Imr 8208

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ronl, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. ronl

    ronl New Member

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    Heard some buzz about the new IMR 8208. I haven't found any locally. Anyone shot any of it yet? What is your impression?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    From their website:
    IMR 8208 XBR The latest in the versatile IMR line of fine propellants, this accurate metering, super short grained extruded rifle powder was designed expressly for match, varmint, and AR sniper cartridges. Ideally suited for cartridges like the 223 Remington/5.56mm, 308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO and the 6mm PPC, shooters will find IMR 8208 XBR totally insensitive to changes in temperature, while yielding max velocities and “tack driving” accuracy. Clearly, the competitor’s “choice” and the Varmint Hunter’s “dream powder”.

    After perusing the data online, it appears to give less velocity/lb of pressure than some other powders like 4895.
     

  3. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Just what I need, another option.
     
  4. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    IMR 8208M is used in US Army 5.56 mm rifle ammo.
     
  5. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    25.3 grains of 4064 does the job very nicely for me in the .223. The problem I'm having is that 4064 works great in all of my non-magnum rifle calibers. I'm afraid that eventually I'm going to have to throw some H335, 4895, Varget etc. away.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I am in route to do a little dumpster diving for the throw away powder. Please leave it in the original cans so I don't blow myself up.
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Don't throw it away send it to me. I will pay shipping and hazmat fees.