Powder Suggestions for 308 win

Discussion in 'Reloading Tips & Tricks' started by golfnut1969, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. golfnut1969

    golfnut1969 You're not a golfer.

    I'm currently loading for th3 308 winchester and have purchased 150gr Nosler Accubond Boattail SPitzer. I can use the H335 I use for my 223 loads, but am considering buying another powder.

    If you were to buy a single powder for the 308 (shooting 150 - 165 gr bullets), what would it be? I'm looking for versatility and performance.

    :cheers:
    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Big John

    Big John New Member

    Oct 24, 2003

  3. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Active Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    Those three choices are excellent, let me add another or two.:D

    Either H-4895, or IMR-4895.

    They are NOT the same powder, but perform (as you'd expect) very much alike.

    Another powder I don't use, but see good results with, Reloader 15, but I think it's better suited to heavier bullets.

    I really don't like IMR-4064, it meters poorly, and you need to weigh every stinkin' charge:mad2:, but I can't deny that it performs well in a lot of rifles.
    If I had to pick ONE, I'd pick H-4895, but that's just me. I've used it a lot, and I like how it works.
     
  4. dodge

    dodge Active Member

    Oct 8, 2010
    cedar hill, mo
    Id load with H4350 or 4895
     
  5. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    ive used h4895 and had great results never used h4350 in 308 because my books dont show it.
     
  6. bulletman

    bulletman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Sedalia
    Any of the above, while it will work 4350 is too slow for optimum accuracy/velocity performance.
     
  7. Big John

    Big John New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    [rquote=1886056&tid=131391&author=glennasher1]
    I really don't like IMR-4064, it meters poorly, and you need to weigh every stinkin' charge:mad2:[/rquote]Yes but I always weigh every load?!
     
  8. 76_michael

    76_michael Active Member

    Jul 24, 2008
    Lincoln Co.
    H 4895 or IMR 4895 , should do well , try some Rem primmers 9 1/2 benchrest too
     
  9. MOGC

    MOGC Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    SE Ozark's
    RE-15 will most likely give you the highest velocity along with good accuracy. Varget and IMR-4064 run neck & neck in a close second to the RE-15. Any of those three should perform very well for you. I've loaded for the .308 Winchester for many years with perfect results with those three and bullets in the 150 - 165 gr. range.
     
  10. golfnut1969

    golfnut1969 You're not a golfer.

    I was considering Varget, simply because I see it used a lot in the 308 loads as well as 223. I try to keep a very standard set of supplies that can be used 'multi-purpose'. As I have so many hobbies (my wife was just reminding me of this tonight), I need to keep expenses down.

    I think I'll look into the Varget and H-4895.

    Thanks
     
  11. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    if thats the case you might look at win 760 because its a do all powder
     
  12. wolfgang

    wolfgang Senior Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Springfield, MO
    [rquote=1886140&tid=131391&author=Big John][rquote=1886056&tid=131391&author=glennasher1]
    I really don't like IMR-4064, it meters poorly, and you need to weigh every stinkin' charge:mad2:[/rquote]Yes but I always weigh every load?![/rquote]

    I do too, never had a variance of more than 0.1 gr and tried some loads, kept track of the powder charges and at 100 yards no major difference with 165 gr BTSP (still MOA), never tried at 200 yards, but I would expect all still within hunting accuracy, may not even make a difference out to 300 yards if you are hunting. IMR 4064 has a very minimal FPS difference at 0.1 gr load weight variation.
     
  13. golfnut1969

    golfnut1969 You're not a golfer.

    I always measure every load as I don't shoot/load that much. I'm still waiting to buy the gun to shoot the ammo I'm loading. Decided that I don't have the cash right now to get the gun I want, so it'll probably have to wait until spring.