Many are now shooting MK 282 I think it is. A 77 grain load that is reportedly extremely accurate out of short bbls. It's over a dollar a round when it can be found
who has the blue helmets.
If the rest of the ammo shelves in the country look anything like they do around here, it's going to be a long time before you see much on shelves. Places around here are wiped completely out of any round that is shot through a semi automatic rifle or pistol.
I can kidn of find 308 if I order it or go to a gun show, but the stuff is nearly $2 a shot. The cheaper stuff for screwing around with is nowhere to be found. It's got me wanting to sell my .308 Win 70. 270 rounds are all over the place.
sad but true it would be easier to shoot a foreigner/stranger than a local person you may know coming to get your guns. I saw an article yesterday stating it will be FBI and ATF agents doing it, not local or even state LE.....all Feds
Don't sell either of your rifles, but rather make your own ammo. If you have plenty of .270 brass that has been reloaded several times then you can use that .270 brass to make .308 brass, by simply using a .308 RCBS trim die to cut it to proper length. Then you clean-up the mouth & resize in a regular FL .308 die (adjusted down to slightly move the case shoulders back) until your rifle bolt closes. Then expand the neck to .308" afterwhich ream the neck slightly enough to seat a bullet, then fireform. I use 20.0 grs/ SR-4759/150 grain bullet or you can use a lighter weight of bullet. After fireforming, you'll need to one again to ream the neck then full length size, as you would normally would, in your .308 die. This gives new life to used .270 brass by making .308 brass. .270 ammo can be made by simply necking down a .30-06 case to .270.
P.S. Forgot to mention you'll need to FL resize your .270 cases before forming .308 cases.
Once you have it formed the first time, why fire form it? Why not just load it and shoot? Otherwise isn't it like buying commercial ammo and fire forming it first too?
Great question, ptbrauch. Reason for fire forming is that the shoulder is different on a .308 case than on a .270 or .30-06 case, thus fire forming is a necessary step. After I fire form, I then proceed to inside neck ream the case as the brass is too thick at this point. The only reason I am forming .308 cases is just in case .308 brass becomes impossible to find. At this point-in-time I have an ample supply of .308 brass, but wanted the option to be able to make .308 brass if I needed to. ~ BTW, I was in Walmart yesterday morning and they had NO .308 ammo!! Saw only ONE box of "loose" Federal 550 rounds of .22 LR's.
Great question, ptbrauch. Reason for fire forming is that the shoulder is different on a .308 case than on a .270 or .30-06 case, thus fire forming is a necessary step.
Which is it?But you are forming a new shoulder.
Yes I am forming a new shoulder due to the fact a .308 case is shorter than a .270 0r 30-06 case.