optional powder for 308 loading berger 168 vld

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  1. patrick021

    patrick021 Well-Known Member

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    what type powder should i buy for a 308 shooting 168 vld berger since there is no varget to be found thanks for the help
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    H4895, RL15, N540, IMR4064 are all really good. Many more are too but these are very optimal.
     

  3. vatackdriver

    vatackdriver Well-Known Member

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    For what its worth my rifle shoots 168 vld's well w/ imr 4895
     
  4. trigger puller

    trigger puller Well-Known Member

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    I also used 4895 it is a good powder but I ordered enough Varget before things got crazy and now it is all I load for 308.
     
  5. gary bickel

    gary bickel Member

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    Try AR comp or TAC. Both work good. Gary
     
  6. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I just use Varget...Haven't tried any alternatives.

    Anyone loading Bergers needs to get a Berger manual. For $30 it's WELL worth it. They include TONS of powder options for all calibers they list.
     
  7. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    I use Varget for my 168gr Hornady bthp it should be a fairly similar load for the Bergers but I'd start around 42gr and work up. I use federal large rifle primers and 43gr of varget.

    it will shoot a Five shot group as one Ragged hole at 200 yards all day. I had plans to try to 178 grain bullet but was so impressed with 168 grain bullet that I didn't even bother.


    the rifle im shooting is a Remington SPS varmint with a 26 inch tube 1:12 twist.
     
  8. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    shhh, don't tell him about I 4320. I don't like the idea of running out because others are using it.
     
  9. teflonhunter

    teflonhunter Well-Known Member

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    8208 works very well with Berger 175's for me.
     
  10. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    look at power pro 2000 mr. newer powder and available.