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MR2000 and 185 Jugs in .308 #7072219
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Itching to try the 185 Jugs in the .308 for the first time. I never used MR2000 before and does anyone have any good results with that powder in the .308? Any loads you like to share, of course I'll work up. I know Varget is my go to powder, just thought that MR2000 will work nice with the heavies.

Re: MR2000 and 185 Jugs in .308 [Re: TackDriver] #7072305
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http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/powderlist.aspx?type=1&powderid=31&cartridge=80

Reduce your charge from the 175 about 1 to 1.5 grains, and that should be your max with a 185 grain. Good choices on components!!!



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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/powderlist.aspx?type=1&powderid=31&cartridge=80

Reduce your charge from the 175 about 1 to 1.5 grains, and that should be your max with a 185 grain. Good choices on components!!!


It's what I was thinking earlier but used the 190 grains off Nosler website, gonna try a ladder test from 44.5 to 47.5 grains. up

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You go it. You are on the right track. 2000MR was one of the powders I use in my 308 to get some extra speed over Varget. I knew the powder engineer that created this powder at St Marks for Alliant. We talked about this powder and it's uses, and it was a good one for heavy bullet applications in 223 and 308. It's also more temp stable than Varget with the newer coatings they put on it.



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Never really seen this. Looks interesting. More velocity and temp stable then varget. Any down sides? Suppose you are going to tell me it meters better...

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Originally Posted By: Cleric
Suppose you are going to tell me it meters better...


It is a much smaller kernel and can easily run in a progressive press, if needed. It does meter great!



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Re: MR2000 and 185 Jugs in .308 [Re: TackDriver] #7072998
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Serveral FClass shooters I have talked with gave it a run for a while and it does get you a bump in velocity but not quite as consistent as H4895 or Varget so they switched back. Should do fine for heavies in 308


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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Serveral FClass shooters I have talked with gave it a run for a while and it does get you a bump in velocity but not quite as consistent as H4895 or Varget so they switched back. Should do fine for heavies in 308


Yes, I agree. It's a good powder for picking up speeds. It shot good in my 28" barrel. But I never got the true warm and fuzzies for great accuracy. It seemed to not want to shoot as good. But it hauled the mail!



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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
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Suppose you are going to tell me it meters better...


It is a much smaller kernel and can easily run in a progressive press, if needed. It does meter great!


You are correct, it meters within .4 of a grain each time on the Chargemaster, evened it out on the FX120. 45 to 47.2 grains, let's see what results are soon at 200 yards round robin style.

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