New Remington 5r milspec 308 which power?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by lineman2002, May 25, 2012.

  1. lineman2002

    lineman2002 Well-Known Member

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    Just got my new 5r topped with a 6.5-20-50 LR leupold gonna start loading tomorrow but first need some advice on powder type?
     
  2. cornchuck

    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rem 700P in 308 and so far it likes Varget. Actually, I loaded some up today at Hodgon's recommendations. 42 grs. to 44.5 grs. 45 grs. Is considered max. All under 175 SMK's. Also had luck with RL-15.

    Jason
     

  3. lineman2002

    lineman2002 Well-Known Member

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    I've been hearing alot about imr4064 I'll be using hornaday 168 match bullets
     
  4. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Varget, RL15, Ar Comp, IMR 8208 are four good choices among many that perform really well in the 308 Win.
     
  5. lineman2002

    lineman2002 Well-Known Member

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    42gr of varget coal at 2.810 shot .4 5 shot group fed match primer