Trying to match a factory load when reloading
I have a nice .308 with a Leupold VX-3 CDS-equipped 3x9 =x40 scope. The custom dial is made to match the Federal Premium 165 BTSP which shoots the best in my rifle.
With no experience in rifle shell reloading (a lot of shotgun), I would like to match this load as closely as possible so the bullet will fly the way the Federal does. My desire is to not have to buy a chronometer and multiple powders to figure this out with the precision that serious marksmen invest. I have saved my brass and I'd just like to learn of one good load, get the right components and load shells for my own use.
These are the numbers I'd like to match:
Caliber: .308 Winchester
Bullet Weight: 165 grain
Bullet Style: Sierra® GameKing Boat Tail Soft Point
Muzzle Velocity: 2,700 FPS
Muzzle Energy: 2,671 ft.-lbs.
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.404
Case Type: Nickel-plated brass
Primer Type: Boxer primed, reloadable
Is this a reasonable approach? Has anyone worked up a handload that works out to these specifications. If so, what components do you use? Thanks.