IMR 4064 .308 Loads.....got a Fav?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Ramses II, May 26, 2005.

  1. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    Just got a can of IMR 4064 to try out w/ my .308 (Savage 10FP LE2, 1 in 10" twist)

    The IMR website lists: Starting at 41.5 gr. and max out at 45.6 gr /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif. 45.6 sounds pretty hot! That's a pretty big difference from starting to max. I figure I will start with three loads 43.5 gr. , 44.0 gr. and 44.5 gr.

    Any recommendations. Thanks again,
    Jim M.
     
  2. abinok

    abinok Writers Guild

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    What bullet are we talking about Ramses?
     

  3. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    Ooops. SMK 175 Gr.
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I tried the 4064 in all my rifles and found it to be no better than Varget and the Varget is cleaner and not temp sensitive at all. And with the heavier bullets(175-190) I found 4350 to be a more accurate powder , not quite as fast but more consistant , probably due to compressed loads.
    I have been doing some news loads with the VV N-550 powders and it seems to be giving some realy good velocities and very accurate results.

    Any particular reason you wanted to shoot the 4064?
     
  5. kac1345

    kac1345 Well-Known Member

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    Try 42.2 grains of IMR 4064 with Fed 210 primers and Lapua Brass with the 175 SMK...I think you may be surprised.
     
  6. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    Jones,
    I've heard from many sources that Varget and IMR 4064 were great in the .308. The Nornady Manual(s) rave about the two powders in this cartridge. Just experimenting with all the known performers.
     
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Well-Known Member

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    Ramses, the load depends ALOT on what brass you use. Don't start too high or jump up too fast. IMR4064 has been the most consistent powder I've used in .308 & 7mm08 out to 1,000 yards, but Varget is a close 2nd.
     
  8. REM 700

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    I am using 44 grains of imr 4064,lapua brass,rem. 9 1/2 primer and 175 smk. I have found 4064 to be the most consistent powder in my rifle.
     
  9. Ramses II

    Ramses II Well-Known Member

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    42.2 Gr. of 4064 was very Accurate!! 44.0 Gr. was also very accurate. Thanks for the info!

    Ramses II
     
  10. auton

    auton Well-Known Member

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    I have got a tack driver load for your 308 Win.

    IMR 4895 @ 43.6
    IMR 4064 @ 43.5
    FED 210M GM Primers
    FED GM match Brass
    Sierra 165 Gameking (Hunting)
    Sierra 168 Matchking(Target)
    COL: 2.79" Gamekings
    COL: 2.80" Matchkings

    Excellent loads less than 1/2" in my rifle @ 100 yards.

    175MK Load
    45.0 of Varget
    CCI BR-2 Primers
    Fed GM Brass
    COL: 2.80"

    180 Nosler BT
    Varget @ 44.2
    CCI Br-2 Primers
    Fed GM brass
    COL: 2.79"
     
  11. auton

    auton Well-Known Member

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    Also in the 308 Win:

    IMR 4895 @ 42.5
    180 Nosler BT or 175 Sierra MK
    Fed 210 Match Primer

    One hole groups @ 100 yards
    WW cases
     
  12. bobbat

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    Mr Bush Man...
    My first post. I have been reading and learning.
    I have a 700 VL and am trying to learn all I can concerning the best load. I read and then check the manuels.
    Most of the loads I see seam to be a little over the books, so please do not hit me for being cautious.
    45 for Varget with the 175 MKG sounds like it is the way to go, I also see that the Sierra data stops off at 41.7g for a velocity of 2500,if I go to 45g I am concerned for pressures..I would not load into the lands for fear of over pressure.Wonder what the velocity out the end is if we look at with the combination listed above?
    Thank you for being understanding. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
    Also, has anyone ever tried the Barnes 165 XLC BT..
    I HAVE NEVER USED THE BARNES IN A CENTER FIRE AND NEVER TRIED COATED BULLETS.....
    bty, ENJOYED YOUR STATE LAST MONTH ON P.O.W. bear hunting.
    Thank you for any advice you can give.
    Bob
     
  13. nelson

    nelson Well-Known Member

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    42 grains 4064 under a 168 gr nosler j4 works great
     
  14. HardHit338

    HardHit338 New Member

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    I shoot 175MK out of a Trued and blueprinted Rem700 with match chamber with a 24" 1-11 twist 5R broughton barrel and 42.2 IMR4064 is the best ive ever gotten, accuracy wise, I have gone through about 7 powders and this one by far is the most accurate. I can sit at the range all day and shoot 100yd 1/4moa or less 5 shot groups. Only stopping every 20 shots to swipe the barrel. stay with 4064 just takes time to find what your rifle likes!!

    Greg