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Old December 20, 2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Alternate to IMR/H 4895

I've always used H/IMR 4895 for most of my rifle reloading (6.5 thru 8mm, all the usual suspects) but I'm looking for an acceptable substitute. I already have some 3031 ... 4064 ... Benchmark. Question: If I were to pick up 8-16#, and shoot 140-150 grain bullets, which would YOU pick?
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Old December 20, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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acceptable substitutes

Varget, Win-748, IMR-4064, RL-12, H-335, TAC, AA-2520 All are acceptable substitutes.
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Old December 20, 2012, 04:51 PM   #3
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Since you mention 6.5 and 8mm being reloaded with 4895, I'm going to assume you mean 6.5 Swede and 8x57JS.

I'd stick with IMR 4064, I use it pretty much for all my standard rifle loads except heavy 223 loads where I use Power Pro 2000-MR. Of course ANY standard rifle powder will work, you won't know what works best for you until you try.

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Old December 20, 2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys! 4895 is sometimes hard to find and I want to have something in my larder ... better here than not!
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