I am not new to reloading but I have not been reloading a long time. I am tring to find a target load to compare to my cast bullet load just as a curious comparison and hunting load. I settled on the sierra 165 hbpt and varget. I went down to my bench last night wanting to load some up I did a quick double check of powder weight in my manuals. The sierra manual has maximum at 43 grains I think it starts at 40 grains, while the hodgon data has minimum at 43 grains and maximum at 46. Any advice would be helpful. I have a 98 mauser that was re chambered to 7.62 x 51by israel that my father re cut the chamber to a tight neck 308 winchester I think is what its called. The gun has a lot of sentimental value ( he died recently) so I don't want to push anything hot but I do want a better hunting load than the cast bullets it normally has a steady diet of. Thank You I think I posted this in the wrong section sorry I just signed up here.