Well I took the 2 and 1/2 hour drive down to Shyda's with a good friend of mine to buy bullets and powder. He was the only one crazy enough to make the drive with me. Why is it that Rt 81 is always under construction around Wilks Barr? I bought a box of Hornady's 155 grain A-Max and a pound of Varget. I have a brand new bag of 50 Winchester brass. I shoot a Remington 700 VLS chambered in a .308 Win. I still need to buy some primers. The question is how much powder would be a good starting point? Which primers do you guys recommend? I have never used Varget before. Mostly everybody on this site seems to like it so I decided to give it a try. My max shooting range is going to be 400 to 500 yards. The barrel is 26 inches long with a 1:12 twist. Thank you in advance for help. Yo H-bar.