Smokeless rifle propellants – burn rates

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by lever-hed, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    248
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    well, in the midst of trying to figure out how to add a photo, I deleted this post. lightbulb


    In response I'm basically in need of densities for 25-06 and 308 . Which powders pack the cases 95% full, I assume its the slower powders, should I consider Varget, or H1000 or something? What works for you guys? :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2009
  2. Charles B

    Charles B Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    140
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2005
    If you would provide us with the brass and bullet manufacturer for one caliber we can give you some starting points.

    If you have not done so it would be worthwhile to purchase additional reloading manuals. Maybe a Nosler and Sierra.
     

  3. lever-hed

    lever-hed Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    248
    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Using Rem or WW cases, CCI BR2 primers, 117-gr Sierra GK SBT's, or Nosler 115-gr BT's (.257). Nosler lists high densities for RL-19, Retumbo, Magnum, IMR4831.. if anyone has experience using H4895, H1000 or Varget for the 25-06 (either the Sierra's or Noslers) please let me know, I appreciate any insight.. thanks.
     
  4. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,503
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    Go to the Hodgdon web site and you will find all the info you need on loads for those powders. What shoots in my rifle might not in yours. I have found that the best powders for the 115 to 117 gr bullets in the 25-06 are IMR or AA 4350 or H-4831. H-1000 will get you just a tad more velocity but nothing to wright home to mom about, but the accuracy of the other powders was not there for me with H-1000. Varget it not a good powder to use for the 25-06 but it is great in the 308.