.308 w/IMR4895 and 180gr charge questions
Hey guys (and gals)! New to the forum but long time shooter, and have learned a ton from reading the forums here! I am just getting started in loading rifle, but I have been loading pistol and shotgun for quite a while.
I am shooting out of a savage 10 twist 22". My dilemma is that I have found a broad range of powder charges for the above mentioned combination (.308/IMR4895/180gr). I have both Sierra Game Kings and Hornady SST's.
Sierra says 36.7 - 41.5gr of powder
IMR says 40.5 - 44.7
And I have found loaders online that list anywhere from 40 - 47gr (crazy)
The brass I am using now is 1x trimmed Win brass + Win LR primers. COL 2.80"
What do you guys say is safe in a bone stock .308? My load objectives are 100 - 300yd target, and then ~100yd medium game (whitetail, pig, etc).
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