I plan to start reloading for .308 hopefully around Christmas and I am starting to research powders and load recipies. The main purpose of my loads will be whitetail deer hunting (150-300lb here in Maine and 10-300yards possible range) with some paper punching as well. I plan to buy 150gr and 165gr Sierra Soft Point Boat Tail Bullets, as these weights have worked well in factory loads for my gun. I plan to load in once fired (from my gun) federal brass, likely with CCI or possibly federal primers. My question on powders: I would like to try H335 as I have heard, being a ball powder, it meters much better than stick powders, but I seem to see many more references to Varget, h4895 and imr4895. I have also looked at prices and h335 seems cheaper. What are the negatives of h335 that I seem to be missing (if any)? Also any input you feel would be relevant to these specific loads (including tried load data) would be much appreciated. This is what I pulled from Hodgdon's site: 165 GR. HDY SP Hodgdon H335 .308" 2.750" Gr- Fps- Pressure- Start: 39.0 2432 44,500 CUP Max: 42.0 2608 49,100 CUP 150 GR. NOS E-TIP Hodgdon H335 .308" 2.800" Start: 40.4 2551 46,500 PSI Max: 43.4 2790 59,100 PSI 150 GR. NOS BT Hodgdon H335 .308" 2.800" Start: 41.0 2619 42,600 CUP Max: 44.0 2787 51,200 CUP Only thing I've found in my research so far is that H335 has a faster burn rate than the others and seems to take up less volume. My concerns with those facts are will it be harder to find a 'pet' load because its faster, will the accuracy nodes be smaller/thinner? With it taking up less volume I know I'll have to be more vigilant about not over charging (I don't know if it would be possible to double charge?). Is there a possibility of reduced accuracy from not filling the case? Sorry for the overload of newbie questions. Thanks in advance!