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IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

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IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

What cartridge is this a go to powder for? I have about 7.5 pounds. I bought a 8# jug about a year ago thinking it would be good in my 270 Win. I've tried it with several bullets and it hates this powder.
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    Re: IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

    338 Win Mag.
    300 Win Mag.
    7mm Win Mag.

    It's a pretty useful powder for many of the middle of the road centerfire rifle cartridges. Just a slightly faster burn rate than Hodgdon 4831.
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    Thanks. Got 2 of the 3.

    BTW I haven't had a windless condition to check and report spin drift findings yet. Didn't want you thinkin I forgot.
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    Re: IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

    Try a different .270 or barrel.

    .270 WCFs love IMR 4831. If it won't shoot with 57-58gr IMR 4831/130gr Sierras, you obviously have a rogue .270...It happens.
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    Re: IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

    got some 130gr BTs I haven't tried yet, but all the other bullets didn't work with this powder. You not the first person to tell me my barrel has a mind of it's own either.
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    Re: IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

    I clicked on this thread thinking 270 all the way. Also 30-06 with 165's and 300 win mag with the lighter bullets.

    Have one friend's Sako 338 win mag that it is the best load for his gun at 72 gr with 225 gr flat base TSX's.

    Had a Sauer lightweight 30-06 that would shoot well with 59 gr and the 168 TSX's.

    A 280 Wtby lightweight with 56 gr and the 140 gr Accubonds

    Numerous 270's but mostly with the 140 gr bullets. IMR4350 worked best for me generally with the 130 gr bullets.
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    Re: IMR 4831 Go to powder for what?

    just worked some loads up for savage predator hunter 243 win 45 grain HP,,,and a savage 7mil rem mag,,,162 grain BT,SP,with this powder,,,and both rifles shooting 4 shot's to 5 shots ,,,sub moa
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