.308 powder

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by elfmdl, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. elfmdl

    elfmdl New Member

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    Hat is a good powder to reload .308's with?
     
  2. m72law

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  3. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I use BL-C(2) or Benchmark. Both work well.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have been having very good results with IMR4350 and IMR4895 powders.
     
  5. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Reloader 15 and Varget are 2 of my favorite 308 powders.
     
  6. oldpapps

    oldpapps New Member

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    My standby is 748.
    I do prefer H4895 for the little 110 VMax.

    Be safe,
     
  7. linuxuser3890

    linuxuser3890 New Member

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    I second the 748. I just got though cleaning up from a 308 reloading session.

    748 is a fine powder that meters very well and burns very consistently.
     
  8. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    I reload .308 rounds for both my M1A and Savage bolt-action rifle. I load some ammo to be used in both rifles. Loading ammo that can be used safely in my M1A limits my powder selection somewhat. My favorite powders are IMR 4895, IMR 3031, IMR 4064 and Varget. The best load I ever found for my bolt-action rifle was 42.0 grains of IMR 4895 with a 167-grain Lupua Scenar bullet. I was using Lapua brass also. 41.5 grains of IMR 4064 behind the Hornady 168-grain A-Max is a great load also.
     
  9. jjfuller1

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    for my .308 ive been using IMR3031.
     
  10. oldpapps

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    Re-visit..

    I too load for several different .308/7.62 weapons, including a M1A. As I do with all of my loads for .233/5.56 and 30.06 that may be fed to differing weapons, I fully process all brass (exception being those limited 'specialty loads') including descaling the interiors, multiple cleanings and full length sizing. So it comes down to the loading/s. I use 748 for most all .223/5.56 and .308/7.62 loads (see exception in above post). I have found a very suitable loading of 748 with 150 grain bullet that works very well and safely in my M1A and is 'wimpy' enough for use in my very light Remington 600. Note: I have deferred to H4895 for my '06 loads, as I feel they have better power/pressure curves for use in my M1 Garands.

    So, to the point of this thread. I stand by my use of 748. I have not worked with all of the available powders that are out there and I feel that most are good. If not they wouldn't last long in the market. It is just personnel choice and tradeoffs for various attributes for each. 748 meters very well, is consistently available in my area, burns on the cool side, doesn't require 'Mag' primers, produces consistent load and I like it. And I can use it in several of calibers/cases that I load for.
     
  11. BlueTurf

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    I think the next powder I try will be 748. From what I have read and heard I think it might be a good one.
     
  12. W. C. Quantrill

    W. C. Quantrill New Member

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    I use H4350 and Varget in my .308's
     
  13. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    748 and 335 are pretty much the same powder.

    That and Bl C#2 will take care od all your 7.62 and 5.56 needs.

    I buy a case of 4 eight pound jugs of h335, and it loads all of my 7.62 and 5.56.
     
  14. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is a very open ended question with almost no background info. Are you truly talking .308 or do you mean 7.62 X 51? Are you loading for max velocity, match accuracy, bolt gun or semi-auto? Progressive press or single stage?

    For general purpose loads in my semi-auto battle rifles, Win-748 or BLC-2.
     
  15. elfmdl

    elfmdl New Member

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    Reloads for accuracy in a bolt gun
     
  16. W. C. Quantrill

    W. C. Quantrill New Member

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    According to Hodgdons reloading page, you can even use Clays, Titegroup, and Trailboss for reduced loads for practice. .308 is a versatile round.
     
  17. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    I use Varget in my 1k loads.
     
  18. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    My Favorite is IMR4064, BLC(2) works great also. 4064 is less temperature sensitive.
     
  19. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    ipicked up some IMR4831 last week and loaded some 308's to try out this weekend. we'll see how it works. i also loaded some 280 Rem. with IMR4831 and going to try them out too.