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best powder for .308win

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Unread 02-04-2004, 02:58 AM
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Re: best powder for .308win

Why such a scope? well just because I like to have the extra magnification.

I have a 3.5-15 that is basically used as if it were a fixed 15 for hunting and target.

I propably wouldn't use this scope on 32 all the time, but I figure at 22x it will be on line with the reticle proportions and let in more light. Even using it at 15 for hunting would be great, but if I'm shooting at a stationary animal at a know distance(drop) I would rather turn up to a higher mag.

Just a personal taste I guess.

Thanks for you help guys!
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Unread 02-04-2004, 08:51 AM
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Re: best powder for .308win

EXPRESS--in the VV line 48.5 of N550 works amazingly in my 308 with the 168SMK.

also varget and reloader 15 if you can get them.

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Unread 02-04-2004, 08:56 AM
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Re: best powder for .308win

VARGET... VARGET.... VARGET...did I mention Varget?
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Unread 02-04-2004, 08:57 AM
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Re: best powder for .308win

I have both the 3.5-15 and 5.5-22 on .308's and have used the 32x. I would not go above 22, you lose too much brightness, your wiggles as well as heat waves (mirage and barrel heat) are magnified and your field of view is reduced so much that you can lose time acquiring the target. Plus I believe that the 5.5-22x56 is the strongest NXS made so why not use the toughest.
The 5.5-22 with the NRP2 is an amazing scope, I almost never take mine off 22. There are a lot of guys here who use it, believe Brent and Len are two happy customers of NXS.
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Unread 02-04-2004, 08:59 AM
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I also have 4 NF NXS'.... 3, 3.5-15x50 and one 5.5-22x56... You can't go wrong there...I am a VERY happy customer...
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Unread 02-04-2004, 10:16 AM
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Re: best powder for .308win

I've had good luck with 748 with 125 and 150 gr bullets, if you can find it reloader 12 works very good, 4895 showed some promise with the 168gr, i haven't had anything under 1" with varget or 4064, and as everyone else said get the 5-22nf you will not be able to see thru the 32 on any sunny day.

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