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#6899867 - 09/26/17 04:17 PM powder recommendation
garyrapp55 Offline
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Registered: 12/26/11
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I remember Michael at the THF Long Range/ Precision Rifle Match back in July said buy enough powder to burn out the barrel due to changes from lot to lot for consistency. My current supply of powder is running low and I need a recommendation for good powder for my 308. The X-terminator I've been using is fine but I can't find it in more than 1lb and I'm assuming there are better powders available. What do you recommend?

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#6899873 - 09/26/17 04:24 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
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Powder Valley has 8-pounders of X-Terminator right now, if that's what you want to stick with.

I'm not a .308 shooter nor am I a long range fan...but I'd be surprised to not see one who is both recommend Varget. I'm thinking JG in particular...let's see if I'm right about that.
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#6899895 - 09/26/17 04:34 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
cblackall Offline
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Varget.

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#6899902 - 09/26/17 04:39 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
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It helps to know which bullet weight you plan to shoot to help recommend a powder. Varget and R15 are always good for 168-175/178 grain. But the options are wide open and a 308 is not a finicky round on powder choices.

If you go to this burn rate chart, the powders that are suitable for a 308 WIn run from about #82 to about #108. Faster powders for the lighter bullets and slower powders for the heavier bullets.

https://www.hodgdon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/burn-rate-color.pdf
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#6899905 - 09/26/17 04:41 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: RiverRider]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
Powder Valley has 8-pounders of X-Terminator right now, if that's what you want to stick with.

I have nothing against X-terminator, just looking for something proven, and by those who know more than me about it.

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#6899907 - 09/26/17 04:43 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Chad, I'm pushing 168's now and have no intention of lowering the weight. If anything, I'll go up.

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#6899941 - 09/26/17 05:12 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
Walker_clint Offline
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I've had great luck with Varget, also works well in .223.

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#6899952 - 09/26/17 05:22 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: Walker_clint]
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Originally Posted By: Walker_clint
I've had great luck with Varget, also works well in .223.


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#6900073 - 09/26/17 07:24 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
TackDriver Offline
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Varget for me. If I don't find Varget, I'll get IMR 4064 or H 4895

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#6900289 - 09/26/17 10:35 PM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
Murphscout Offline
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varget. Plenty to be found out and around these days

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#6900460 - 09/27/17 07:33 AM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
Teal28 Offline
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1. Varget
2. 4064
3. R15
4. MR 2000 if you want to go fast. But not very temp stable
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#6900506 - 09/27/17 08:20 AM Re: powder recommendation [Re: Teal28]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Teal28
4. MR 2000 if you want to go fast. But not very temp stable


Actually, it has tested more temp stable than varget. I have met and talked to the powder engineer that made the 2000MR and 4000MR series of powders. These 2 are what I call a "hidden jewel" of powders. They are not applicable in all situations, but the one's that are work very well.
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#6900604 - 09/27/17 09:25 AM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
RiverRider Offline
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A powder may exhibit more or less temperature tolerance in different cartridges.
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#6900674 - 09/27/17 10:19 AM Re: powder recommendation [Re: RiverRider]
garyrapp55 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RiverRider
A powder may exhibit more or less temperature tolerance in different cartridges.

Please explain how.

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#6900813 - 09/27/17 11:45 AM Re: powder recommendation [Re: garyrapp55]
yotehater Offline
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the pressure and volume and caliber.


Edited by yotehater (09/27/17 11:46 AM)
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