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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-18-2016, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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reloading 308 with 4064

im working on a load for my 700 rem. in 308.

im shooting 165gr game kings and imr 4064 powder. i was wondering if anyone else on here uses this same combo and could compare notes.
i know each gun is different but im wondering why i get so wide a range of loading data as far as starting and max load for the same weight bullets depending on which site or book i use.

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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

I wouldn't get too wrapped up in the variations of info in loading manuals. There are lots of reasons why they vary: the type of brass being used, the type of primer being used, the construction of the bullet and how much space inside the case it consumes, how close to the lands the bullet needs to be seated, and more...

Nonetheless, I think you'll be quite pleased with that 4064 in your .308. I don't load for a .308, but I do load for my .300 Savage -a cartridge very similar in size and performance to the .308- and all I load for it is IMR-4064. I shoot 165's as well. Very accurate, consistent, and they drop game until the cows come home. Good luck.
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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

i have some test loads loaded up that are over what the one book says but all are under the other. i will start at the bottom and work up looking for pressure signs like normal just thought the difference was odd. unless maybe seirra bullets have more bearing surface area than hornady... idk

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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

Test barrels are 24" for the most part.Is yours?Reloading manuals tend to state safe cya loads.I have a 1985 Hornady manual if you want the min and max pm me.

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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

I load for a model 7 .308. 150 hornady. It love 4064.
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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

I've had 6 different .308's over the years and have used several different powders and bullets.I've never had anything work better than Varget in a .308.

For the past several years,I've been loading 165gr accubonds with 45gr of varget.That has been the most accurate and consistently deadly combo I've ever used in the .308.
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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

4064 was the powder that the service rifle teams used in there national match M14's. If your rifle did not like the load, they rebuilt it!, until it did. Billet weight was kept at 168 as not to harm the op rod. That's the main reason that the .308 is used today for the sniper rifles, every one uses the same load. Maybe these days varget is used for it is believed not to be temp. Sensitive. We may not be able to see the differance from 4064, leave us know your findings.

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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

im going to reload and try again. i found seirras powder numbers to be off at least for my gun. through the chrony the speeds listed at the loads where way low.
i shot loads 2 grains over with no pressure signs. all loads shot "ok" but nothing stood out as great. im going to try again next week. maybe i will get some varget. also differnt bullets.

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Re: reloading 308 with 4064

I've always had good accuracy and consistant higher velocities with varget.It's an extreme powder and I absolutely believe that they're more consistant over a wider range of temperatures.
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