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loads for .308 WIN

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Old 12-29-2006, 10:37 AM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

You can use 4350 and it will give decient results , your not going to get nearly the velocity out of it that you would with the slightly faster powder like R-15 , Varget and such. I use the 4350 when I shoot the realy heavy bullet out of my 308 like the 210 berger and 220 SMK.
Its not goning to hurt to try it but don't be supprised if you end reslut is a little less desirable than expected , but who knows your gun might like it.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:23 AM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Although I only shoot 168SMK, I have tried 4064,4895, and 4350. My two bench shooting range is 50 yds from my door.(My wife refuses to let me shoot from the porch), anyway I shoot a lot and I shoot a lot of 308. I only shoot one powder now VARGET. for the 168 I use 45gr. Very stable powder. Easy to meter and excellent accuracy. I even use it for my 06 and 243. Use what powder you have, but when it runs out do yourself a favor and try a pound of Hodgen's Varget. Most powders work but some work better than others.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:51 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Save yourself the time and buy Varget. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-29-2006, 03:19 PM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

I ended up with 46 gr of Varget. Work up to it.

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:16 AM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

ok another question. what is the best way to determine overall length? im just trying to find the best way to measure this. i know there are guages out there but what, if any, are the best ones?
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:41 AM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Stoney Point makes an OAL gauge. I think you can get one thru Sinclair as well and I would not be surprised if Brownells carries one as well. Or, you can determine the OAL of each of your rifles yourself without a gauge.
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:45 AM
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Re: loads for .308 WIN

Just noticed that bustayote asked the same question on his thread titled another newbie. Go there for a read on OAL.
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