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Unread 06-26-2009, 09:54 PM
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Re: Too much pressure?

land308 ........

Your cases don't look too hot IF you worked up to that load slowly. Be aware that when you switch to a new can of powder your pressure can be very different. This is real important if you're shooting hot loads! I have seen this most often with Varget powder. This picture shows how you can SLOWLY (and safely) work up to hot loads - that are safe.



If you want your loads to chamber and extract easily, it's best to measure your cases at the shoulder. Check out our website, and you'll see some reloading tools and Tech Tips that will help.

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    Unread 06-27-2009, 12:42 AM
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    Re: Too much pressure?

    Thanks Larry for the input.
    If I keep with this endeavor for my 308 I will probably have to start buying powder in the 8lb containers so I don't have to work up loads so often. I usually load for pure accuracy and end up with loads in the lower to mid velocities so I don't have to worry about variances in powder as much.
    I am going back out with some loads of imr 4064 tomorrow.

    Why would the third case from the right have more of a crater than the 4th with the flatter primer?
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    The third case was fired in a different rifle. I selected those particular cases for the picture. The idea of that picture is to show shooters that increasing your loads "slowly" allows you to be on the safe side when you arrive at maximum pressure.

    I always try to get powder in 8 pound kegs. It goes quickly if you shoot a lot. 4064 is another very good powder (and quite similar to Varget), except it is more termerature sensitive. It's my second choice for 308 Win.

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