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.308 Win. powder recommendations?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by YodaVader, Sep 12, 2004.

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  1. YodaVader

    YodaVader Member

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    Have a new Rem 700P in .308 . I am going to load up some more 168 Sierra and Hornady match bullets. So far the only powder I have used in the new .308 is Win. 748.

    Any other powder and load combinations that others can recommend that has worked well in their .308s?
     
  2. dakotasin

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    168 hornady a-max's and a win case full of varget lit by cci br-2's shoots lights out for me.
     
  3. oldfart

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    I use 43 grains of XMR 4064 (that's from Accurate) to give a MV of 2620 fps and sub-moa accuracy. I've proven that load out to 600 yards. Beyond that, it needs a bit more 'oomph.'
     
  4. ACP230

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    I've been very happy with H4895.
     
  5. 30Cal

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    Varget, 4895 and 4064.
     
  6. Dave R

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    I use H335 and Varget. Been shooting H335 for a while. Just did my first work-up with Varget. Looks like it is a tiny bit more consistent and accurate than the H335.
     
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    Varget fan here.
     
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    Lots of people often recommend Win 748 and I see that you have used it, too. Are you looking for something specific in your loads that hasn't worked well with 748?
     
  9. Mikul

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    I've used Varget and Winchester 760 and been happy with both. Each one likes to be loaded close to its respective maximum charge.
     
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    I really like IMR 4064 and the 175's I can't imagine that accuracy would sour much with the 168's.
    There are quite a few good powders for 308, it is rather easy to load for.
     
  11. YodaVader

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    Are you looking for something specific in your loads that hasn't worked well with 748?

    Just curious to see what other .308 reloaders are using. I have been primarily a handgun reloader for many years. My rifle cartridge reloading experience is limited to several hundred rounds of .223 and .308 - compared to having reloaded many thousands of rounds of handgun ammo. Appreciate all the replies!
     
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    Varget, RE15, H4895, and IMR 4064 are the most popular. I also use H380, it has a lower velocity, but is very accurate and meters well through a powder measure.
     
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    Mikul makes a good point. For both Varget and H335, the most accurate loads in my rifle are also close to max loads. I like it when velocity and accuracy occur simultaneously!

    Don't know if that is true for other powders.
     
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    I recently obtained 1/4 moa with my .308 Ruger MarkIIVT using Federal Match Primers and 40gr of 3031. This was with new winchester brass. I was going to switch to 4064 but Im going to stay with this load for this rifle a while.

    Ps. I was using Sierra 168gr Match Kings.
     
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    Winchester 748 has been a favorite of mine.
     
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    IMR 4895, 4064, BLC-2, H380, Varget, Reloder 12 and 15, and W748 for the lighter weights/760 for the heavier bullets. All have worked very well in my 700 VS
     
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    I like 4064 because it also works great in the .22-250.
     
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    Here are shots 20 - 24 out of the new Remington 700P using 748 , Federal match primers , Winchester brass and the Sierra 168 match bullet. Looks promising!
     

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    Varget and 4895 are my 2 favorites.
     
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    Nice group.
     
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    Look at that one little guy being anti-social! ;)

    Nice group. If any of my rifles shot a group like that I would declare load-testing OVER and go make a lot more of the magic recipe.

    Good luck and nice shooting.
     
  23. fnbrowning

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    I believe the 175gr Sierra has a better BC than the 168gr.

    I've found a sweet spot for my AR-10 with the 175gr. HPBT Moly Sierra and RE-15.
     
  24. Ben Shepherd

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    I use a lot of H335. Only a couple powders will out do it in the accuacy/speed dept in my 308. And belive it or not the stuff is just SICK accuracy wise in both of my 30-30's. So 2 birds, one stone, happy me.
     
  25. LAH

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    Mr. Shepherd.......Share some of them 30-30 loads with me.
     
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