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#5864608 - 08/05/15 01:49 PM Recommend me a 308 powder to start
Dien Offline
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 408
Loc: Grand Prairie
Getting some H4350 for 6.5CM as that seems pretty popular.

Need some recommendations for a 308 powder. Barrel is 1/10 5R 18" on a Remington action with suppressor, will be stretching it out as far as I can on a 1200yard range in the coming months.

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#5864636 - 08/05/15 02:10 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
Strongbad Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 447
I want to suggest Varget, but that stuff is scarce as hell right now. My bolt 308 likes Reloader 10x and AA2230 as well. You wont hear those tossed around much for 308 just because they're not the usual powders for it, but they work just as well and because they're not as common you might actually be able to find them. smile

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#5864701 - 08/05/15 02:54 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Loc: Wolfe City, TX
178 gr A-max even with the lands, 43.5- 45.0 gr of H-Varget. Most likely it will shoot best between 44.0 and 45.0 gr.
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#5864748 - 08/05/15 03:17 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
syncerus Offline
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Registered: 12/01/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Varget, Reloader 15, or one of the 4064 variants. 4895 can be useful, too.
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#5865337 - 08/05/15 09:11 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1231
Loc: Waco
I have had very good results with XBR8208 and AR Comp but good ole IMR 4064 is hard to beat.

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#5865431 - 08/05/15 09:58 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
parisite Offline
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Registered: 07/10/11
Posts: 681
Loc: North of the Sulphur
BLC2 and the 308 have been making beautiful music together for decades.


Edited by parisite (08/05/15 09:59 PM)

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#5865483 - 08/05/15 10:20 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 08/23/11
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Loc: Abilene
Varget, , 3031, 4895, 4064 , blc2.
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#5865944 - 08/06/15 10:01 AM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4858
Loc: Germany
Varget.
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#5866014 - 08/06/15 10:40 AM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 1757
Varget. Shines in every 308 I ever tried it in and is very versatile with different bullet weights.

In second place, IMR 4064, H4895, RL 15, or BLC2.

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#5867353 - 08/06/15 11:20 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: jeffbird]
kry226 Offline


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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: jeffbird
Varget. Shines in every 308 I ever tried it in and is very versatile with different bullet weights.


Truth.

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#5868087 - 08/07/15 01:15 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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...Looks like ya missed the Dime ...Again smile
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#5868095 - 08/07/15 01:23 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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Registered: 12/13/14
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Imr 4166 is worth a try.

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#5868922 - 08/08/15 12:29 AM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: WileyCoyote]
kry226 Offline


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Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: WileyCoyote
...Looks like ya missed the Dime ...Again smile
Ron


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#5869373 - 08/08/15 03:07 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
Ranch Dog Offline
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Another Varget shooter.
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#5870561 - 08/09/15 01:38 PM Re: Recommend me a 308 powder to start [Re: Dien]
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Varget or RE-15 are the 308s friends.
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