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Thread: What 308 powder for 180gr?

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    What 308 powder for 180gr?

    Im going to load up some Nosler partition 180gr, I use varget for my 150grs, should i look to get another powder for the 180s or does varget still work well with these????

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    Hodgdon website shows :

    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon Varget .308" 2.800" 41.0 2470 41,200 CUP 45.0C 2661 49,600 CUP

    41 grain starting load, 45 grain maximum (is compressed). Load 7981 detail in caliber .308 Winchester has a load around 44 grains for the 180gr Partition.

    Start low and work up for your rifle/primer/brass

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    Cartridge: 308 Winchester
    Load Type: Rifle
    Starting Loads

    Maximum Loads

    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon H414 .308" 2.800" 46.0 2433 39,800 CUP 49.0 2573 47,500 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP Winchester 760 .308" 2.800" 46.0 2433 39,800 CUP 49.0 2573 47,500 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 4007 SSC .308" 2.800" 45.0 2481 46,600 PSI 48.0C 2616 54,200 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .308" 2.800" 42.9 2502 52,500 PSI 45.1 2615 61,100 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon Varget .308" 2.800" 41.0 2470 41,200 CUP 45.0C 2661 49,600 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 4320 .308" 2.800" 41.0 2407 43,500 PSI 45.4C 2665 57,900 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 4064 .308" 2.800" 40.7 2445 44,100 PSI 45.2C 2683 58,200 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP Winchester 748 .308" 2.800" 46.5 2610 48,500 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon BL-C(2) .308" 2.800" 42.0 2460 40,300 CUP 46.0 2660 50,100 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 4895 .308" 2.800" 40.5 2439 43,800 PSI 44.7C 2674 58,700 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon H335 .308" 2.800" 38.0 2374 41,100 CUP 41.0 2528 49,500 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon H4895 .308" 2.800" 40.0 2454 41,200 CUP 42.5 2595 49,700 CUP
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 8208 XBR .308" 2.800" 36.0 2340 51,600 PSI 40.0 2497 60,100 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP IMR IMR 3031 .308" 2.800" 37.0 2372 43,300 PSI 40.6 2594 58,000 PSI
    180 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon Benchmark .308" 2.800" 38.0 2363 40,700 CUP 41.3 2542 50,800 CUP


    I have used BL-C(2) with some success.

    Regards

    Mike

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