Just for fun, I decided to work up a lightweight, high speed varmint load for my .308 Howa 1500. It has a 24" stainless steel heavy barrel with 1:12" twist, Timney 1.5 lb trigger and Bell & Carlson Medalist stock. Yesterday, I tested out Sierra's Varminter hollow point 110 grain with H335 which was recommended in the Sierra reloading manual for their preferred hunting load. Although it's got a low BC, it's an accurate sub-MOA bullet according to the reviews on MidwayUSA. My best group so far was 5 shots in .642" center to center at 100 yards. Here's the best load so far:Sierra Varminter HP 110 grain (.308 Win)Powder: H335 45.3 grainsBrass: LC 1x fired, full length sized military brass, chamfered, deburred, primer pocket uniformedPrimer: CCI 200 Large Rifle PrimerCOAL: 2.600"MV: Estimated 3150 fps (I haven't chronned it yet)Next round of tests will refine the load further and also play around with seating depths since 2.600" is a pretty short COAL for .308 and leaves a long jump to the lands.