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Old December 28, 2012, 01:29 PM   #1
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Fast burning, slow burning powder?????

Hi Guys,
My apologies if my question seems infantile.

All the books talk about the importance of powder selection and burn rate. However, not one book yet explains which kind of powder is preferable for which use. My Nosler book comes closest
In general, magnum catridges and heavy bullets perform better when slower burning powders are used
but it doesn't give me any idea of what a heavy bullet is.

I'm only reloading .308 and using Nosler 168grain HPBT for 300-1,000 yards range, so that's my focus. Can someone explain when a fast burning powder is more desirable then a slow burning powder and vice-a-versa?
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