H4895 in .308

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Ramses II, May 20, 2005.

  1. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    Anybody try H4895 in .308? A guy at the range today said he really liked it in his .308.

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  2. Bud Meadows

    Bud Meadows Well-Known Member

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    I've used 4895 in my .308 for years. If I remember my pet load correctly, I used 40.5 grains of 4895, with a Sierra 168 MK, seated to 2.820". That should yield about 2550 FPS.
     

  3. Wind Dancer

    Wind Dancer Active Member

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    Not to side track your question...but try some Ramshot TAC sometime. I think you will find it to be wonderful in the .308. But, if you want to shoot up some H4895, you should find it to be a suitable powder in .308. But again, Ramshot TAC and Varget will about do it all in the .308 and do it more consistently. TAC goes through a powder measure like water. I don't think you would ever look back. Good luck. Greg.
     
  4. auton

    auton Well-Known Member

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    In the 308 Win with 165 Sierra Gameking the load that serves me well......I have won many matches and taken many different game from NC to Alaska with my SSG-69 Sniper Rifle.

    IMR 4064 @ 43.5
    IMR 4895 @ 43.6
    Fed 210M GM Primers
    FED GM Brass
    165 sierra gameking for hunting
    168 Sierra Matchking for target
    COL: 2.79" for Gamekings
    COL: 2.80" for Matchkings