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Unread 11-11-2009, 01:12 AM
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Loading a .308?

What is the best loads and powder that you use.
Just playing around for the .308 I have been using DUPONT IMR4067 and I have had good luck
But I need to start with some othe loads and I will be buying about 5 diferent powders, I have used Benchmark,vargut, and a bunch more.Mostly Hodgdon's
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    Re: Loading a .308?

    KC, I've only used the 4064 with BR-2 primers and 175 SMK's. I got lucky with this load as it shoots unbelievable. Check out this link to an article that 6mmBR did a while back it has some good info.

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    Re: Loading a .308?

    What rifle are you using and what is your purpose? Shooting paper, short range, long range, hunting? A 308 is probably one of the easiest to load for. They will usually shoot just about anything you want. I use Lapua brass, Varget, CCI250, 155 Scenars, 168Amax, 155NAB.
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    Re: Loading a .308?

    I meant Dupont IMR4064.
    I realy like my .308 its killed a few deer without any problems..I love Accuracy..I know a rifle can shoot better than me,I just need the Marage of the three..the shooter, the load, the calibre.
    If you have one lets talk.
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    you never said what the twist was.but for me I like a 168g/175g smk.and 42g-45g of varget/IMR4064.brass is something that I haven't made my mind up on yet.use remington and lapua.both gave me good results.and all of my loads are with CCI primers,BR-2 or 200.my COAL is at SAAMI specs 2.800.but your rifel may not like them that close.try 43g of 4064 with a 168g bullet and 45g of varget.these are the two I use.all so 44g of varget with a 175g bullet.even R15 works good,but I can not remember any of my info at the moment.hope this gives ya an idea of what to do.
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    Re: Loading a .308?

    My gun likes 4895 and varget, I get 9 fps for a spread with varget so that is what I am using right now my 1in12 liked 175 smk alot but I am hunting with 178 a-maxs they shoot great to my load is 45.4 grains of varget, this over max so start lower and work up, I stopped here but there is still no pressure signs, I am getting 2740 fps with the a-maxs out of the 26 inch tube.
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    Re: Loading a .308?

    Good info on 6mmbr website. A couple of loads listed show 43 Varget for 175 SMK and either a BR2 or FED 210. I followed those recipes and use 43 gr Varget, Lapua brass, FED 210, 175 gr SMK "on the lands". Chrony shows 2600 fps out of a 22" 1:11 Pac-Nor barrel. Smallest group was .196". Average groups are just under 1/2".
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