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Old August 21, 2000, 08:37 AM   #1
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The subject pretty much says it all. I've been shooting 165grainers, but was thinking of trying some 150gr (both will be for whitetail) and was curious to see what others have found to be their preferred powder.

I almost forgot to ask: Where can I find a powder burning rate chart?



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Old August 21, 2000, 10:49 AM   #2
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while there are certainly other powders that would work, try 4895, either Du Pont of Hogdon.

As for burning rate charts, I think some of the NRA rreloading manuals had published them
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Old August 21, 2000, 06:11 PM   #3
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I like 4064. I'm also trying W748 right now but so far have not done as well as 4064....ol blue
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Old August 21, 2000, 10:40 PM   #4
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I like Accurate Arms 2520 powder the best.
I also got a good load for 150 grain bullets from a gun magazine about a year or two ago that recommended H380.
My Remington PSS will shoot 1/2" groups with the following load:

Federal Brass
Federal 215 Primer (Mag)
48.5 grains of H380
150 Grain Winchester Silver Tip bullet.

Use the Mag primer otherwise the H380 will burn dirty.
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Old August 22, 2000, 09:45 AM   #5
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I have had good luck with H4895 and Varget sitting under Nosler Ballistic tips ro Hornady SST's.
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Old August 23, 2000, 06:15 PM   #6
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N140 has worked well for me. Will have to try some of the other powders mentioned here.

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Old August 24, 2000, 01:36 PM   #7
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Jack. There was an article about a year or so ago on the "best" powders for the .308.
Being a person who prefers the "ball" powders, I use W-760 in my .308 loads. According to that article, however, Winchester stated that W-748 was designed specifically for the .308. I haven't tried it yet, but I may before this hunting season.
W-748 is supposed to give the highest velocity of the Winchester powders. It's good stuff. I like it.
I don't post loads on the forums, but I will pass them on if you E-mail me and request them. All I can say about these loads, it that they have proved safe and accurate in the 7 different .308 rifles I own.
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Old August 24, 2000, 02:52 PM   #8
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Jack, powder burn rate chart? Try:


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Old August 24, 2000, 05:33 PM   #9
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