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IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

 
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:05 AM
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IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Just got a can of IMR 4064 to try out w/ my .308 (Savage 10FP LE2, 1 in 10" twist)

The IMR website lists: Starting at 41.5 gr. and max out at 45.6 gr [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]. 45.6 sounds pretty hot! That's a pretty big difference from starting to max. I figure I will start with three loads 43.5 gr. , 44.0 gr. and 44.5 gr.

Any recommendations. Thanks again,
Jim M.
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Old 05-26-2005, 09:42 AM
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

What bullet are we talking about Ramses?
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Old 05-26-2005, 03:44 PM
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Ooops. SMK 175 Gr.
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

I tried the 4064 in all my rifles and found it to be no better than Varget and the Varget is cleaner and not temp sensitive at all. And with the heavier bullets(175-190) I found 4350 to be a more accurate powder , not quite as fast but more consistant , probably due to compressed loads.
I have been doing some news loads with the VV N-550 powders and it seems to be giving some realy good velocities and very accurate results.

Any particular reason you wanted to shoot the 4064?
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:20 PM
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Try 42.2 grains of IMR 4064 with Fed 210 primers and Lapua Brass with the 175 SMK...I think you may be surprised.
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Jones,
I've heard from many sources that Varget and IMR 4064 were great in the .308. The Nornady Manual(s) rave about the two powders in this cartridge. Just experimenting with all the known performers.
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Re: IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Ramses, the load depends ALOT on what brass you use. Don't start too high or jump up too fast. IMR4064 has been the most consistent powder I've used in .308 & 7mm08 out to 1,000 yards, but Varget is a close 2nd.
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