308 win powder ?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by hubee_7j, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. hubee_7j

    hubee_7j Active Member

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    I'm just starting to reload and I'm shootin a 308 win and the rifle seems to like the 168gr A max factory loads so I'll prolly try that bullet just dnt knw wher to start with powder. Any opinions woukd be great. Thanks!
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Try Hodgdon Varget, Alliant Reloader 15, and IMR 4064. I have never used Vitihitori (spelling) so I can't suggest any of that powder. Another would be Winchester 786. You will have to play around. These are the most common powders used for that caliber. Try Federal 210 and CCI BR2 or CCI 200(if you can find them), also Remington 7 1/2 primers.

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  3. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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    For whatever it's worth, RE15 shoots the tightest groups in my rifle with 165-168gr bullets. Varget, 4064 and 4895 are also good powders to start with in the .308win.
     
  4. Moman

    Moman Well-Known Member

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    All good choices. I've always heard that if your 308 doesn't like Varget and IMR 4064, there's something wrong with your gun.
     
  5. hubee_7j

    hubee_7j Active Member

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    Thanks for all the help prolly try a couple of them and see what happens.
     
  6. Orddy

    Orddy Active Member

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    What is known in the shooters world as the "National Match 308" load is 41.5grs of IMR 4895 using a 168gr smk. . . . . It's called that for a good reason.
     
  7. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    In my experience, .308 Win isn't a finicky cartridge with respect to powders. I've shot Varget, IMR4064, Re 15, H335, BL-C(2), and AA2520 all with good results.