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Best powder for short barreled 308

 
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:11 PM
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Best powder for short barreled 308

I usually use varget for my 26 inch barrel or 4064 if I cant find any Varget. But what powder would you guys recommend for best velocity in a short barrel. This is going to be my Wisconsin deer woods gun where 100 yards is a long shot. So I'm going for velocity over accuracy at this point. Firearm is a Remington 700 with a 16.5 barrel. I was thinking about H4895 as it is a faster burning powder and I still have 3/4 of a pound laying around.
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

335 or 322 depending on bullet weight.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:28 PM
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

165 grain bullets is what I'll be using
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

The powder that gives the highest velocity in a long barrel will do the same in a short barrel.
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

Varget is all I use for my .308. It has shoot excellently with every load I've tested with all brands and weights of bullets. Seems to not be very temp sensative, too.
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

R15 308 not that sensitive, you have the ruger scout?
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Re: Best powder for short barreled 308

I have a Remington 700 with 16.5 inch barrel. Threaded for a brake. And no I didn't have it cut that short. It came that way from the factory. I disagree with the statement about a powder will produce top velocity in a long barrel as it will a short barrel. If that were the case there'd be no point to having different burn rates for powders.
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