Hi guys, me again. I got a few sets of reloading dies while in Wisconsin on business (man, they got everything there!) I'm looking for a load recipe for a .308 Remington Mohawk 600 bolt gun. It's got a short barrel, 18" I think. These guns were known for muzzle blast because of the short barrel and the factory ammo available. I'd like to work up a good load for elk. For elk I would normally prefer a heavy-for-caliber bullet (high SD). I don't want to give up velocity if I don't have to. Heavy bullets normally need slower powder, correct? Slower powder in a short barrel won't be very efficient, right? Does the short barrel make heavier bullets a less attractive combination or is there a way around it? I suspect I'll have to compromise on something here. What do you guys think?