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Old 11-12-2009, 04:27 PM
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308 win powder ?

I'm just starting to reload and I'm shootin a 308 win and the rifle seems to like the 168gr A max factory loads so I'll prolly try that bullet just dnt knw wher to start with powder. Any opinions woukd be great. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:48 PM
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Re: 308 win powder ?

Try Hodgdon Varget, Alliant Reloader 15, and IMR 4064. I have never used Vitihitori (spelling) so I can't suggest any of that powder. Another would be Winchester 786. You will have to play around. These are the most common powders used for that caliber. Try Federal 210 and CCI BR2 or CCI 200(if you can find them), also Remington 7 1/2 primers.

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Old 11-12-2009, 07:40 PM
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Re: 308 win powder ?

For whatever it's worth, RE15 shoots the tightest groups in my rifle with 165-168gr bullets. Varget, 4064 and 4895 are also good powders to start with in the .308win.
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Re: 308 win powder ?

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Try Hodgdon Varget, Alliant Reloader 15, and IMR 4064. I have never used Vitihitori (spelling) so I can't suggest any of that powder. Another would be Winchester 786. You will have to play around. These are the most common powders used for that caliber. Try Federal 210 and CCI BR2 or CCI 200(if you can find them), also Remington 7 1/2 primers.

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All good choices. I've always heard that if your 308 doesn't like Varget and IMR 4064, there's something wrong with your gun.
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Old 11-13-2009, 12:12 AM
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Re: 308 win powder ?

Thanks for all the help prolly try a couple of them and see what happens.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:41 PM
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Re: 308 win powder ?

What is known in the shooters world as the "National Match 308" load is 41.5grs of IMR 4895 using a 168gr smk. . . . . It's called that for a good reason.
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: 308 win powder ?

In my experience, .308 Win isn't a finicky cartridge with respect to powders. I've shot Varget, IMR4064, Re 15, H335, BL-C(2), and AA2520 all with good results.
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