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Old 12-19-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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I'm a new member, long time shooter and hunter but not a reloader. I have a question today I'm sure somebody can help me with very quickly. I am working with a local Boy Scout troop (my son is working on his Eagle) and we need to know the amount of powder in a standard Remmington Express Core-Lokt 150 grain 308 Winchester round.

Any help will be appreciated.


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Old 12-20-2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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If you are looking for the weight of the powder charge in that particular factory loaded cartridge, one would have to pull a bullet and weigh the powder. If you are looking for an appropriate charge for a .308 with a 150 gr Remington Soft point then I would look at the various powder manufacturer's web sites. The weight of powder charge will vary depending on the powder used.

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I am a reloader of 30+ years that question on that 308 bullet shape and type of powder make a big difference I load for a 308 and this is close to a factory load as factories generally don t give out their load specifications My load is powder #4320 45.8 gr. at2700 fps
or #4350 52.4gr. at2700 fps
or #bl-c2 46.2gr at 2800fps
or #3031 43.7gr at 2800fps
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Old 01-11-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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That question sounds simple enough, BUT it ain`t. mbklatt gave you some data that reloaders can use with canister powders. The thing is the ammo manufactures do not use these canister powders, but use powders that may very in burn rate quite abit from 1 lot of powder to the next. They presure test every lot of powder and the amount of powder in a round can very from 1 lot of ammo to the next. You can pull a bullet and weight the powder, but it will be different with the same load from a different lot.
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I use more than one souce for my reloading info. I might check the Lyman,or Speer book and then go to the internet such as Steves page 8. Be aware of signs of high pressure, and chronographing the loads also helps as the velocities should be pretty close to those listed in your references.

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