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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: 308 Win powder

I used to use 4064 but switched to Varget, I bought a bunch back before this madness started. 4064 is a great powder for the 308 I was just looking for a powder that works in my 260 and Varget is that powder.
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 12:46 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

    I really don't want to give this up.
    But H380 175vld gm210m .
    not blazing fast
    not the best SD but my 10BA loves it like candy.
    groups .15 to .3 moa
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 01:16 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

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    Most of the military match ammo used to be loaded with IMR 4064. I read someplace that the new 175 gr match/sniper load uses IMR 4064. I personally use either IMR 4895 or IMR 4064 depending on what bullet weight I am using. IMR 4064 if it is over 150 grs of bullet.
    I heard the new Sniper load used RL15 & the reason that powder is so hard to find, but I have seen no proof of that at all, maybe they do use 4064.

    I use 43.1 gr. of Varget and 178 A-Max in my 5R with vel. being 2615. I wonder if 4064 would yield faster velocity but with the same accuracy? Also, does 4064 vary more with temp. change than Varget?
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 01:47 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

    Ive tried rl15 with 4 bullets 3 bullet weights 3 different primers in 3 different guns two .308 one 6br and cant get squat with it. I'm really scratching my head why. (Im trying so hard because im setting on 4lbs)
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 02:23 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

    Does anyone have a good .308 rl15 recipe?

    Last edited by tbrice23; 10-03-2013 at 02:24 PM. Reason: corrected
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 03:13 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

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    I heard the new Sniper load used RL15 & the reason that powder is so hard to find, but I have seen no proof of that at all, maybe they do use 4064.

    I use 43.1 gr. of Varget and 178 A-Max in my 5R with vel. being 2615. I wonder if 4064 would yield faster velocity but with the same accuracy? Also, does 4064 vary more with temp. change than Varget?
    I use 43.8 gn of 4064 behind a 185 gn berger. Out of a 26" tube it get to 2580fps.
    Yes in my experience 4064 is more temperature sensitive than varget.
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    Unread 10-03-2013, 05:43 PM
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    Re: 308 Win powder

    I don't get too caught up with temp sensitivity. I've loaded rifle ammo here in Ohio in July and August with Reloder powders, IMR powders, VV powders, and AccurateArms powders and hunted out west in fall where it's colder and killed everything I ever shot at. Granted, I'm a lucky guy I guess because everything is typically within 350 yards.

    If temp is a major concern for you then load your ammo during the same time of year you plan on hunting with it. No worries.
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