Originally Posted by Ridgerunner665
My loads may or may not shoot good in your rifle...but I will tell you which powders to look at.
Reloder 15 or Varget...either one...both are awesome and pretty much interchangeable in my rifles.
Start at 43 grains and work up...I've never shot a 26" 308...but for 22" there is often a sweet spot somewhere between 44 and 45...44 grains IS getting warm so work up...Hodgden says 46 grains is max for Varget, Alliant says 45 grains is max for Reloder 15 (I think...been a while since I looked)....neither of my 308's will make it to 46 grains of Varget without getting sticky bolt lift.
I use well prepped Winchester brass...If you use Remington you'll have to use a bit less powder because Remington has less case capacity.
Are you running yours to the lands or just leaving them spec.
Ill be using Varget and running them right off the lands.
The reason Varget over Re-15 is due to the temp. sensitivity of the re-powder. Dont get me wrong i love re-15 i get absolutely amazing results with it in my 223 but temp. Affects it
where with Varget there is almost no variations in the temp. Change.
And late november when the bucks are rutting here in Montana can be a COLD period more times then not.