308 win powder ?

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hubee_7j

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I'm just starting to reload and I'm shootin a 308 win and the rifle seems to like the 168gr A max factory loads so I'll prolly try that bullet just dnt knw wher to start with powder. Any opinions woukd be great. Thanks!
 
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Try Hodgdon Varget, Alliant Reloader 15, and IMR 4064. I have never used Vitihitori (spelling) so I can't suggest any of that powder. Another would be Winchester 786. You will have to play around. These are the most common powders used for that caliber. Try Federal 210 and CCI BR2 or CCI 200(if you can find them), also Remington 7 1/2 primers.

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For whatever it's worth, RE15 shoots the tightest groups in my rifle with 165-168gr bullets. Varget, 4064 and 4895 are also good powders to start with in the .308win.
 
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Try Hodgdon Varget, Alliant Reloader 15, and IMR 4064. I have never used Vitihitori (spelling) so I can't suggest any of that powder. Another would be Winchester 786. You will have to play around. These are the most common powders used for that caliber. Try Federal 210 and CCI BR2 or CCI 200(if you can find them), also Remington 7 1/2 primers.

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All good choices. I've always heard that if your 308 doesn't like Varget and IMR 4064, there's something wrong with your gun.
 
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What is known in the shooters world as the "National Match 308" load is 41.5grs of IMR 4895 using a 168gr smk. . . . . It's called that for a good reason.
 
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In my experience, .308 Win isn't a finicky cartridge with respect to powders. I've shot Varget, IMR4064, Re 15, H335, BL-C(2), and AA2520 all with good results.
 

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