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6.8 powders

4674 Views 9 Replies 7 Participants Last post by  paulosantos
Thanks especially to Paul and others, I found a wealth of reloading data that I did not get anywhwre else. I still have a couple of questions about powder selection. I just got my Stag model 7 (20", 1:11, SPII) and will start to load as soon as I shoot up enough factory stuff and get some brass. I will use this rifle for targets and am more interested in accuracy than velocity.
It looks like H322, Benchmark, 10X and H4198 are good choices. Unfortunately of the 12+ powders I have, H335 is the closest to those in burn rate , followed by RL7 which may be too slow. I know each rifle is a law unto itself, but if I am using 100-115 grain bullets at 100-300 yards, what would be the first two picksfor accuracy if you had to start buying powders? Right now, the rifle shooys SSA 110 gr prohunter and Hornady 110gr Vmax the best. Thanks for any help.
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Although H322 and RL10X are both great powders for 90 thru 115 gr. bullets and work well in almost all 6.8's, with that 20"+ barrel your Stag 7 should really like the slower powders like H335 for the heavier 110 thru 130 gr. And, with that good, lower pressure spec barrel, you could use the faster powders like H4198 or RL7 to make the lighter (85 and 90 gr.) bullets fly!

I really like the specs of that rifle; it should have both accuracy and high velocity!
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