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Old 08-20-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
 
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Default Best powder for a .308 win. ?

I don't have much money to spend on lots of powders and bullets. So what do you think would be the best to go with. My rifle has a 20" bbl and I would like to get the most vel and accuracy I can. I know every rifle likes different stuff. But, what would you use to start with ?
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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I have had best luck with Varget or IMR4064. Very versitile and usually produce excellent velocities for 150gr and 165gr bullets.
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Varget, 4064, or 4895.
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Reloader 15. It is a lot like Varget, but better in my opinion. I use it from 125 to 175 grain bullets.

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:25 PM   #5
 
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varget or reloader 15 are great for the 308 win,on the nosler website it states 48.5 gr (max load)of varget will give u 3001 fps with 150gr bullet.thats prob 24 inch bbl so u should get around 2900fps with your 20 inch bbl.BUT u should check this load over .my mannual states max load for varget 150gr bullet is 47gr......Im sure nosler is right tho they have been in the reloading business for a long time.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:08 PM   #6
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Varget and 4064 have performed well for both of my .308s.
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I always used the 4895 for my .308. I was shooting 165 Sierra Match BTHP though to. Different purpose than hunting. Might be something better for a different bullet or weight.

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BC is right, Varget and 4064. I have probably loaded 5000 rounds of 308 with 4064.
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I get the best results with IMR 4064 also for the .308...
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