gr work very nicely as well as Black Hills in the same weights do as good or better. I get less then .5" @ 100 yards when I do my part, easyily under .75" when I get sloppy. Hornady TAP is also a great choice.

As with any rifle, test various ammo brands & weights to see which shoots best. With a suppressor on it your likely to need to see which works best for your rifle and needs.


Try some different brands and weights of Good quality Match grade ammo as a starting point. From there you can work out the loads you want and work with your configuration.
 
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