What is the best powder for a 150gr .308 load? I need it to be able to take a deer at 300yds. Thanks.
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September 7, 2009, 04:33 PM
If I had to load today I'd use H 4895 or Ramshot TAC. Now your 300 yrd shot will depend on other more pertinent factors.
Redneck with a 40
September 7, 2009, 08:20 PM
After playing around with H-4895, Varget and 4064, I've settled on IMR 4895, 4 shots in one hole at 100 yards, with my 168 gr HPBT's.
September 7, 2009, 10:40 PM
September 7, 2009, 10:48 PM
I need it to be able to take a deer at 300yds. Thanks.
A word of advice, focus on getting proficient for 300yd hunting with ONE gun rather than the three mentioned in your different threads
September 7, 2009, 11:34 PM
How about the ONE THAT SHOOTS BEST IN YOUR GUN? You are being redundant with the lack of use of a good reloading manual. Most offer up the accuracy load with their bullets! Sort of save you some of the leg work and waste bandwidth........
September 8, 2009, 01:12 AM
I like BL-C(2).
But then again... it should be on YOU to work up YOUR loads for YOUR gun.
Otherwise, you're really just shortchanging yourself by using our preferences for our guns. ;)
September 8, 2009, 03:32 AM
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September 8, 2009, 06:02 PM
Have you tried any? Every guns different, every bullets different. The biggest kick I get from reloading is finding the "magic" combination for a rifle. Try it you'll like it.
September 8, 2009, 08:30 PM
Outta the ones listed I went with 4895..haven't heard anything but good from it...I prefered Varget though
September 9, 2009, 03:21 AM
Reloader 15 or Varget
September 9, 2009, 07:46 AM
Every rifle is different. And I mean really different. Your best bet is to look in the manuals and start testing out some of the loads. From that group I'd say the 4895, but there are a lot of others to choose from as well. You'll just have to load and shoot till you hit the best one. 300 yards is a long way off so you'll need a good load to get a DRT.
September 9, 2009, 01:59 PM
Varget, 4064, 4895
September 9, 2009, 03:04 PM
IMO none of the powders listed are ideal for the .308 with 150gr bullets. They're all to FAST for best performance. H322? You gotta be kidding.
Perhaps these are just the powders you happen to own, and you don't want to buy something new. If that's the case, then, IMR4895 is the best bet for decent velocity & accuracy.
If you're open to the idea of buying another can of powder you'd have better results with something slower, like IMR4064, Varget, or RL-17.
September 9, 2009, 04:06 PM
giggitygiggity, you don't say what rifle you want this for. What good in one rifle may be too fast for a gas-operated semiauto, like the M1A, or the AR10. It might even be outright dangerous for your gun. Read "loading for gas Guns" in the Sierra Manual or here: