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lhofeld
December 08, 2006, 14:39
Anyone use either of these powder types to load .308 Win? If so what are your loads.

Thanks

W.E.G.
December 08, 2006, 14:41
National Match load

41.5 grains IMR 4895 with 168 grain Sierra MatchKing bullet.

any primer

GI brass preferred - load works well in commercial brass too

k7kit
December 08, 2006, 18:46
I use 42.5 gr H4895 behind a 147gr IMI bullet in GI brass. And darn it, I am just about out of powder and shot - grrrr.

jerrymrc
December 08, 2006, 19:29
Originally posted by k7kit
I use 42.5 gr H4895 behind a 147gr IMI bullet in GI brass. And darn it, I am just about out of powder and shot - grrrr.

What primer did you use? I loaded 43 gr of H4895 with aff91 brass, WLR primers and fn 147s and got the same #s as Aussie (also loaded with 43gr of H4895) The results were not the same but the #s were.

USSR
December 08, 2006, 19:54
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k7kit
December 08, 2006, 21:20
On the H4895 load I have been using BR2 primers. Not that I love benchrest primers, just have a bunch on hand I use on a bolt gun.

fastprofessor
December 08, 2006, 22:23
I use 43 gr of BLC2 with 150 gr boat tails. My STG seems to like that load.

DougW
December 09, 2006, 18:04
I load 43gr IMR4895 with 150gr Hornady FMJ boat tails, Nosler Ballistic Tips, or 150gr Hornady sp spitzer. Remington brass and primer, or about to load some Lake City brass woth the FMJ. Excellant accuracy from my home built L1A1.

lhofeld
December 09, 2006, 19:08
Thanks guys. I have refrained from using Matchkings. I load them exclusively for my bolt guns but found that one of my FALs deformed the tip so I have shied away from them. Anybody else have the same problem?

Temp
December 10, 2006, 12:32
42.5 grains H4895 with 147 grain M-80 ball or commercial 150's for me.

cookhj
December 10, 2006, 17:03
Originally posted by W.E.G.
National Match load

41.5 grains IMR 4895 with 168 grain Sierra MatchKing bullet.

any primer

GI brass preferred - load works well in commercial brass too


+1

been using this load for years. always works well in anything you shoot it out of.