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Powder for the 308 ?

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Unread 01-23-2013, 11:10 AM
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Re: Powder for the 308 ?

very informative and I thank you for it..I to have been a fan of IMR 4350 for a
long time.I have some here now. Also the reloader 15 is a wonderful powder.

Maybe that would be all I need and varget for my 223 and 22-250 rifle....Soon
as soon as it's back on the shelve I want to be a horader....I world like 8 lbs of each if and
when possible to get my paws on it.....Thanks again...John
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    Unread 01-23-2013, 11:50 AM
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    Re: Powder for the 308 ?

    Since you mentioned .223 - Reloder 15 is also my number one pick for .223/5.56 also... However I only shoot heavier bullets, 68gr. - 77gr. If I am shooting 55gr - 64gr., I use TAC or CFE-223.

    The .308 is so easy to load for, and is so inherintly accurate anyways, it's hard to load a round that won't shoot well!

    I chrono all my loads, and I stop based on velocity rather than pressure signs (of course unless I see pressure signs before I reach my target velocity), and RL-15 gives me either the fastest load, or one of the fastest in all my test loads for .223/5.56 and .308.

    Right now I am developing a RL-15 load for the .30-06 using 150gr. Hornady Interbonds, 165gr. SST's, and 165gr. Nosler Ballistic Tips. So far am getting excellent groups, but only standard velocities... Still working upwards...
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    Unread 01-23-2013, 12:55 PM
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    Re: Powder for the 308 ?

    For the bullet weights in the original question, Varget is hard to beat.
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    Re: Powder for the 308 ?

    +1 for Varget I load it for 308 and also 260. Great accuracy and I can work up a load in the winter and shoot it in the summer or next week. I live in Tx, 30 one day 90 the next.
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    Re: Powder for the 308 ?

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    +1 for Varget I load it for 308 and also 260. Great accuracy and I can work up a load in the winter and shoot it in the summer or next week. I live in Tx, 30 one day 90 the next.
    Guess your pretty lucky then.It's 10 below zero here and bullets freeze in mid flight..
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    Guess your pretty lucky then.It's 10 below zero here and bullets freeze in mid flight..
    it gets cold here but 10 below is cold!!!!!!!! hope it warms up soon it is 72 right now so maybe it is headed your way
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    Re: Powder for the 308 ?

    so cold the bullets freeze at the target at 300 yards
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