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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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308 win

I'm going to begin loading for 308 win and have a couple questions.

I'll be using once fired Remington brass, 150 gn partitions, haven't settled on powder.

For this load will a faster burning powder be best, and which ones might be suggested?

I'm using Lee data, is there a better book?

I currently load pistol and rifle, but haven't loaded 308 in a while so any experiences much apprrciated!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 12:18 PM
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Hodgden powder has extensive load data online, great resource. I load similar calibers and have had good results with W748, IMR4064. Lots of load data available for. 308, good luck. http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/

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4064 is a good powder for the .308
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 12:26 PM
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H4895 is a good 308 powder, and highly versatile. I have my daughter's 308 shooting 165 Partitions at 2700 from a 22" barrel using H4895.

Varget and RL15 are often listed among good 308 powders, too.
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VARGET.... for everything 308 and 7mm-08
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I'm going to begin loading for 308 win and have a couple questions.

I'll be using 150 gn partitions, haven't settled on powder

I'm using Lee data, is there a better book?
Do a google search for "Nosler reloading data", select .308 caliber, then .308 winchester and then 150 grain bullets. Lot's of info there straight from Nosler's latest book. Good luck.
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I can run you QuickLoad data on various powders, too, if you have something in mind and want to see how it compares to others.
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4895 and 4320 is what my 308 likes
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VARGET.... for everything 308 and 7mm-08
I'll second this. I use Varget in my 308 for 150gr and 165gr loads. I also use it for my 120gr load in 7mm08. I switched from IMR4064 to Varget a few years ago for 308 and will not go back.
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Varget and 150gr bullets. Work up your loads from the minimum and (Unless it's bear or elk) go for accuracy vs velocity. I've always had good luck with Winchester LR (non-magnum) primers as well.

Just a thought, but I use only Lapua brass as I get the most reloads from Lapua vs anything else.

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