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#5676920 - 03/30/15 08:14 PM Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me
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Thanks in advance...Gotta get me a chrono!!

.308
bullet 175gr BTHP Sierra Match King
powder 40.0 gn IMR 4064
Primer Winchester WLR
Brass Hornady
case length 2.015
COAL 2.80
barrel 20"
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#5676982 - 03/30/15 08:39 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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I'm showing 2371 fps in a 20". 45,900 psi, 96% fill and 96% burn.

I'm showing 44.2 grains of IMR 4064 as max at 62K psi and 2607 fps. The 44 grains will get you in the ball park. I use QL as a guide, and it's not always 100% on.
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#5677385 - 03/31/15 05:17 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Thanks...Care to re run it with Vihta Vuori N550? Uses more powder. My lyman says 43.5-48.5 for the N550 and 48.5 is a compressed charge.It is also best powder for the job according to Lyman. Took me several months to get it. But I got it from a local and no hazmat laugh
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#5677495 - 03/31/15 07:21 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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N550 is too slow for the 308, IMO.

48.5 is 2631 fps, 56,700 psi, 107% fill and 97% burn.
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#5678473 - 03/31/15 06:09 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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What is your favorite powder for this load??...long range!


Edited by ***Sean*** (03/31/15 06:10 PM)
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#5678497 - 03/31/15 06:29 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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.308 is pretty easy to load for powder wise.
Your original choice of IMR 4064 is a good one.
Varget is probably most chosen powder for the .308 if I had to guess.
But it's also first to get harder to find than a honest politician.
I think XBR 8208 or AR Comp along with Reloder 15 are really good performers too.
Would like to use some of the new IMR4166 when I find it
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#5678780 - 03/31/15 09:00 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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There's about 30 different powders that will work in a 308 with a 175. It depends on how aggressive you want to get with your powder. Take a look at this burn rate chart. Anything from about #82 to about #110 will work. Your Varget, R15 are really good, but can be hard to find. I personally have been trying the new powders that are coming out, like the Alliant Power Pro 2000 MR and now IMR 4166. I just got 4166 on hand, and hope to try it soon. I have been running 2000MR in my personal 308 ammo with a 175 Berger. The 2000MR will easily get 40-50 fps more than Varget with a 175 bullet in a 308. I am running a 175 Berger LR BT at 2842 fps (confirmed by chrono and with dope out to 1K yards). I have a 28" barrel, also to help with this high velocity. This load is very aggressive with this slower burning powder. If you went basic with your powder, anything in the 8208, 4895, TAC, 4064 will work. 4064 is a great powder, and I used it a lot for my 150's I hunted with years ago. You haven't said if this is for a bolt gun or gas gun. If it's a bolt gun, then any of these 30 powders will work well. If it's for a gas gun, I'd keep the to the faster burning powders, like 4895 and 8208. If you went with the new imr 4166, you could be some of the first to try it. It should be a really good one.

Burn rate chart:
http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Burn%20Rates%20-%202014-2015.pdf
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#5678841 - 03/31/15 09:31 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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I've long believed the most versatile rifle powder around is one of the 4895s. It'll work in just about anything, and beautifully in a few cartridges. I think .308 is one of them.
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#5679082 - 04/01/15 05:17 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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It is a gas gun. R25
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#5679584 - 04/01/15 11:49 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Then I would go with the faster burning powders, like 4895, 8208, 4166, 4064.
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#5679631 - 04/01/15 12:14 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Yup. Slow powders are liable to be rough on the action.
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#5680669 - 04/02/15 05:06 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Anyone want to buy 2 pounds of N550? lol
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#5680670 - 04/02/15 05:09 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Why on earth does Lyman list it as potential the most accurate load?
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#5680691 - 04/02/15 05:53 AM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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Maybe they tested in a bolt-action.
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#5681881 - 04/02/15 07:25 PM Re: Can Someone With Quickload Run This For Me [Re: ***Sean***]
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