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How do you choose a powder?

2567 Views 15 Replies 12 Participants Last post by  texas_smoke
So I started reloading late last year/ early this year. I started reloading for my .308. Everyone raved how accurate Varget is, so I started with Varget. I worked up a really nice load with the Varget and really haven't seen a need to change for the .308. I bought a pound of BLc-2 and Win748 to try, but I am shooting .500" CtoC 5 shot groups at 100 yards all day with the load I am using, so I haven't even opened them.

When I start looking at 6.8 loads, it really looks like everyone is shooting just about every .270 bullet with a wide range of powders. How do you pick one to test. What exactly do you look for?

I was at a local reloading shop and they had some 110gr pro hunters, so I picked them up, with a set of dies, some Reloader 10X and some RP brass. I know RP brass doesn't get good reviews, but I have a ton of large primers, and I am not paying todays prices for some small primers.

I picked the 10x because I saw a nicely shot target posted on here and the guy said he was using Reloader 10X and 110gr. Pro Hunters. Thats the only reason I chose those for my first attempt. How else would you find a good powder?

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With TAC, just add 1 GR more for the Max:
90 GR Bullets: 34.5 GR MAx.
110 GR Bullets: 31.5 GR Max. (39.5 GR is a good place to start.).
115 GR Bullets: 31 GR Max. (39 GR is a good place to start.).
Did you mean 29 GR is a good place to start? I don't think I could fit 39 GR in the case. :a01:

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