The Hodgdon site shows a charge range of 38-42 grns of Benchmark for a 168 grn bullet. Other sources may vary, but why the need to go right to max charge weights with your 1st loads?
I was wanting to duplicate the federal factory ammo with this same bullet that pushes this bullet at 2650. I have used this same ammo in my rifle and it is very accurate. Hoping to duplicate or do better with these hand loads........and I cant lie if you tell me I can go 100 MPH I would try and go 101 MPH that just the way I am