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optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

 
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:14 PM
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optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

what type powder should i buy for a 308 shooting 168 vld berger since there is no varget to be found thanks for the help
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:32 PM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

H4895, RL15, N540, IMR4064 are all really good. Many more are too but these are very optimal.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:17 AM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

For what its worth my rifle shoots 168 vld's well w/ imr 4895
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Old 06-17-2013, 07:50 PM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

I also used 4895 it is a good powder but I ordered enough Varget before things got crazy and now it is all I load for 308.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

Try AR comp or TAC. Both work good. Gary
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:30 PM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

I just use Varget...Haven't tried any alternatives.

Anyone loading Bergers needs to get a Berger manual. For $30 it's WELL worth it. They include TONS of powder options for all calibers they list.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:24 PM
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Re: optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

I use Varget for my 168gr Hornady bthp it should be a fairly similar load for the Bergers but I'd start around 42gr and work up. I use federal large rifle primers and 43gr of varget.

it will shoot a Five shot group as one Ragged hole at 200 yards all day. I had plans to try to 178 grain bullet but was so impressed with 168 grain bullet that I didn't even bother.


the rifle im shooting is a Remington SPS varmint with a 26 inch tube 1:12 twist.
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